Cost of Living Comparison Between Ras al-Khaimah and Abu Dhabi 

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Cost of Living in Abu Dhabi is 5.1% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Abu Dhabi is 10.2% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah
Rent Prices in Abu Dhabi are 20.0% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah
Restaurant Prices in Abu Dhabi are 28.1% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah
Groceries Prices in Abu Dhabi are 8.3% lower than in Ras al-Khaimah
Local Purchasing Power in Abu Dhabi is 40.3% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah
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Restaurants
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED 40.00 AED      +14.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 155.00 AED 250.00 AED      +61.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.50 AED 32.50 AED      +27.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 40.00 AED      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 AED 40.00 AED      +33.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 19.00 AED 21.58 AED      +13.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 AED 4.26 AED      -2.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 AED 1.56 AED      -14.7 %
Markets
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.00 AED 25.40 AED      +15.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 AED 4.45 AED      +18.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.95 AED 2.89 AED      -1.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.08 AED 9.99 AED      +10.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 23.93 AED 14.14 AED      -40.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.87 AED 11.39 AED      -17.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.03 AED 18.84 AED      -5.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.70 AED 3.83 AED      +3.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.92 AED 2.99 AED      +2.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.64 AED 2.92 AED      +10.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.01 AED 2.47 AED      +22.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 AED 1.80 AED      +5.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.39 AED 1.81 AED      +30.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.62 AED 5.19 AED      +12.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 AED 2.00 AED      +12.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 AED 50.00 AED      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.25 AED 7.58 AED      -42.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.50 AED 9.27 AED      -58.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.00 AED 22.50 AED      -6.2 %
Transportation
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 AED 2.00 AED      -80.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 225.00 AED 80.00 AED      -64.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.50 AED 12.00 AED      +118.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 AED 3.06 AED      -5.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 30.00 AED      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.21 AED 11.25 AED      +0.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 165,382.00 AED 162,224.00 AED      -1.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 89,083.33 AED 80,477.27 AED      -9.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 455.89 AED 634.58 AED      +39.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 175.00 AED 201.82 AED      +15.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 358.62 AED 392.23 AED      +9.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 185.00 AED 281.44 AED      +52.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 60.00 AED 119.33 AED      +98.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 50.00 AED      +25.0 %
Childcare
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,650.00 AED 2,550.00 AED      +54.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,500.00 AED 46,378.27 AED      +62.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 390.00 AED 277.20 AED      -28.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 216.67 AED 206.28 AED      -4.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 366.67 AED 381.79 AED      +4.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 500.00 AED 396.32 AED      -20.7 %
Rent Per Month
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,880.12 AED 4,750.00 AED      +64.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,635.89 AED 3,566.67 AED      -1.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,666.67 AED 10,182.66 AED      +32.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,666.67 AED 7,711.87 AED      +0.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,603.86 AED 1,660.12 AED      +3.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 929.02 AED 1,418.00 AED      +52.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,275.00 AED 14,334.56 AED      +54.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.00 5.37      +7.3 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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