Al Ain vs Nairobi - Cost of Living Comparison

Al Ain Nairobi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1449
$811
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3275
$2024
🏠 One person rent
$889
$364
🏘️ Family rent
$1583
$686
🍽️ Food expenses
$379
$239
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.5
$154
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3640
$451
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
37
69
😀 Quality of life
64
60
🏙️ Population
767K
5.55M

The cost of living in Al Ain is 79% more expensive than in Nairobi. Cities ranked 2952nd and 6169th ($1449 vs $811) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Kenya, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months in Al Ain compared to 0.6 months in Nairobi. Al Ain ranked 7th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Nairobi ranked 1st in Kenya, while ranked 4608th and 5266th among best cities to live in the world.

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Al Ain Nairobi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.76
$4.24
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.2
$24.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.75
$5.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.6
$1.96
 Cappuccino
$5.72
$2.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.77
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$742
$482
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$672
$248
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1308
$1029
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1328
$494
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$30.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
$46.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$96.7
$37.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.73%
12.43%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2008
$1831
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1468
$588
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.2
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.88
$12.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.68
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.05
$0.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$0.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.51
$1.6
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.64
$6.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$4.54
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.84
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$0.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.55
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$11.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.75
$1.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.35
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.2
$2.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.17
$3.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.47
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.18
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$74.6
$39.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.7
$4.99
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.99
$4.77
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.4
$26.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$44.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$171
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8144
$9062

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$707
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$1964
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$1797
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$687
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$688
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$689
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$1245
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$1277
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$968
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$1277
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$693
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$687
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$688
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$952
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$987
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$705
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$880
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$947
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$907
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$657
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$691
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$690
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$785
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$686
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$687
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$863
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$650
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$469
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$471
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$440
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$528
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$497
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$348
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$567
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$455
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$552
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$633
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$515
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$671
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$544
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$643
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$664
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$833
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$687
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$963
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$455
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$459
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$647
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$709
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$459
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$427
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$572
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$925
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$580
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$461
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$554
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$453
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$460
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$648
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