Cost of Living in Saudi Arabia

Cost of living in Saudi Arabia is 30.21% lower than in United States (without rent, aggregate data for all cities).

Rent in Saudi Arabia is, on average, 71.74% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ﷼ 14.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.00 ﷼ 70.00-225.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 ﷼ 21.00-26.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 ﷼ 3.00-9.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 ﷼ 4.00-8.50
Cappuccino (regular) 11.68 ﷼ 5.00-19.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 ﷼ 2.50-3.75
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.91 ﷼ 0.50-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 18.97 ﷼ 15.14-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.68 ﷼ 0.91-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.24 ﷼ 2.27-5.44
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.58 ﷼ 4.80-14.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.55 ﷼ 4.99-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.13 ﷼ 5.44-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.15 ﷼ 11.34-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 3.25 ﷼ 1.81-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.53 ﷼ 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 2.68 ﷼ 1.81-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 2.60 ﷼ 1.36-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 ﷼ 0.91-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 ﷼ 0.91-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 4.03 ﷼ 2.00-9.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 ﷼ 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 ﷼ 5.00-30.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.16 ﷼ 4.00-9.09
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.46 ﷼ 4.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 27.00 ﷼ 25.00-30.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ﷼ 2.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ﷼ 0.00-400.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ﷼ 5.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 ﷼ 4.00-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ﷼ 25.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.88 ﷼ 4.96-7.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000.00 ﷼ 60,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 69,986.84 ﷼ 64,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 353.89 ﷼ 200.00-637.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.48 ﷼ 0.20-0.60
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 252.14 ﷼ 180.00-350.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 331.64 ﷼ 150.00-650.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 120.44 ﷼ 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ﷼ 50.00-90.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,013.58 ﷼ 500.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,383.33 ﷼ 12,000.00-40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 180.87 ﷼ 60.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 199.55 ﷼ 85.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 329.70 ﷼ 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 304.62 ﷼ 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,389.07 ﷼ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,000.86 ﷼ 700.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,469.74 ﷼ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,827.20 ﷼ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 351.11 ﷼ 204.38-557.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 250.65 ﷼ 157.93-464.51
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,273.77 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.13 2.50-6.00

Prices in Saudi Arabia

This country had 5832 entries in the past 12 months by 458 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References
  

By City in Saudi Arabia

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Riyadh 53.20 14.69 35.10 42.80 39.58 85.74
Jeddah (Jiddah) 51.98 10.96 32.70 42.37 33.61 69.53
Ad Dammam 49.48 15.31 33.42 42.60 31.74 75.36
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