More Oil More money and even more expensive than Dubai.How about Abu Dhabi? more oil, more money, smaller city and population.
It has fewer properties and greater demand. You get a 2 bed average apartment within the greater city for the rental price of a large 4 bed Villa with garden in Sharjah. If you want a new Villa in Abi Dhabi then prices are higher and daily commute is longer.
That is a normal aspect of UAE living if you have to go to an office regularly.
Average 1 hour commute each way.