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Cost of Living in Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1741
$3996
🛋️ Without rent
$649
$2032
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1092
$1964
🍽️ Food
$421
$1074
🚐 Transport
$57.9
$156
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
🏙️ Population
1M

The average cost of living in Abu Dhabi is $1741, which is in the top 19% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1730th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 9 in the United Arab Emirates.

The median after-tax salary is $2713, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 257th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates. With an estimated population of 1M, Abu Dhabi is the 3rd largest city in the United Arab Emirates.

✈️ Closest airport11 kmBateen Airport
😷 Air qualityBad38.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank3672The Petroleum Institute
Cost of living in Abu Dhabi infographic

Prices in Abu Dhabi

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770

Abu Dhabi Cost of Living comparison