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Cost of Living Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 7.27% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 4.54% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Rent Prices in Dubai are 0.67% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 3.01% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 20.56% lower than in Abu Dhabi
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 12.03% higher than in Abu Dhabi
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED 25.00 AED      -16.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 190.00 AED 200.00 AED      +5.26 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED 25.00 AED      -10.71 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 42.00 AED      +5.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 45.00 AED      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 18.85 AED 16.82 AED      -10.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.55 AED 3.23 AED      -8.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 AED 1.39 AED      -5.66 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.13 AED 20.20 AED      -12.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.36 AED 3.70 AED      -15.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.02 AED 2.28 AED      -24.53 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.04 AED 8.94 AED      -11.01 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.93 AED 16.87 AED      +12.95 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.95 AED 11.16 AED      +1.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.66 AED 12.29 AED      -37.46 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.89 AED 3.25 AED      -16.38 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.11 AED 2.66 AED      -14.54 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.76 AED 2.14 AED      -42.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.25 AED 1.73 AED      -46.59 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 AED 1.21 AED      -34.22 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.71 AED 0.73 AED      -57.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 7.33 AED 3.60 AED      -50.88 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 AED 1.78 AED      -29.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 AED 25.00 AED      -64.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.56 AED 15.02 AED      +29.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.58 AED 14.34 AED      +35.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 AED 20.00 AED      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 AED 5.00 AED      +150.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 AED 229.43 AED      +186.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 12.00 AED      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.96 AED 2.90 AED      -2.17 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 15.00 AED      -50.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.85 AED 8.32 AED      -6.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 AED 80,000.00 AED      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 66,613.91 AED 66,522.88 AED      -0.14 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 436.48 AED 595.89 AED      +36.52 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 AED 0.37 AED      -20.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 391.32 AED 347.67 AED      -11.16 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 296.95 AED 262.73 AED      -11.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 121.51 AED 89.62 AED      -26.25 %
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 2,188.88 AED 1,817.29 AED      -16.98 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,194.04 AED 31,448.19 AED      -17.66 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 215.53 AED 206.21 AED      -4.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 176.15 AED 155.51 AED      -11.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 300.72 AED 316.54 AED      +5.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 299.75 AED 312.47 AED      +4.24 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,207.07 AED 5,842.62 AED      +12.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,973.44 AED 3,784.22 AED      -4.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,039.99 AED 9,917.32 AED      -1.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,486.90 AED 6,985.38 AED      -6.70 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,136.09 AED 785.42 AED      -30.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 976.36 AED 609.08 AED      -37.62 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,084.83 AED 10,784.77 AED      +6.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.26 3.88      -8.78 %
Last update: April 2019April 2019
Contributors:351865
Data from past:18 months12 months
Currency: AED