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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 6,968.00A$ (19,530.49AED) 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).

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Sydney are 46.74% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 14.89% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Sydney are 12.71% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 24.48% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 54.27% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 5.78% lower than in Abu Dhabi

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  Abu Dhabi  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 AED
(8.92 A$)
    42.04 AED
(15.00 A$)
     +68.17 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 162.84 AED
(58.10 A$)
    224.23 AED
(80.00 A$)
     +37.70 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 24.50 AED
(8.74 A$)
    25.23 AED
(9.00 A$)
     +2.96 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 27.25 AED
(9.72 A$)
    16.82 AED
(6.00 A$)
     -38.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 30.00 AED
(10.70 A$)
    22.42 AED
(8.00 A$)
     -25.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 15.53 AED
(5.54 A$)
    10.70 AED
(3.82 A$)
     -31.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 AED
(0.54 A$)
    8.36 AED
(2.98 A$)
     +457.16 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.03 AED
(0.37 A$)
    6.66 AED
(2.38 A$)
     +544.98 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.15 AED
(8.26 A$)
    15.90 AED
(5.67 A$)
     -31.30 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.35 AED
(1.55 A$)
    7.46 AED
(2.66 A$)
     +71.63 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.03 AED
(1.44 A$)
    3.92 AED
(1.40 A$)
     -2.81 %
Eggs (12) 10.11 AED
(3.61 A$)
    12.87 AED
(4.59 A$)
     +27.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.99 AED
(4.99 A$)
    16.62 AED
(5.93 A$)
     +18.86 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.43 AED
(3.72 A$)
    13.32 AED
(4.75 A$)
     +27.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.88 AED
(1.38 A$)
    5.08 AED
(1.81 A$)
     +31.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.97 AED
(1.06 A$)
    3.94 AED
(1.41 A$)
     +32.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.35 AED
(1.20 A$)
    5.50 AED
(1.96 A$)
     +64.04 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.18 AED
(0.78 A$)
    3.75 AED
(1.34 A$)
     +72.17 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.90 AED
(2.46 A$)
    6.38 AED
(2.28 A$)
     -7.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.05 AED
(0.73 A$)
    6.85 AED
(2.45 A$)
     +235.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 AED
(19.62 A$)
    47.65 AED
(17.00 A$)
     -13.37 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.43 AED
(3.36 A$)
    14.82 AED
(5.29 A$)
     +57.13 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.14 AED
(2.91 A$)
    15.70 AED
(5.60 A$)
     +92.76 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 AED
(3.57 A$)
    61.66 AED
(22.00 A$)
     +516.63 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED
(0.71 A$)
    11.21 AED
(4.00 A$)
     +460.58 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED
(28.54 A$)
    403.62 AED
(144.00 A$)
     +404.52 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED
(1.25 A$)
    10.09 AED
(3.60 A$)
     +188.30 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.72 AED
(0.97 A$)
    10.60 AED
(3.78 A$)
     +289.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(10.70 A$)
    163.52 AED
(58.34 A$)
     +445.07 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.61 AED
(2.36 A$)
    14.98 AED
(5.34 A$)
     +126.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 79,900.00 AED
(28,506.35 A$)
    75,649.86 AED
(26,990.00 A$)
     -5.32 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 235.26 AED
(83.93 A$)
    560.94 AED
(200.13 A$)
     +138.44 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 AED
(0.13 A$)
    1.99 AED
(0.71 A$)
     +449.84 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 312.11 AED
(111.35 A$)
    187.06 AED
(66.74 A$)
     -40.07 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 337.50 AED
(120.41 A$)
    192.54 AED
(68.69 A$)
     -42.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 55.00 AED
(19.62 A$)
    58.86 AED
(21.00 A$)
     +7.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED
(12.49 A$)
    56.06 AED
(20.00 A$)
     +60.16 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 262.96 AED
(93.82 A$)
    305.07 AED
(108.84 A$)
     +16.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 205.83 AED
(73.44 A$)
    219.03 AED
(78.14 A$)
     +6.41 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 317.50 AED
(113.28 A$)
    376.15 AED
(134.20 A$)
     +18.47 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 385.00 AED
(137.36 A$)
    395.73 AED
(141.19 A$)
     +2.79 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,954.55 AED
(2,481.21 A$)
    6,451.68 AED
(2,301.80 A$)
     -7.23 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,450.00 AED
(1,944.43 A$)
    4,694.54 AED
(1,674.90 A$)
     -13.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,562.50 AED
(4,838.77 A$)
    12,459.81 AED
(4,445.35 A$)
     -8.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,462.50 AED
(3,732.76 A$)
    8,192.19 AED
(2,922.77 A$)
     -21.70 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,572.88 AED
(561.16 A$)
    3,746.61 AED
(1,336.70 A$)
     +138.20 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 988.51 AED
(352.68 A$)
    2,080.09 AED
(742.13 A$)
     +110.43 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 11,970.42 AED
(4,270.75 A$)
    12,957.93 AED
(4,623.07 A$)
     +8.25 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.91     5.03      -14.99 %
 
Last updateJune, 2015July, 2015
Contributors:118272
Data from past:18 months12 months
Currency: AED