Cost of Living Comparison Between Doha and Riyadh 

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Cost of Living in Riyadh is 4.6% lower than in Doha (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Riyadh is 15.6% lower than in Doha
Rent Prices in Riyadh are 32.6% lower than in Doha
Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 23.7% lower than in Doha
Groceries Prices in Riyadh are 0.9% lower than in Doha
Local Purchasing Power in Riyadh is 0.3% lower than in Doha
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Restaurants
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 36.00 QR
(37.01 ﷼)
29.18 QR
(30.00 ﷼)
     -18.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 QR
(205.62 ﷼)
194.53 QR
(200.00 ﷼)
     -2.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 QR
(28.79 ﷼)
29.18 QR
(30.00 ﷼)
     +4.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 QR
(46.26 ﷼)
6.81 QR
(7.00 ﷼)
     -84.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 39.00 QR
(40.10 ﷼)
7.78 QR
(8.00 ﷼)
     -80.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 20.08 QR
(20.64 ﷼)
16.81 QR
(17.28 ﷼)
     -16.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.22 QR
(3.31 ﷼)
2.89 QR
(2.97 ﷼)
     -10.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.33 QR
(1.37 ﷼)
1.27 QR
(1.31 ﷼)
     -4.3 %
Markets
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 29.15 QR
(29.97 ﷼)
23.53 QR
(24.19 ﷼)
     -19.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.07 QR
(5.22 ﷼)
3.88 QR
(3.99 ﷼)
     -23.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.62 QR
(3.72 ﷼)
3.55 QR
(3.65 ﷼)
     -1.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.69 QR
(9.97 ﷼)
9.32 QR
(9.59 ﷼)
     -3.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.86 QR
(19.39 ﷼)
12.97 QR
(13.33 ﷼)
     -31.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.88 QR
(14.27 ﷼)
14.10 QR
(14.49 ﷼)
     +1.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.34 QR
(18.86 ﷼)
22.16 QR
(22.78 ﷼)
     +20.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.21 QR
(3.30 ﷼)
3.65 QR
(3.75 ﷼)
     +13.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.56 QR
(2.63 ﷼)
2.80 QR
(2.88 ﷼)
     +9.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.68 QR
(2.75 ﷼)
2.91 QR
(2.99 ﷼)
     +8.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.11 QR
(2.17 ﷼)
2.96 QR
(3.04 ﷼)
     +40.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.70 QR
(1.75 ﷼)
2.27 QR
(2.33 ﷼)
     +33.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.01 QR
(2.06 ﷼)
2.46 QR
(2.53 ﷼)
     +22.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.63 QR
(4.76 ﷼)
4.10 QR
(4.22 ﷼)
     -11.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.68 QR
(1.72 ﷼)
2.33 QR
(2.39 ﷼)
     +38.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 QR
(30.84 ﷼)
14.59 QR
(15.00 ﷼)
     -51.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.43 QR
(6.61 ﷼)
6.30 QR
(6.48 ﷼)
     -2.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 17.77 QR
(18.27 ﷼)
7.62 QR
(7.84 ﷼)
     -57.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.00 QR
(24.67 ﷼)
27.23 QR
(28.00 ﷼)
     +13.5 %
Transportation
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 QR
(2.06 ﷼)
3.89 QR
(4.00 ﷼)
     +94.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 QR
(123.37 ﷼)
120.95 QR
(124.35 ﷼)
     +0.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 QR
(8.22 ﷼)
14.59 QR
(15.00 ﷼)
     +82.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 13.68 QR
(14.06 ﷼)
7.83 QR
(8.05 ﷼)
     -42.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 QR
(46.26 ﷼)
48.63 QR
(50.00 ﷼)
     +8.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.87 QR
(8.09 ﷼)
8.39 QR
(8.63 ﷼)
     +6.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 QR
(82,248.07 ﷼)
136,173.41 QR
(140,000.00 ﷼)
     +70.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 73,700.00 QR
(75,771.03 ﷼)
84,031.88 QR
(86,393.25 ﷼)
     +14.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 378.70 QR
(389.34 ﷼)
344.77 QR
(354.45 ﷼)
     -9.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 170.00 QR
(174.78 ﷼)
125.66 QR
(129.19 ﷼)
     -26.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 331.69 QR
(341.01 ﷼)
277.85 QR
(285.66 ﷼)
     -16.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 442.60 QR
(455.04 ﷼)
378.43 QR
(389.06 ﷼)
     -14.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 141.90 QR
(145.89 ﷼)
180.64 QR
(185.71 ﷼)
     +27.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 QR
(46.26 ﷼)
63.22 QR
(65.00 ﷼)
     +40.5 %
Childcare
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,857.00 QR
(2,937.28 ﷼)
1,355.23 QR
(1,393.32 ﷼)
     -52.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 40,020.00 QR
(41,144.60 ﷼)
38,881.53 QR
(39,974.14 ﷼)
     -2.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 217.72 QR
(223.84 ﷼)
189.80 QR
(195.14 ﷼)
     -12.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 182.27 QR
(187.39 ﷼)
206.04 QR
(211.83 ﷼)
     +13.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 327.50 QR
(336.70 ﷼)
392.59 QR
(403.62 ﷼)
     +19.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 359.16 QR
(369.25 ﷼)
343.94 QR
(353.60 ﷼)
     -4.2 %
Rent Per Month
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,147.52 QR
(6,320.27 ﷼)
4,324.12 QR
(4,445.63 ﷼)
     -29.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,810.61 QR
(3,917.69 ﷼)
2,953.54 QR
(3,036.54 ﷼)
     -22.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,606.06 QR
(10,904.10 ﷼)
7,577.08 QR
(7,790.00 ﷼)
     -28.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,889.66 QR
(7,083.26 ﷼)
3,645.70 QR
(3,748.15 ﷼)
     -47.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,515.47 QR
(1,558.05 ﷼)
707.00 QR
(726.87 ﷼)
     -53.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,161.28 QR
(1,193.91 ﷼)
414.84 QR
(426.50 ﷼)
     -64.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Doha Edit Riyadh Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,813.29 QR
(13,173.35 ﷼)
10,777.94 QR
(11,080.81 ﷼)
     -15.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.19 4.71      -9.2 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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