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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,071.81A$ (22,721.71AED) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 17,000.00AED in Abu Dhabi (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 73.98% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 33.66% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Sydney are 1.41% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 44.49% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 90.92% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 4.07% lower than in Abu Dhabi

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  Abu Dhabi  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.89 AED     48.19 AED      +66.82 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED     257.04 AED      +71.36 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 22.00 AED     28.11 AED      +27.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 28.00 AED     19.28 AED      -31.15 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 23.00 AED     24.10 AED      +4.77 %
Cappuccino (regular) 15.08 AED     11.89 AED      -21.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.57 AED     9.41 AED      +498.73 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.17 AED     7.86 AED      +571.33 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.12 AED     4.80 AED      -6.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.04 AED     10.62 AED      +162.56 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 7.14 AED     9.41 AED      +31.71 %
Eggs (12) 9.62 AED     13.63 AED      +41.59 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 29.00 AED     36.05 AED      +24.31 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 22.75 AED     34.34 AED      +50.92 %
Apples (1kg) 7.88 AED     13.59 AED      +72.46 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.60 AED     11.61 AED      +107.35 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.62 AED     16.77 AED      +198.71 %
Potato (1kg) 4.75 AED     10.22 AED      +115.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.38 AED     7.95 AED      +47.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.06 AED     8.24 AED      +300.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 47.50 AED     51.41 AED      +8.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.80 AED     16.18 AED      +83.82 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 AED     17.88 AED      +123.50 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 AED     61.05 AED      +578.30 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED     12.85 AED      +542.60 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED     403.23 AED      +404.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED     11.25 AED      +221.30 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.69 AED     9.64 AED      +468.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 AED     176.71 AED      +685.40 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.74 AED     4.87 AED      +180.69 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 74,000.00 AED     83,537.96 AED      +12.89 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 291.07 AED     771.51 AED      +165.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 AED     3.30 AED      +796.47 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 296.40 AED     205.44 AED      -30.69 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 396.79 AED     259.65 AED      -34.56 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 90.00 AED     74.54 AED      -17.18 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED     57.83 AED      +65.24 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 254.55 AED     350.42 AED      +37.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 197.86 AED     253.27 AED      +28.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 322.73 AED     462.56 AED      +43.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 340.00 AED     462.89 AED      +36.15 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,749.06 AED     7,225.66 AED      +7.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,747.06 AED     5,130.83 AED      +8.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,284.29 AED     14,319.18 AED      +0.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,732.14 AED     9,352.64 AED      -12.85 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,254.64 AED     30,803.02 AED      +101.93 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,819.45 AED     20,860.16 AED      +136.52 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 11,852.93 AED     15,197.73 AED      +28.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.86     5.69      -2.89 %
 
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