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

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Consumer Prices in Abu Dhabi are 11.2% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Abu Dhabi are 24.0% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah
Rent Prices in Abu Dhabi are 48.4% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah
Restaurant Prices in Abu Dhabi are 38.0% higher than in Ras al-Khaimah
Groceries Prices in Abu Dhabi are 6.7% lower than in Ras al-Khaimah
Local Purchasing Power in Abu Dhabi is 7.3% 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 280.00 AED      +80.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.50 AED 35.00 AED      +37.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 48.00 AED      +20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 AED 45.00 AED      +50.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 19.00 AED 21.82 AED      +14.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 AED 4.57 AED      +4.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 AED 1.76 AED      -3.8 %
Markets
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.00 AED 25.88 AED      +17.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 AED 4.47 AED      +19.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.95 AED 2.90 AED      -1.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.08 AED 10.26 AED      +13.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 23.93 AED 14.76 AED      -38.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.87 AED 11.83 AED      -14.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.03 AED 19.30 AED      -3.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.70 AED 3.75 AED      +1.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.92 AED 2.95 AED      +0.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.64 AED 3.12 AED      +18.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.01 AED 2.43 AED      +20.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 AED 1.82 AED      +6.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.39 AED 1.88 AED      +35.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.62 AED 5.14 AED      +11.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 AED 1.98 AED      +11.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 AED 50.00 AED      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.25 AED 8.15 AED      -38.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.50 AED 9.88 AED      -56.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.00 AED 22.25 AED      -7.3 %
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 3.22 AED      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 AED 30.00 AED      -20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.21 AED 11.51 AED      +2.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 165,382.00 AED 156,112.00 AED      -5.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 89,083.33 AED 80,981.82 AED      -9.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 455.89 AED 698.97 AED      +53.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 175.00 AED 222.56 AED      +27.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 358.62 AED 419.44 AED      +17.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 185.00 AED 308.18 AED      +66.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 60.00 AED 140.88 AED      +134.8 %
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 887.50 AED 2,667.58 AED      +200.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,500.00 AED 43,253.15 AED      +51.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 280.00 AED 306.56 AED      +9.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 167.50 AED 243.55 AED      +45.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 366.67 AED 402.91 AED      +9.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 500.00 AED 430.38 AED      -13.9 %
Rent Per Month
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,869.31 AED 5,830.25 AED      +103.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,633.33 AED 3,989.77 AED      +9.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,666.67 AED 13,348.56 AED      +74.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,666.67 AED 9,230.42 AED      +20.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,603.86 AED 1,751.09 AED      +9.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 929.02 AED 1,614.15 AED      +73.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Ras al-Khaimah Edit Abu Dhabi Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,150.00 AED 13,503.54 AED      +33.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.00 5.75      +14.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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