Al Ain vs Ningbo - Cost of Living Comparison

Al Ain Ningbo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1449
$882
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3275
$2310
🏠 One person rent
$889
$409
🏘️ Family rent
$1583
$777
🍽️ Food expenses
$379
$319
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.5
$74.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3640
$951
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
37
59
😀 Quality of life
64
71
🏙️ Population
767K
9.4M

The cost of living in Al Ain is 64% more expensive than in Ningbo. Cities ranked 2952nd and 5957th ($1449 vs $882) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 15th in the United Arab Emirates and China, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months in Al Ain compared to 1.1 months in Ningbo. Al Ain ranked 7th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Ningbo ranked 12th in China, while ranked 4608th and 2047th among best cities to live in the world.

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Al Ain Ningbo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.76
$4.79
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.2
$24.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.75
$5.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.6
$0.59
 Cappuccino
$5.72
$3.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.77
$0.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$742
$391
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$672
$376
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1308
$930
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1328
$688
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$20.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
$31.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$96.7
$9.22
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.73%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2008
$6059
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1468
$3816
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.2
$14.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.88
$4.38
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.68
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$2.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.05
$2.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.51
$1.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$20.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.64
$5.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$11.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$2.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.55
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$9.64
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.75
$0.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.35
$4.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.2
$13.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.17
$4.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.47
$2.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.18
$2.2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$74.6
$86
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.7
$5.91
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.99
$4.83
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.4
$33
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$94
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$575
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8144
$8097

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$1096
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$1924
133 km or 82 mi Sharjah
$1343
135 km or 84 mi Ajman
$1129
143 km or 89 mi Abu Dhabi
$1967
152 km or 94 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1020
192 km or 119 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1362
221 km or 138 mi Madinat Zayed
$1261
231 km or 143 mi Nizwa
$799
253 km or 157 mi Seeb
$1260
297 km or 184 mi Muscat
$1150
337 km or 209 mi Bandar Abbas
$707
442 km or 275 mi Doha
$1964
458 km or 284 mi Al Khor
$1797
507 km or 315 mi Chabahar
$687
525 km or 326 mi Jahrom
$688
535 km or 333 mi Jiroft
$689
564 km or 351 mi Riffa
$1245
565 km or 351 mi Manama
$1277
566 km or 352 mi Fasa
$968
567 km or 352 mi Isa Town
$1277
583 km or 362 mi Sirjan
$693
596 km or 371 mi Iranshahr
$687
604 km or 375 mi Bam
$688
607 km or 377 mi Dhahran
$952
619 km or 385 mi Dammam
$987
629 km or 391 mi Al-Mubarraz
$705
649 km or 404 mi Qatif
$880
679 km or 422 mi Shiraz
$947
684 km or 425 mi Jubail
$907
688 km or 428 mi Kerman
$657
689 km or 428 mi Rafsanjan
$691
694 km or 431 mi Marvdasht
$690
720 km or 447 mi Bushehr
$785
720 km or 447 mi Borazjan
$686
726 km or 451 mi Kazerun
$687
776 km or 482 mi Zahedan
$863
818 km or 508 mi Salalah
$824
827 km or 514 mi Yasuj
$650
866 km or 538 mi Yazd
$837

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Distance City Cost of living
55 km or 34 mi Zhoushan
$680
94 km or 58 mi Shaoxing
$726
120 km or 75 mi Linhai
$678
124 km or 77 mi Jiaxing
$726
139 km or 87 mi Hangzhou
$891
144 km or 89 mi Shanghai
$1379
150 km or 93 mi Pudong
$754
156 km or 97 mi Yiwu
$650
167 km or 104 mi Wenling
$686
177 km or 110 mi Kunshan
$701
178 km or 111 mi Huzhou
$776
180 km or 112 mi Taicang
$667
182 km or 113 mi Suzhou
$1099
203 km or 126 mi Jinhua
$849
212 km or 132 mi Changshu
$693
216 km or 134 mi Qidong
$677
224 km or 139 mi Wuxi
$852
224 km or 139 mi Lishui
$770
226 km or 140 mi Wenzhou
$849
227 km or 141 mi Haimen
$674
234 km or 146 mi Yixing
$685
234 km or 146 mi Guangde
$662
242 km or 150 mi Zhangjiagang
$690
243 km or 151 mi Nantong
$952
249 km or 155 mi Rui'an
$686
257 km or 160 mi Jiangyin
$684
260 km or 162 mi Ningguo
$655
262 km or 163 mi Liyang
$672
263 km or 163 mi Changzhou
$778
267 km or 166 mi Jingjiang
$665
278 km or 173 mi Quzhou
$514
294 km or 182 mi Xuancheng
$729
294 km or 183 mi Taixing
$681
294 km or 183 mi Rugao
$683
302 km or 187 mi Danyang
$674
310 km or 193 mi Yangzhong
$652
313 km or 194 mi Huangshan
$686
313 km or 195 mi Hai'an
$673
325 km or 202 mi Jurong
$666
327 km or 203 mi Zhenjiang
$573