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United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
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United Arab Emirates, Abu DhabiCity Description: Abu Dhabi is the capital of, and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates.

Economy: Abu Dhabi houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the United Arab Emirates Government and the home for the Emirati Royal Family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. One of the world's largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism.

Major Languages: Arabic.

Major Religions: Islam.

Population: 0.9 Mil (2013 est.).

Currency: Utd. Arab Emir. Dirham (AED)

Inflation: 1.27% (2013 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Abu Dhabi is high in comparison to other places in the world.


In Abu Dhabi, the cost of each basket, based on each baskets cost of living index (only available to subscribers), is categorized follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Very High
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: Low

Abu Dhabi is ranked as a some hardship location.


Hardship (also know as quality of living) refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered.

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The information on this page is updated quarterly using data collected over the previous 12 months. Premium data such as the cost of living indexes for all 13 baskets for each location, hardship premiums and salary comparisons are only available to registered users using the Mobility Calculators.

Published by Xpatulator.com on 1 April 2014.

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