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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,046.27A$ (22,441.39AED) 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 71.71% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 32.01% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Sydney are 2.56% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 42.06% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 82.76% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 3.68% lower than in Abu Dhabi

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  Abu Dhabi  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.80 AED     47.77 AED      +65.90 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED     254.79 AED      +69.86 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 22.00 AED     28.35 AED      +28.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 30.00 AED     19.11 AED      -36.30 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.00 AED     23.89 AED      -4.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 15.11 AED     11.77 AED      -22.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 AED     9.32 AED      +506.52 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.11 AED     7.76 AED      +600.02 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.18 AED     5.01 AED      -3.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.38 AED     10.48 AED      +139.32 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 7.50 AED     9.34 AED      +24.59 %
Eggs (12) 9.81 AED     13.50 AED      +37.65 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 32.20 AED     36.07 AED      +12.00 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.92 AED     34.20 AED      +42.98 %
Apples (1kg) 8.18 AED     13.62 AED      +66.46 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.78 AED     11.15 AED      +92.87 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.75 AED     16.40 AED      +185.22 %
Potato (1kg) 4.73 AED     10.11 AED      +113.96 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.67 AED     7.73 AED      +36.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 AED     8.16 AED      +314.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 47.50 AED     50.96 AED      +7.28 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.50 AED     16.34 AED      +92.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.60 AED     18.57 AED      +144.33 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 AED     60.51 AED      +572.36 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED     12.74 AED      +536.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED     399.70 AED      +399.63 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED     11.15 AED      +218.49 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.70 AED     9.55 AED      +462.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 AED     175.17 AED      +600.67 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.75 AED     4.84 AED      +176.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,000.00 AED     85,991.24 AED      +19.43 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 289.29 AED     758.96 AED      +162.35 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 AED     3.33 AED      +865.11 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 299.77 AED     205.47 AED      -31.46 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 385.26 AED     260.88 AED      -32.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 78.33 AED     71.75 AED      -8.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED     57.33 AED      +63.79 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 260.00 AED     351.30 AED      +35.12 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 210.83 AED     249.08 AED      +18.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 345.00 AED     459.13 AED      +33.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 366.67 AED     468.06 AED      +27.65 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,762.26 AED     7,236.68 AED      +7.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,856.25 AED     5,085.16 AED      +4.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,273.79 AED     14,359.39 AED      +0.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,942.31 AED     9,166.88 AED      -16.23 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,206.70 AED     30,929.36 AED      +90.84 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,229.17 AED     20,162.44 AED      +97.11 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 11,771.59 AED     14,967.28 AED      +27.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.86     5.61      -4.32 %
 
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