Cost of living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) is 25% cheaper than in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
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For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require Dirham 38,000 in Abu Dhabi you would need to make just about Dirham 28,418 ($7,738) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.