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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,068.64A$ (21,248.74AED) 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 62.36% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 24.99% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Sydney are 7.52% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 36.13% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 72.96% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 0.68% lower than in Abu Dhabi

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  Abu Dhabi  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.20 AED     45.09 AED      +59.87 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED     240.48 AED      +60.32 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 22.00 AED     27.05 AED      +22.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 30.00 AED     18.04 AED      -39.88 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.00 AED     22.55 AED      -9.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 15.11 AED     11.11 AED      -26.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 AED     8.75 AED      +468.63 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.11 AED     7.29 AED      +557.94 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.19 AED     4.63 AED      -10.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.38 AED     9.76 AED      +122.96 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 7.50 AED     8.86 AED      +18.18 %
Eggs (12) 9.83 AED     12.66 AED      +28.79 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 32.20 AED     34.01 AED      +5.63 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.92 AED     32.04 AED      +33.99 %
Apples (1kg) 8.18 AED     12.85 AED      +57.02 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.78 AED     10.47 AED      +81.17 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.75 AED     15.28 AED      +165.78 %
Potato (1kg) 4.73 AED     9.43 AED      +99.51 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.67 AED     7.22 AED      +27.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 AED     7.60 AED      +280.08 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 47.50 AED     46.59 AED      -1.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.50 AED     15.50 AED      +82.31 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.60 AED     17.78 AED      +133.97 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 AED     57.42 AED      +537.95 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED     12.02 AED      +501.21 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED     360.73 AED      +350.91 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED     10.52 AED      +200.61 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.72 AED     8.42 AED      +387.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 AED     165.93 AED      +563.74 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.75 AED     4.57 AED      +160.37 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,000.00 AED     78,157.46 AED      +8.55 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 289.29 AED     726.84 AED      +151.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 AED     3.10 AED      +797.46 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 299.77 AED     194.83 AED      -35.01 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 385.26 AED     245.31 AED      -36.32 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 78.33 AED     67.72 AED      -13.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED     54.11 AED      +54.60 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 260.00 AED     329.11 AED      +26.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 210.83 AED     233.16 AED      +10.59 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 345.00 AED     426.03 AED      +23.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 381.25 AED     446.79 AED      +17.19 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,762.26 AED     6,900.10 AED      +2.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,856.25 AED     4,693.57 AED      -3.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,288.87 AED     13,620.83 AED      -4.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,942.31 AED     8,526.48 AED      -22.08 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,922.31 AED     29,161.42 AED      +83.15 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,229.17 AED     18,606.49 AED      +81.90 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 11,350.34 AED     14,090.56 AED      +24.14 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.75     5.59      -2.74 %
 
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