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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 6,890.18A$ (19,796.88AED) 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. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 51.38% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 16.45% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Sydney are 13.40% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 26.90% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 50.15% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 6.93% lower than in Abu Dhabi

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  Abu Dhabi  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 AED     43.10 AED      +72.39 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 159.79 AED     229.86 AED      +43.85 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 24.00 AED     25.30 AED      +5.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 30.00 AED     17.24 AED      -42.54 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 30.00 AED     22.25 AED      -25.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 15.33 AED     10.78 AED      -29.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 AED     8.14 AED      +428.24 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.16 AED     6.53 AED      +463.32 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.35 AED     4.09 AED      -23.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.81 AED     8.10 AED      +68.31 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 9.57 AED     8.24 AED      -13.88 %
Eggs (12) 10.44 AED     11.41 AED      +9.28 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 29.17 AED     29.97 AED      +2.75 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.75 AED     28.51 AED      +20.05 %
Apples (1kg) 8.50 AED     11.22 AED      +31.95 %
Oranges (1kg) 6.25 AED     8.31 AED      +33.01 %
Tomato (1kg) 7.50 AED     12.17 AED      +62.29 %
Potato (1kg) 5.12 AED     9.04 AED      +76.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 7.12 AED     6.22 AED      -12.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.12 AED     6.22 AED      +192.89 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 AED     43.10 AED      -13.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.86 AED     15.47 AED      +74.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.67 AED     17.60 AED      +129.54 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 AED     61.77 AED      +517.74 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED     11.49 AED      +474.64 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED     413.74 AED      +417.18 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED     10.34 AED      +195.53 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.70 AED     6.75 AED      +297.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 AED     164.88 AED      +559.52 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.78 AED     4.11 AED      +130.80 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 74,000.00 AED     77,547.69 AED      +4.79 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 228.87 AED     609.38 AED      +166.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 AED     3.30 AED      +921.91 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 304.22 AED     182.83 AED      -39.90 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 378.57 AED     190.20 AED      -49.76 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 55.00 AED     54.95 AED      -0.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED     54.59 AED      +55.97 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 266.67 AED     305.74 AED      +14.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 195.83 AED     223.06 AED      +13.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 325.00 AED     374.41 AED      +15.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 366.67 AED     402.06 AED      +9.65 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,055.56 AED     6,446.69 AED      -8.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,510.00 AED     4,556.69 AED      -17.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,583.33 AED     12,611.92 AED      -7.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,781.25 AED     8,365.96 AED      -22.40 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,913.24 AED     31,641.12 AED      +87.08 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,560.46 AED     18,891.30 AED      +78.89 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 11,889.99 AED     12,886.39 AED      +8.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.53     5.12      -7.45 %
 
Last updateApril, 2015April, 2015
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