Cost of living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) is 30% cheaper than in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,281 prices entered by 180 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require Dirham 27,000 in Abu Dhabi you would need to make just about Dirham 18,873 ($5,138) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.