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Cost of Living in Riyadh

IndexInfo
Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 47.71
Rent Index: 15.80
Groceries Index: 39.30
Restaurants Index: 33.22
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 32.66
Local Purchasing Power: 172.73
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 ﷼ 12.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 ﷼ 65.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 ﷼ 16.00-23.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 ﷼ 2.50-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 ﷼ 3.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.68 ﷼ 8.00-13.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.55 ﷼ 1.50-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.92 ﷼ 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.49 ﷼ 13.25-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.92 ﷼ 0.91-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.92 ﷼ 2.27-3.63
Eggs (12) 6.67 ﷼ 6.00-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.15 ﷼ 6.80-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.15 ﷼ 6.35-12.70
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.67 ﷼ 13.61-20.41
Apples (1 lb) 3.05 ﷼ 2.72-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 2.49 ﷼ 2.15-3.18
Oranges (1 lb) 2.25 ﷼ 1.81-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 ﷼ 2.27-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 ﷼ 1.36-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 ﷼ 1.36-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.74 ﷼ 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 ﷼ 2.00-2.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ﷼ 20.00-50.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.39 ﷼ 3.00-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.38 ﷼ 3.00-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 ﷼ 10.00-12.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ﷼ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ﷼ 0.00-250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ﷼ 5.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 ﷼ 2.57-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.50 ﷼ 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.77 ﷼ 1.89-3.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 60,000.00 ﷼ 50,000.00-94,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 62,538.46 ﷼ 55,000.00-70,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 129.20 ﷼ 76.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 ﷼ 0.25-0.55
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 148.89 ﷼ 100.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 311.77 ﷼ 216.67-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 111.67 ﷼ 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 70.00 ﷼ 50.00-100.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 188.08 ﷼ 100.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 228.00 ﷼ 150.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 319.14 ﷼ 250.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 315.69 ﷼ 200.00-450.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,679.97 ﷼ 1,000.00-2,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,191.61 ﷼ 631.87-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,062.61 ﷼ 2,400.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,192.37 ﷼ 1,700.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 446.62 ﷼ 325.16-557.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 267.65 ﷼ 185.80-325.16
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 8,196.97 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.96 3.00-5.00

Prices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

These data are based on 2562 entries in the past 18 months from 237 different contributors.
Last update: September, 2016
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Cost of living in Riyadh is 52.28% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 607.93$ (2,281.33﷼) and for four person family at 2,263.64$ (8,494.56﷼) (without rent).
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60 Comments so far

#Karen on Sep 25, 2016 :
Most of the time while the salary looks good, the package is questionable. Good salary sometimes ‘hide’ your real compensation needs, because that’s what a normal working person always think of first , that is “salary” only. As an expat your real needs is different, you need a “compensation” first and then benefits.The employer will always leave out something. Don’t ever think they list down all your needs. They basically use a “generic” expat package for you. Do you think they will offer an “ideal” expat package for you.

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#drnknighot on Aug 30, 2016 :
Hi,

I got an in Riyadh. I will be staying with my family with 2 child.What would be expenses like

1. house rent
2. food
3.travel
4. Internet
5.Laundry
6. Telephone bills
7. any miscellaneous
8. School fees

How much I ask them for offer . Please advice.
#Fahad on Jun 30, 2016 :
SR.7000 Per month.
Furniture and other house hold: SR. 15000 one time need to spend.
#Turky on Mar 29, 2016 :
I am from saudi arabia and i can tell you these prices are accurate, maybe rents can be different in different areas
#Tarun on Mar 03, 2016 :
Hi,

I am trying to find out the cost of living within Saudi Arabia, want to move there with my family, what's the best compensation for moving from India to Saudi Arabia.
Any help would be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Tarun
#Rohan on Feb 15, 2016 :
Hi Guys,

I got an offer for 10000SAR, please let me know what would be the maximum amount that I need to spend per month which should include

1. house rent
2. food
3.travel
4. Internet
5.Laundry
6. Telephone bills
7. any miscellaneous

Thanks to provide your valuable feedback which will help me to make a wise decision
#inM on Dec 31, 2015 :
Hello everyone

kindly help me in making a decision as I m getting a job offer of Quality Control Inspector in Diet Centre Saudi Arabia fr basic monthly salary of 2000SR +food + housing +,transport + medical.
Plz tell me is this a good offer to take because its gonna b life changing decision to go overseas.

help me out with valuable suggestions
#hrundi on Sep 26, 2015 :
hi i get offer to work for 1000 sar is that good for me i will working in hotel as liftboy ?
#suleman on Sep 25, 2015 :
pls I want to be living in saudi arabia and study how much will it cost me with fly and everything pls let me known n Nigeria money dollar in Nigeria now is 180
#Narayan Bain on Sep 18, 2015 :
I got a job near Riyadh nd package will be 13205 include transport, house rent nd fooding;so I can't decided that it is good or sufficient package for that location or no? I want walks e's saving every month after expensive ,so suggest me it is right decision to go or not? Second how is weather there b coz I'm now at gujrat jamnagar nd previous at orissa nd home town orissa: it is a good decission to go or else?
#iliyaz on Jul 15, 2015 :
hello,
I got a job in AL jauf university saudi Arabia as assistance professor with 8500 S.R,per month with accommodation travel charges.can I leave a good life with my wife and have savings
#chandanshibani on Jun 12, 2015 :
I have pursued BE and PGDBM in marketing and 10 years work exp.in India I have got an offer of 6000 sar in riyadh plus conveyance,medical insurance,gratuityall mobile expenses and internet,incentive post confirmation of 6 months...I am writing down the expense of a bachelor can u please confirm whether I am right???? Shared accomomodation-500 sar fooding-1500 sar....what else???
#iliyaz on Jun 06, 2015 :
hi
can u plz let me know cost of living in al jawf(Saudi Arabia). i am getting salary of 8000 riyal.leaving with my wife.is enough for both to leave upper middle class life.
plz let me know
#mohd wasif on Apr 25, 2015 :
hi i am from india we need property rate in riyadh or other place
#Sajid Shaikh on Mar 31, 2015 :
Hi,
I have got offer to do work in reputed company in Riyadh with basic salary of 3000sr & transportation ,housing allowance include1100 SR.
So how much can I save after all expenses include
1.house rent for single
2.food,Transportation
3.mobile cal,internet.
4.electricity,heating,water,Garbage.
Please reply me on my mail I'd
sajidshkh6@gmail.com
#azadurrahman on Mar 13, 2015 :
I am Indian boys please acab my sms my number 0531975018. Please call me I am very big problems think you
#Bala on Feb 13, 2015 :
Hi good evening.
I want to know the cost of living in Saudi Arabia for 3000/- SAR. They provide a Accommodation, Medical, Travel, Visa. Kindly confirm me the about its opportunity.
#yathin kumar on Feb 02, 2015 :
Hi everyone,
I am looking for single bedroom apartment near.. P.O. Box 172| Riyadh 11383 | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

I am coming to Riyadh on Feb 25th.. kindly call me on 9845505097 or send me details to my mail id..
#Akshit on Dec 06, 2014 :
Hi Guys,

I got an offer for 4800 SAR, please let me know what would be the maximum amount that I need to spend per month which should include

1. food
2.travel
3. Internet
4.Laundry
5. Telephone bills
6. any miscellaneous

Thanks to provide your valuable feedback which will help me to make a wise decission

Best Regards,
Akshit
#Nagarathna kinagi on Dec 06, 2014 :
Hi,

Is there any openings for Training Co-ordinator Or Sales Executive...!!
I have 2-3 Years of experience in Both Work.
Kindly get back me.

Thanks & Regards
Nagarathna k
#Mozaffor Hussain on Nov 14, 2014 :
hello everyone
i have got an offer in an International school( As a Teacher of Mathematics) and the offer was:
basic salary 2150 and the housing allowance 537 and the transportation allowance is 200 and medical allowance 100 and other 200
and the place of work will be is Riyadh city , i want to know that that offer will be good for me and for my accommodation at that city or what ????
Please anyone tell me what i can do ? please send me your answer at my mail ( mozaffor.hussain@yahoo.com )
and i will be very grateful for your help.
#Pranesh on Sep 12, 2014 :
Hi Guys,

I am looking Job in Riyadh in Finance and accounts. i have completed graduation in commerce with 7.2 years experience in outsourcing.

Please let me know if any good opportunity is matching for my profile.

Thanks,
Pranesh
#Ali on Jul 17, 2014 :
Dears, I got a new offer to work in Riyadh as service delivery manager, I'll bring my family; my wife and 4 children 7,5,3,1 years. if the employer is talking about inclusive offer that include everything in one amount in addition to family medical insurance, what is the minimum accepted offer?

Thanks in advance
#KKR on Jul 15, 2014 :
Hi Guys,

I got an offer for 4000USD/15000SAR, please let me know what would be the maximum amount that I need to spend per month which should include

1. house rent
2. food
3.travel
4. Internet
5.Laundry
6. Telephone bills
7. any miscellaneous

Thanks to provide your valuable feedback which will help me to make a wise decission

Best Regards,
KKR
#Abdus Subhan on May 09, 2014 :
Hi frnds,
you r kindly requested to tell me d cost of living in saudi arabia (in riyad).my brother is curently going 2 work in a company.plz.. Tel me as erly as posible dat hw much he cud save after deducting al d cost of living.
with regard ,
A.Subhan.
#Ragav on Apr 28, 2014 :
Dear frnds,

pls tell me what is the basic salery for "lab analyst" in Riyadh
#vijay on Apr 28, 2014 :
Dear Friends,

I have got a offer of Rs.3000/- Riyal in saudi arabia in a very good company.

Please let me know about the cost of living of saudi and how much i can save after deducting all my food and shelter expense.

Please revert back with all the details you know.

Your answer for me helps to build a good career for my future. send ur feedback vijeyragavan91@gmail.com

Regards,
vijay
#Khurshid alam on Apr 17, 2014 :
Dear friends i want to work in saudi arabia in account field..i have 1 years exprience in tally tds,vat,esi,pf etc & present my salary is Rs 8000 (indian rupee)..now i want to do work in saudi arabia so what i would my salary expectation in riyal...so that i can save minimum of indian Rs 50,000 per month.after deducting all my living expenses..plz friend help me my mail id is khurshid_friend@rediffmail.com
#Sherif M on Apr 16, 2014 :
Dears, I got a new offer to work in Riyadh as service delivery manager, I'll bring my family; my wife and three children 9,7,1 years. if the employer is talking about inclusive offer that include everything in one amount in addition to family medical insurance, what is the minimum accepted offer?

Thanks in advance
#mohamed ibrahim on Apr 16, 2014 :
hello everyone
i have got an offer in a famous transportation company and the offer was:
basic salary 2500 and the housing allowance 625 and the transportation allowance is 250
and the place of work will be is Shumaisy city , i want to know that that offer will be good for me and for my accommodation at that city or what ????
Please anyone tell me what i can do ? please send me your answer at my mail ( mohamed.ibrahim.aast@hotmail.com )
and i will be very grateful for your help

Regards,
mohamed ibrahim
#M.Ayoub on Apr 11, 2014 :
Hi I have offer from Riyadh its gelato maker and dessert chef job
They offer me 1200 sr basic 200 food allowance + 0.015 sale commotion + medical + accomodition tell me this offer good for me or not plz help me this is my first forgn job
#M.Ayoub on Apr 11, 2014 :
Hi I coming to Riyadh plz tell me how many budget wants for 1 month
#Raja on Mar 24, 2014 :
Dear Friends,

I have got a offer of Rs.8500/- Riyal in saudi arabia.

Please let me know about the cost of living of saudi and how much i can save after deducting all my food and shelter expense.

Please revert back with all the details you know.

Your answer for me helps to build a good career for my future.

Regards,
Raja
#Sunil Khairnar on Mar 14, 2014 :
Is there any entertainment/movies/theators are available in riyadh city?
#r on Mar 10, 2014 :
@Janya:
Unfortunately, I believe it is impossible to live in Riyadh as a single female. The primitive, backwards legal system and absolute monarchy prevent free movement of women throughout the country. Sorry for the bad news.
#Anonymous on Jan 27, 2014 :
What is the cost of living Per day (Us Dollars)
#Janya on Jan 17, 2014 :
Hi,

I am working in MNC in India (Bangalore), and I just came to know that there is an openings with F&A team who is working from Saudi "Riyadh".. I have asked for process change from India to Saudi "Riyadh".. But it still take a time of 2-3months, but I wanted to check few things before I take decision to shift from India to Saudi Riyadh.

Kindly help me with few details:
1. Is that safe to work their in Riyadh for single female?.
2. I am ot sure wheater Company is providing a transport and food facility, so can any1 suggest me how much salary I have to get to survive my life.. and also I hve to safe @least 10,000k per month..
3. How is the weather in Riyadh?.
4. How is the life stlye in Riyadh?
5. How much an individual have to spend every month on(Food purely Vegetrain, Accomadation,travel and misc).
6. How much family (4 members) have to spend every month on(Food purely Vegetrain, Accomadation,travel and misc).

Kindly reply back ASAP.

Thanks and Regards
Janya
#sudhakar babu on Jan 05, 2014 :
Dear Friends,

I have got a offer of Rs.3000/- Riyal in saudi arabia in a very good company.

Please let me know about the cost of living of saudi and how much i can save after deducting all my food and shelter expense.

Please revert back with all the details you know.

Your answer for me helps to build a good career for my future. send ur feedback sudhakar575@gmail.com

Regards,
Sudhakar
#Mohsin Tamboli on Dec 07, 2013 :
i have a job in jeddah as computer operator, they provide 1600 SR + 200 food allowance, is it sufficient. plz tell me i am confuse
#Ektansh on Dec 02, 2013 :
Dear Friends,
Please educate me on my query as mentioned below :
I am an Engineer and an MBA Graduate from a reputed college. I have over 8 yrs of Telecom experience on Technical and Commercial role. Recently i have got an opportunity to work in a Big Saudi Telecomunications Company. They are asking for my expectations.
Since i have no idea about that region, i need your kind help in quoting the right expectations in front of them to have healthy, wealthy and safe life.

Expecting to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Ektansh
#Nannaba on Nov 29, 2013 :
Sir,

Request you to let me know if the salary of 13000 SAR Per Month is sufficient in KSA to lead a comfortable life and save
Thanks,
Nannaba Shawkar
#ank on Nov 29, 2013 :
got a job in riyadh @31000 sar (includes 4400 as hra + 600 transport) + medical free as specialist in King saud medicity. can i get a 2 bhk in compound in city centre ?
#Bharath M on Nov 14, 2013 :
Please note my mail id.

bharath.7m@gmail.com

Please send all your valuable feedbacks to my id.
#Bharath M on Nov 14, 2013 :
Dear Friends,

I have got a offer of Rs.3000/- Riyal in saudi arabia in a very good company.

Please let me know about the cost of living of saudi and how much i can save after deducting all my food and shelter expense.

Please revert back with all the details you know.

Your answer for me helps to build a good career for my future.

Regards,
Bharath
#JOY LYN on Nov 04, 2013 :
Hi good day! By the way I just want to ask about my salary offer in Riyadh as a nurse in polyclinic
#Lerato on Sep 15, 2013 :
I'm a midwife and recently got an offer of 12780SR p/m. Is ths fare and how is accomodation at Security forces?
#chandan singh rawat on Sep 09, 2013 :
I m getting a offer of 10500riyal in riyadh. in alfanaar electricals.
Is this sufficient for me for survive & for savings?
#praneet on Aug 24, 2013 :
Hi,
I got a job Offer In riyadh. The Package is 5000 sar Per Month. Is This Amount Enough? Would I be Able To Save 2000 sar per month? My Standard Of living Is Decent..pls Answer...
#Manoj on Aug 01, 2013 :
Hi ..
I want to know about the Monthly total living cost in Saudi Arabia including Accommodation, food, transportation, etc.... Plz help me soon..
#sekander on Jul 24, 2013 :
hi
I am sekander Iam going to work in a company in riyadh saudi arabia with in two months by reference of my uncle who is working in same company from 37 years.i will be getting 1200 saudi riyal and room.is this salary ok to live there pls help me can i save money from this salary.
#Saleem on Jul 11, 2013 :
Hello Ramesh,
The mentioned salary offered to you is not up to Saudi standard. For your qualification and experience it should be far higher. But pursuing higher position, hike in salary etc are much easier in Saudi compared to other countries. Simply, if you can prove it, you can grab it. Regarding 'no life' statement by somebody, remember millions of foreigners are living their life for quite so long with all peace of mind.. good luck.
#Saleem on Jul 11, 2013 :
If you are asking about living costs, it is very reasonable and to the quality of food, it is very reliable since it is supervised strictly. And, if you are particular about liquor, girls and night life, it is not a place at all (you may avail them at high risks. After all, it is a better place for those who want to save the money they earn.BR/
#Vincent on Jun 26, 2013 :
Mr.Ramesh, having 19 years experience my best friendly suggestion for you is, please do not try to come to Saudi because there is no life at all, only money which is no use without no life, peace of mind.
#Ramesh on Jun 12, 2013 :
Hi Friends,

im qualified CA with 5 yrs experience in finance, accounts & costing and got offer in Riyadh, Saudi in costing division and salary being offerd per month is 7500 SR(basic)+accomodation+transportation-700+bonus as per comany policy... No food allowances...

Is the offer i got in Saudi is with reasonable salary. How much would i need to spend out of my basic 7000 SR (other then accomodation & transportation)How much could be approxmately i shall spend for food in a month. My standard of living is medium and simple. is 700 transport enough assuming i shall travel 30 mins to reach office daily.

Approxmately how much in total i can save in a month.

Your information will be highly appreciated.

Thank u so much.

Please help me in taking decission in choosing this better offer.
#Ashesbonex on Jun 05, 2013 :
Other than Liquor's and Pork which is not good to your health and not allowed in Riyadh.

Most of the gadgets and boys toys like car's,mobile phones and computers are extremely cheap since there's no taxes.

Most of all you can drive all day and all night GAS is not a problem because 1 litre gas(0.65 Sar) is cheaper than 1 can 300ml of pepsi (1.50 Sar)
#Ashesbonex on Jun 05, 2013 :
To: Paul Sombilon on May 29, 2013 :
I am applying AL DAFFA Company Riyadh, is it enough for a Monthly SALARY of 1,700 + 300 food allowance?

Your monthly salary is ok if your company will housing and transportation.

Thus this salary is good enough maybe 5 years ago. Even food nowadays are expensive. Better refuse that job offer if you want more. :)
#Ashesbonex on Jun 05, 2013 :
DIRHAMS??? are not for Riyadh... it's SAUDI RIYAL..
#Tara on May 30, 2013 :
Hello,
I am going to get a job in Riyadh and my total package will be 3900 Dirams. Will that money be affordable to live there? How much the renting a apartment/ room for 2 of us in Riyadh city limit?
Thanks.
#Paul Sombilon on May 29, 2013 :

I am applying AL DAFFA Company Riyadh, is it enough for a Monthly SALARY of 1,700 + 300 food allowance?
#concern... on Apr 29, 2013 :
if i stay there and work, it is work it to have a salary of 1,400 for every mo.? Im applying as a salesman, agency here in the PHILIPPINES. I need to sacrifice my someone loves here in the PHILIPPINES...