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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,033.81A$ (22,784.98AED) 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 74.28% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 34.03% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Sydney are 1.02% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 45.73% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 89.16% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 4.28% lower than in Abu Dhabi

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  Abu Dhabi  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.82 AED     48.59 AED      +68.61 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED     259.15 AED      +72.77 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 22.00 AED     28.67 AED      +30.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 28.00 AED     19.44 AED      -30.59 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 23.00 AED     24.30 AED      +5.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 15.08 AED     11.98 AED      -20.55 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.56 AED     9.48 AED      +509.67 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.15 AED     7.93 AED      +589.42 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.15 AED     4.91 AED      -4.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.18 AED     10.74 AED      +157.02 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 7.39 AED     9.49 AED      +28.44 %
Eggs (12) 9.81 AED     13.89 AED      +41.67 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 29.00 AED     36.68 AED      +26.48 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.31 AED     34.63 AED      +48.56 %
Apples (1kg) 8.17 AED     13.83 AED      +69.34 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.80 AED     11.59 AED      +99.77 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.77 AED     16.86 AED      +192.20 %
Potato (1kg) 4.83 AED     10.27 AED      +112.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.38 AED     7.95 AED      +47.94 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 AED     8.26 AED      +306.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 47.50 AED     51.83 AED      +9.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.80 AED     16.31 AED      +85.32 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 AED     18.03 AED      +125.33 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 AED     61.55 AED      +583.86 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED     12.96 AED      +547.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED     411.40 AED      +414.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED     11.48 AED      +228.10 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.69 AED     9.72 AED      +475.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 AED     178.16 AED      +691.84 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.74 AED     4.91 AED      +182.85 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 74,000.00 AED     84,223.12 AED      +13.82 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 289.29 AED     779.31 AED      +169.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 AED     3.33 AED      +864.55 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 295.85 AED     205.16 AED      -30.65 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 396.79 AED     263.57 AED      -33.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 90.00 AED     73.49 AED      -18.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED     58.31 AED      +66.60 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 254.55 AED     353.29 AED      +38.79 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 197.86 AED     255.52 AED      +29.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 336.36 AED     466.99 AED      +38.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 350.00 AED     466.69 AED      +33.34 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,762.26 AED     7,309.75 AED      +8.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,776.47 AED     5,195.69 AED      +8.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,388.87 AED     14,436.62 AED      +0.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,770.83 AED     9,459.71 AED      -12.17 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,206.59 AED     31,181.63 AED      +92.40 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,229.17 AED     20,759.92 AED      +102.95 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 11,906.82 AED     15,276.09 AED      +28.30 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.60     5.66      +1.07 %
 
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