Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah Make It To The Top 10 Most Affordable Cities In The World

by Anupriya Mishra
Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah Make It To The Top 10 Most Affordable Cities In The World

One of the biggest parts of adulting is saving money and the city that you live in often defines how much you end up saving after spending money on all the basic amenities. While essential, these are more or less affordable, sometimes it’s not the case in a few cities across the world. So, what if we told you that cities in the United Arab Emirates like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah have topped the list of affordable cities to live in in 2023? That’s because we are here to do exactly that

Kuwait Tops The List Of The Most Affordable Cities In The World

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In a recent report by Khaleej Times, it was revealed that the cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates have ranked highly in the list of the 10 most affordable cosmopolitan cities in the world. As it happens, the first spot was snagged by Kuwait in the list that was revealed by a survey conducted by Workyard Research. So, with the monthly income average of residents at $6,199 and the living cost is $752.70, it’s hardly surprising that Kuwait took the first spot, globally. As you might have already gathered, the survey result shows that residents are getting to keep most of their salaries after covering all the basic expenses in these cities.

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A Glimpse Of The Top 10 Cities

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As it happens, the report also revealed that New York City is the least affordable city, even though it has higher earnings due to skyrocketing living costs. Abu Dhabi stood second on the list of the most affordable cities. The city was closely, followed by Riyadh, Dubai and Sharjah, in the third fourth and fifth places, respectively. As such, the report has been compiled using government labour sources by comparing each city’s average monthly income and average monthly living expenses in 2023. Not to mention, Melbourne and Oslo don’t lag too far behind either. So if you are also curious about the list, it is as follows –

  1. Kuwait
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. Riyadh
  4. Dubai
  5. Sharjah
  6. Melbourne
  7. Oslo
  8. London
  9. San Francisco
  10. Zürich

Are you also someone who lives in any of these cities? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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