Abu Dhabi vs Vientiane - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Vientiane
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$905
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2380
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$453
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1049
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$297
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$57.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$314
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
52
13
😀 Quality of life
81
27
🏙️ Population
1.48M
948K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 117% more expensive than in Vientiane. Cities ranked 608th and 5700th ($1963 vs $905) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Laos, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Laos comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.3 months in Vientiane. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Vientiane ranked 1st in Laos, while ranked 318th and 8754th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Vientiane

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Abu Dhabi Vientiane
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$26.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.13
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.17
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.09
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$461
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$252
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1125
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$793
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$58.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$88.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$101
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
10.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2512
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$495
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$5.91
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$9.96
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$3.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$21
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$4.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$3.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$34
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$5.03
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$20.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$4.39
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$93.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$125
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$126
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$4450

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$1894
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$1755
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$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
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$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

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$468
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$833
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$577
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$801
241 km or 150 mi Thakhek
$846
279 km or 173 mi Phitsanulok
$420
336 km or 209 mi Vinh
$514
337 km or 210 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
352 km or 219 mi Ha Tinh
$536
363 km or 225 mi Nakhon Sawan
$479
363 km or 225 mi Chiang Rai
$498
388 km or 241 mi Ubon Ratchathani
$457
392 km or 243 mi Thanh Hoa
$532
392 km or 244 mi Chiang Mai
$539
427 km or 265 mi Dong Hoi
$516
463 km or 288 mi Nam Dinh
$513
465 km or 289 mi Pai
$533
475 km or 295 mi Viet Tri
$487
480 km or 298 mi Thai Binh
$472
480 km or 298 mi Tha Khlong
$536
481 km or 299 mi Hanoi
$638
487 km or 303 mi Jinghong
$658
489 km or 304 mi Serei Saophoan
$638
491 km or 305 mi Rangsit
$485
503 km or 313 mi Sa Pa
$504
504 km or 313 mi Pak Kret
$532
507 km or 315 mi Nonthaburi
$582
508 km or 316 mi Bac Ninh
$529
512 km or 318 mi Hai Duong
$549
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$848
527 km or 328 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
528 km or 328 mi Thai Nguyen
$528
529 km or 329 mi Siem Reap
$639
530 km or 329 mi Haiphong
$571
530 km or 330 mi Lat Luang
$535
535 km or 333 mi Nakhon Pathom
$401
540 km or 336 mi Hpa-an
$757
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$540
553 km or 344 mi Mawlamyine
$747
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$468