Cost of Living in Jeddah

Summary about cost of living in Jeddah (Jiddah), Saudi Arabia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ﷼ 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 ﷼ 100.00-180.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 24.00 ﷼ 20.00-25.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 ﷼ 3.00-8.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 ﷼ 4.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.87 ﷼ 7.00-18.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 ﷼ 2.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.98 ﷼ 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 17.92 ﷼ 15.14-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 ﷼ 0.91-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 ﷼ 2.27-4.99
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.72 ﷼ 6.00-14.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.20 ﷼ 4.54-25.40
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.64 ﷼ 6.35-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.14 ﷼ 13.61-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 3.15 ﷼ 2.27-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 2.56 ﷼ 2.27-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 2.63 ﷼ 1.81-4.08
Tomato (1 lb) 2.48 ﷼ 1.81-3.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 ﷼ 1.13-2.02
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 ﷼ 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.71 ﷼ 1.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.28 ﷼ 2.00-3.50
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 ﷼ 5.00-35.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.87 ﷼ 5.00-8.41
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 ﷼ 5.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 27.00 ﷼ 25.00-32.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ﷼ 3.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ﷼ 100.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ﷼ 5.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ﷼ 8.05-24.14
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 ﷼ 20.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.22 ﷼ 5.11-8.71
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) 69,880.00 ﷼ 65,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 329.19 ﷼ 250.00-500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.48 ﷼ 0.20-0.65
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 251.12 ﷼ 200.00-365.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 341.90 ﷼ 150.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 150.95 ﷼ 50.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ﷼ 50.00-80.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,038.78 ﷼ 500.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,115.38 ﷼ 12,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 156.12 ﷼ 60.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 187.60 ﷼ 85.00-330.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 330.00 ﷼ 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 300.96 ﷼ 175.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,275.00 ﷼ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 916.67 ﷼ 600.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,224.00 ﷼ 1,600.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,623.33 ﷼ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 318.73 ﷼ 213.68-557.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 228.27 ﷼ 139.35-371.61
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,240.00 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.52 3.00-9.00

Prices in Jeddah (Jiddah)

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Last update: November 2020
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7 Comments so far
Anonymous on Sep 28, 2020:
Salam

I've got a job offer with a monthly salary of 11250 SR (basic+housing and transport) in addition of medical inc and airline tickets, I would like to know if it's a suitable salary for me and my family (3 people)

looking forward to hearing from you
Kimnor on Aug 25, 2019:
Hi!! All
Got offer from a company in jeddah , getting 750SR for accommodation and 3000SR for monthly salary. Iam with family, so i want to know the cost of livin and how much I can save. Help me out.
T M on Feb 12, 2019:
Hi all-

Hired for job beginning in August. Income tax free, most expenses are taken care of, no rent, no electric bills, no water and sewer bills, no Internet contracts, no purchase of furniture or appliances including washer, dryer, microwave and flat screen TV, no contributions to medical, dental and vision premiums, transportation is provided so no need for car, insurance, gas, maintenance on a car. SAR- 189,484 yearly. Thoughts on how much I would be able to save based on cost of living in Jeddah?

Thanks!
Sebastian on Nov 21, 2017:
Hi,
As a person living in Jeddah for the past 21 years, I feel that the data given above is very accurate, and anybody can decide on his needs, and calculate the monthly expenses required to live in Jeddah. You can live cheaper depending own public transport, cooking your own meals, sharing accommodation if bachelor etc.

Regarding the climate, Jeddah has moderate climate through out the year, except a few days of high temperature and humidity during July-August.

Now Jeddah is undergoing rapid changes with lot of constructions going on, including the New Airport Terminal, and soon will have a modern look.

For families as well as bachelors, there are lot of places such as the historical district down town Balad, parks, beaches, shopping malls etc. to hang out during weekends.

Above all Jeddah has international look through out the year, with the pilgrims from all over the world using it as the corridor to the Two Holy cities, Makkah, & Madina.

Last but not least the people are friendly, and helpful. The Civil Police are so dedicated, attentive and strict in executing their duties, that you are very safe in any part of the city, if a law abiding citizen or expatriate.
Sameer on Apr 30, 2017:
Aslmkm. Got an offer of 2000 riyals per month. How's coat of living. And can I save money with this amount.
Abhi on Mar 20, 2017:
Hi,

Need suggestion on monthly income affordable to live a standard life in Jeddah with wife and a child.
Also need a reasonable savings at the end of the month/ year.

Basic amenities required

1. Accommodation
2. Food
3. transport
4. Internet and Phone Bills
5.Laundry
6. any miscellaneous
7. School fees
8. Insurance

Thank you.
Abhi
Tan on Feb 11, 2017:
Hi Guys,

Need your favorable info. For a big company with Managerial position, how much is the normal salary in Jeddah ?
If I live with family (a wife and a child), how much is the monthly living cost ?

1. house rent
2. food
3.travel
4. Internet and Phone Bills
5.Laundry
6. any miscellaneous
7. School fees

Looking forward to feedback soon. :)

Thank you.