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Cost of Living in Saudi Arabia

Cost of living in Saudi Arabia is 36.00% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Saudi Arabia is 63.09% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 ﷼ 12.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 ﷼ 50.00-125.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 ﷼ 19.00-25.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 ﷼ 2.50-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 ﷼ 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9.85 ﷼ 6.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.53 ﷼ 1.50-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.88 ﷼ 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.62 ﷼ 13.25-22.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.47 ﷼ 0.91-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.76 ﷼ 2.27-3.63
Eggs (12) 6.67 ﷼ 5.20-10.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.55 ﷼ 4.54-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.46 ﷼ 5.44-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.66 ﷼ 11.34-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 3.04 ﷼ 2.27-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 2.48 ﷼ 1.81-3.18
Oranges (1 lb) 2.31 ﷼ 1.81-3.18
Tomato (1 lb) 2.59 ﷼ 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.74 ﷼ 1.36-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 ﷼ 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 4.03 ﷼ 2.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 ﷼ 2.00-2.50
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 ﷼ 15.00-50.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.92 ﷼ 2.50-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.26 ﷼ 3.00-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 ﷼ 10.00-12.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ﷼ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ﷼ 0.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ﷼ 5.00-12.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.45 ﷼ 3.22-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ﷼ 20.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.93 ﷼ 2.27-3.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 ﷼ 50,000.00-85,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 63,544.62 ﷼ 55,000.00-70,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.60 ﷼ 80.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 ﷼ 0.25-0.65
Internet (60 Mbps or more, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 149.23 ﷼ 100.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 292.37 ﷼ 200.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 121.52 ﷼ 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ﷼ 30.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,180.21 ﷼ 1,166.67-2,375.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,083.33 ﷼ 24,000.00-55,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 181.00 ﷼ 100.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 208.59 ﷼ 120.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 304.28 ﷼ 200.00-420.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 274.67 ﷼ 175.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,540.99 ﷼ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,153.37 ﷼ 800.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,740.41 ﷼ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,122.38 ﷼ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 414.58 ﷼ 278.71-619.29
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.14 ﷼ 167.22-418.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,538.16 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.10 2.00-6.00

Prices in Saudi Arabia

These data are based on 7804 entries in the past 18 months from 718 different contributors.
Last update: May 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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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
Ad Dammam 70.41 12.50 42.07 86.74 32.67 101.64
Jeddah (Jiddah) 50.01 15.56 33.15 41.24 32.41 103.72
Al Khobar 49.38 14.95 32.53 43.34 33.23 142.99
Riyadh 48.14 16.50 32.65 41.36 34.55 116.45
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