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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 7.79% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 8.56% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Dubai are 9.59% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 1.33% higher than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 27.21% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 15.13% higher than in Abu Dhabi
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED 30.00 AED      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 AED 200.00 AED      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 27.50 AED 25.00 AED      -9.09 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 35.00 AED      -12.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 40.00 AED      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 17.81 AED 17.89 AED      +0.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.34 AED 2.73 AED      -18.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 AED 1.45 AED      -13.66 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.41 AED 18.45 AED      -21.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.32 AED 3.16 AED      -26.90 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.04 AED 2.49 AED      -17.91 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.58 AED 7.35 AED      -23.28 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.09 AED 16.70 AED      +10.62 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.95 AED 8.74 AED      -20.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.85 AED 12.72 AED      -32.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.91 AED 2.88 AED      -26.29 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.07 AED 2.46 AED      -19.69 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.95 AED 2.34 AED      -40.60 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.41 AED 1.94 AED      -43.17 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 AED 1.30 AED      -27.14 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 AED 0.81 AED      -50.83 %
Lettuce (1 head) 7.47 AED 4.04 AED      -45.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.71 AED 1.49 AED      -44.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 AED 25.00 AED      -64.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.38 AED 15.49 AED      +36.16 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 AED 15.48 AED      +72.02 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 AED 10.00 AED      -50.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED 5.00 AED      +150.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED 262.00 AED      +227.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 AED 12.00 AED      +20.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 AED 2.54 AED      -13.28 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 15.00 AED      -50.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9.04 AED 8.99 AED      -0.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 AED 65,000.00 AED      -18.75 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 65,551.52 AED 57,763.99 AED      -11.88 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 427.88 AED 671.27 AED      +56.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 AED 0.28 AED      -39.15 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 394.21 AED 372.20 AED      -5.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 306.64 AED 305.93 AED      -0.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 110.00 AED 69.71 AED      -36.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 40.00 AED      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,051.42 AED 1,953.25 AED      -4.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,269.23 AED 35,369.05 AED      -7.58 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 212.21 AED 231.29 AED      +8.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 168.53 AED 175.84 AED      +4.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 303.16 AED 334.04 AED      +10.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 310.72 AED 337.63 AED      +8.66 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,216.22 AED 6,296.64 AED      +20.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,079.41 AED 4,068.15 AED      -0.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,569.44 AED 8,496.83 AED      -19.61 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,034.38 AED 6,360.98 AED      -20.83 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,148.61 AED 862.23 AED      -24.93 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 985.22 AED 651.04 AED      -33.92 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,145.83 AED 10,680.83 AED      +5.27 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.31 3.58      -16.96 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:349849
Data from past:18 months12 months
Currency: AED