Cost of Living in Jeddah (Jiddah)

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 49.49
Rent Index: 14.13
Groceries Index: 40.59
Restaurants Index: 31.85
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 32.71
Local Purchasing Power: 126.12
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 ﷼ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 ﷼ 60.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 21.00 ﷼ 18.00-25.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 ﷼ 2.00-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 ﷼ 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.40 ﷼ 8.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.50 ﷼ 1.50-1.55
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.81 ﷼ 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.38 ﷼ 15.14-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.98 ﷼ 0.91-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.89 ﷼ 2.27-3.63
Eggs (12) 7.35 ﷼ 6.00-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.38 ﷼ 6.80-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.74 ﷼ 6.80-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.64 ﷼ 14.97-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 3.08 ﷼ 2.27-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 2.33 ﷼ 1.81-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 ﷼ 1.81-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.94 ﷼ 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 ﷼ 1.36-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.37 ﷼ 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 4.59 ﷼ 3.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 ﷼ 2.00-2.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 ﷼ 18.00-58.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.50 ﷼ 2.00-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.50 ﷼ 3.00-6.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 ﷼ 10.00-12.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ﷼ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ﷼ 0.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ﷼ 7.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ﷼ 15.00-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ﷼ 30.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.40 ﷼ 1.70-2.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 ﷼ 45,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 207.35 ﷼ 110.87-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 ﷼ 0.30-0.80
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 149.97 ﷼ 100.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 310.44 ﷼ 200.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 148.89 ﷼ 90.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ﷼ 35.00-60.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 201.22 ﷼ 100.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 237.59 ﷼ 150.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 311.11 ﷼ 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 288.21 ﷼ 200.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,525.00 ﷼ 1,000.00-2,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,086.00 ﷼ 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,601.92 ﷼ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,115.93 ﷼ 1,700.00-2,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 442.32 ﷼ 278.71-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 285.62 ﷼ 185.80-418.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 5,643.84 ﷼ 4,000.00-8,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.81 4.50-8.00

Prices in Jeddah (Jiddah), Saudi Arabia

These data are based on 2089 entries in the past 18 months from 159 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016
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Cost of living in Jeddah (Jiddah) is 50.51% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 612.15$ (2,295.80﷼) and for four person family at 2,250.36$ (8,439.77﷼) (without rent).
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40 Comments so far
#mohamed faisal on Feb 23, 2016 :
iam working more than saudiya 12 years but i dont get any good offer we are looking for new offer if need any company marketing manager or sales manager or administrator send me feel or free my mail address
#ehsan on Jan 04, 2016 :
The basic and most expensive is the RENT.

There should be some procedure of the Rent for each locality. The Land Lords are charging and overcharging as they like.
#Srinivas on Dec 06, 2015 :
Hi ,
Today I have received my offer letter for jeddah as Maintenance Engineer

They are offering as follows

Basic 5000
HRA 833
Transportation 500

Everything I have to manage my self, hence here I have doubt with this package how much I can save?

Actually they are taking for Engineer position but due non availability of Engineer visa they are asking me to come on technician visa, if I go on technician visa what are the difficulties I may Face?

On offer letter regarding health care they have mentioned that "health care provided for self"
What is mean?

Site based mean?
#Jade on Jul 02, 2015 :
Jeddah has a good atmosphere compared to Riyadh. Although some places have trash everywhere.. Food is also cheap..
#Samuvel on May 09, 2015 :
I got job for jeddah, salary per month 2500 SR, accommodation paid company food is ours, can I manage living cost and all ??? Or ??? And per month how much amount it will save for Indian rupes, pls explain jeddah life can we face all ...etc.
#KBK on Feb 25, 2015 :
Jeddah Good Place to live

Cost Manageable

Issue only in transportation, poor public transport and travelling thru Taxi cost very heavy,

Remaining Things are acceptable
#khan on Jan 04, 2015 :
Dear All,
Cost of livihng is too high in Jeddah. The rental charges for 3BHK is 32-35000 Sr/Yr, 2BHK 26-28000/Yr. Now fooding will be around 2000/Month excluding Restourants outings. Electric bills a little bit cheap 75sr/month. So in my Opinion u should earn at least 8000 Sr/Month , to live in Jeddah (No savings). For fresh arrival jobers, Its better to ask the company to arrange house for them OR the company should pay the rent dircetly to the Landlord, not involving yourself. Othersiwse you have to share the apartment with another family & it will be a very bad Mess.
#Jagdish on Dec 30, 2014 :
Hi can anyone refer me some links to get a job abroad..???? Especially Oman
#Md. Sajid on Dec 21, 2014 :
Hi, I got a job offer from one of the leading QSR brand in jeddah as a Restaurant Manager. They are offering me a basic salary of 2500 riyal per month+25%of basic as HRA + 10% of the basic as conveyance and they are charging 925 riyal for personal car per month. In all it is to 4300 riyal per month & if i will not take their company's car then they will give me the conveyance and car amount also with my basic salary.Please help me to decide whther i should accept their offer or not.I need to save at least 50000 INR per month excluding all my fooding & miscellaneous expense
#Milton on Aug 14, 2014 :
Is 5500 riyals a decent salary to live in Jeddah???
#subhashini on Aug 11, 2014 :
Hello..... I got nursing job there... what s ur advice.. kindly inform me...
#Money Raj. on Jul 22, 2014 :
Please help me do my decision whether to accept the offer from jeddah.

I received an offer letter (Salary not yet decided).

Its my first to work in abroad especially in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah). I want to know how much is the price of apartment consider my budget per month an other related household expenses and daily meal ave if 3 meals a day?

The cost of transportation is that reasonable for a month budget?

Is the housing and transportation allowance a good deal?

Please help me decide.
#edgar on May 26, 2014 :
i will work in jeddah this coming employer said that my basic salary is 20, that ok to work there?
#Ravi on May 05, 2014 :
My salary 6000 sr in jeddah & i want in room ,so how many rent in jeddah for two person stay
#Tarun on Apr 15, 2014 :

I have been offered a salary of 14000 SAR in jeddah as base salary+ housing 25% +allowance 10 % + health insurance for me and my wife.
is it a good salary to leave in jeddah.
#usman on Mar 29, 2014 :
what is the average salary of a computer technician in saudi arabia?
#zain on Mar 08, 2014 :
i have 10 year experience in styrofoam sheet extrusion line. I need a job please....
#Prashant Malgaonkar on Mar 04, 2014 :
right now i am working in jeddah n i m looking room for my self n later i will call my wife.
kindly suggest me good room in suitable place.
#akhter rasool on Feb 10, 2014 :
I want job please give me job I am really hlepless from Kashmir srinagar.
#Mahmood on Feb 02, 2014 :
Salam.its really good to read all the comments ,it help those people who want to go to Jedda for work, like me ,
few things need to know if some one help.,Warmest month with temp. If family of 4 how much per month expense ( normal )
also transportation , its better to buy car or lease,what about license ,Is there any school or license institute ,
I appreciate if any one help
#hassan on Jan 21, 2014 :
salam, i ve two offers, frm jeddah 10,000SR and frm UAE 15,000 dhrms. which one is better frm savings point of viem. i wil move wid my family i.e my wife and baby girl.
#Bryant on Nov 17, 2013 :
Please help me do my decision whether to accept the offer from jeddah.

I received an offer SR4500
Transportation allowance of SR450
And housing allowance of SR 1125

Its my first to work in abroad especially in KSa.
I want to know how much is the price of apartment consider my budget per month an other related household expenses and daily meal ave if 3 meals a day?

The cost of transportation is that reasonable for a month budget?

Is the housing and transportation allowance a good deal?

Please help me decide.
#amed on Nov 08, 2013 :
how good, fast and reliable is the public transportation system?
can get to anywhere with public transport at anytime like in the European cities or does one need a car?
#Anonymous on Oct 28, 2013 :
is 3750 riyals salary per month enough?
accomodation & travelling will be provided by the employer
#salimurehman khan on Aug 17, 2013 :
Saudi companies are hiring qualified people from Pakistan at very low salaries,keeping them hand to mouth,taking undue advantage due to uncertainity in the country.They are worst than non-muslims employers.
#ABDULLAH on Jul 29, 2013 :
The minimum rental car prices : 80 SAR per day or 2000 SAR monthly.
#safeer on Jul 28, 2013 :
A great job ....really helpful
#joe on Jul 15, 2013 :
Please can you give me the minimum car rental in jeddah?

what is the minimum rent for a studio in compounds? is there places?
#Amrou on Jul 02, 2013 :
Does any one know the international elementary school ratings as well the cost ?
#jojo star on Jun 18, 2013 :
comparing figures for Jeddah and Riyadh there seems to be a mistake or big discrepancy in the cost of living purchasing power or is Riyadh so much cheaper that Jeddah? I am about to job offer and can be located in either city, please comment on costs and living in each.
#Yousef on Jun 04, 2013 :
Hello everyone.... Ive lived in Jeddah all my life .... the prices here are mostly correct ... you can find cheap and expensive things everywhere in Jeddah. for example, you can rent an 2 bedroom apartment for less than 1000 SAR\month or more than 6000 SAR\month. Also, you can have a Shawirma for 2 SAR or for 30 SAR. You have options and its your call. Jeddah is the most liberal city in Saudi. People from Jeddah like to mind their own business, they don't care where are you from or what you believe. and by the way, you can do anything at your private home, I mean anyyyyyyything as long as no body complains.... peace
#Mako Rai on May 22, 2013 :
do you have cost of living comparative figures for the past 3 years (2010-2012)
#Dodie on Oct 31, 2012 :
PS. Set-up your currency to SAR first, you'll find that most prices here are applicable. If you personally do the shopping, you'll agree with me.
#Dodie on Oct 31, 2012 :
This website is helpful, good job. Most prices are accurate to the last decimal. I'm living at the city center of Jeddah, and found these prices applicable. Nice guide for daily budget since most prices stays the same for long period of time.

FYI. Saudi Arabia have no VAT/ Sales tax rate as in o%

BTW KSA have beer made of Malt which is non-alcoholic, which is, just right for everyone who misses the taste of beer but not the groggy feeling.
#anik on Oct 21, 2012 :
In Jeddah/Saudi Arebia, Alchohol, drugs and movies (all entertainment) are strictly prohibited.
#Reem on Oct 07, 2012 :
The beer there is without alcohol, only malt drink..
#Abdul on Aug 25, 2012 :
The prices are all understated, In Dammam for example a posh 3 Bedroom flat in a decent residential locality will cost about 1500-1800 USD, villas will be even more expensive, The prices stated in this index is 350 USD per month in city centre and 675 USD PM outside city centre,Which is totally incorrect..
#Faisal Shaif on Aug 18, 2012 :
Some of the questions posed are not too precise, such as what is the cost of 1Sq.M for an apartment in the city center; what type of building, ultra modern and smart buildinng or an old and delibtated one. Other questions petianing to the same topic concerning building outside the city center, where precisely and how far from the city center and what quality building are we talking about.All such differences have to be pointed out to arrive at a reasonably accurate estimate.Regards,
#Anonymous on Jun 23, 2012 :
Is not possible to purchase beer, wine or other type of alcohol.
Some services such are public transportation are not developed and I'm only doing reference to Taxi, where you have to negotiate the price without a counter. The prices give are my estimations but are more or less accurate.

As well you will be impressed by the price of petrol, but some advantage should have the people living in this country.
#Omar on May 08, 2012 :
What is the rent of small-size villas or duplex (4 bedrooms)in a good neighbourhood?
Is fish very expensive?

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