Cost of Living in Jeddah

Summary about cost of living in Jeddah:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ﷼ 12.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 106.00 ﷼ 70.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 22.00 ﷼ 17.00-25.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 ﷼ 3.00-6.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 ﷼ 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9.83 ﷼ 5.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.06 ﷼ 1.50-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.84 ﷼ 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 18.73 ﷼ 13.25-26.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 ﷼ 0.91-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.70 ﷼ 2.27-3.63
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.55 ﷼ 5.60-12.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.12 ﷼ 5.44-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.85 ﷼ 6.80-16.78
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.33 ﷼ 11.34-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 3.37 ﷼ 2.49-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.59 ﷼ 1.81-4.08
Oranges (1 lb) 2.51 ﷼ 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.66 ﷼ 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 ﷼ 1.36-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 ﷼ 1.36-2.25
Lettuce (1 head) 4.34 ﷼ 3.00-7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 ﷼ 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 ﷼ 15.00-20.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.75 ﷼ 2.00-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 ﷼ 3.00-6.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 24.00 ﷼ 24.00-25.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ﷼ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ﷼ 90.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ﷼ 8.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ﷼ 12.87-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ﷼ 25.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.21 ﷼ 2.84-7.68
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,500.00 ﷼ 55,000.00-93,500.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 68,238.12 ﷼ 56,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 200.84 ﷼ 100.00-365.97
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 ﷼ 0.25-0.75
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 219.19 ﷼ 100.00-300.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 305.17 ﷼ 200.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 151.50 ﷼ 50.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ﷼ 35.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,357.26 ﷼ 500.00-2,375.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,277.78 ﷼ 15,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 156.56 ﷼ 100.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 163.87 ﷼ 80.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 309.50 ﷼ 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 287.37 ﷼ 200.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,518.75 ﷼ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,040.00 ﷼ 800.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,835.00 ﷼ 2,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,047.62 ﷼ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 407.74 ﷼ 278.71-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 340.25 ﷼ 278.71-390.19
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,865.00 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.55 3.00-8.00

Prices in Jeddah (Jiddah)

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Last update: February 2018
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24 Comments so far

#Sebastian on Nov 21, 2017 :
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 :

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
6. any miscellaneous
7. School fees
8. Insurance

Thank you.
#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
4. Internet and Phone Bills
6. any miscellaneous
7. School fees

Looking forward to feedback soon. :)

Thank you.
#Umair on Sep 04, 2016 :
Dear Readers
Please check the date and year for comments.2012 was much batter but now situation is totally changed. if your salary is below 7000 SR then there is no saving just living in KSA.
#mohamed faisal on Feb 23, 2016 :
iam working more than saudiya 12 years but i dont get any good offer we are looking for new offer if need any company marketing manager or sales manager or administrator send me feel or free my mail address
#ehsan on Jan 04, 2016 :
The basic and most expensive is the RENT.

There should be some procedure of the Rent for each locality. The Land Lords are charging and overcharging as they like.
#Srinivas on Dec 06, 2015 :
Hi ,
Today I have received my offer letter for jeddah as Maintenance Engineer

They are offering as follows

Basic 5000
HRA 833
Transportation 500

Everything I have to manage my self, hence here I have doubt with this package how much I can save?

Actually they are taking for Engineer position but due non availability of Engineer visa they are asking me to come on technician visa, if I go on technician visa what are the difficulties I may Face?

On offer letter regarding health care they have mentioned that "health care provided for self"
What is mean?

Site based mean?
#Jade on Jul 02, 2015 :
Jeddah has a good atmosphere compared to Riyadh. Although some places have trash everywhere.. Food is also cheap..
#Samuvel on May 09, 2015 :
I got job for jeddah, salary per month 2500 SR, accommodation paid company food is ours, can I manage living cost and all ??? Or ??? And per month how much amount it will save for Indian rupes, pls explain jeddah life can we face all ...etc.
#KBK on Feb 25, 2015 :
Jeddah Good Place to live

Cost Manageable

Issue only in transportation, poor public transport and travelling thru Taxi cost very heavy,

Remaining Things are acceptable
#khan on Jan 04, 2015 :
Dear All,
Cost of livihng is too high in Jeddah. The rental charges for 3BHK is 32-35000 Sr/Yr, 2BHK 26-28000/Yr. Now fooding will be around 2000/Month excluding Restourants outings. Electric bills a little bit cheap 75sr/month. So in my Opinion u should earn at least 8000 Sr/Month , to live in Jeddah (No savings). For fresh arrival jobers, Its better to ask the company to arrange house for them OR the company should pay the rent dircetly to the Landlord, not involving yourself. Othersiwse you have to share the apartment with another family & it will be a very bad Mess.
#Jagdish on Dec 30, 2014 :
Hi can anyone refer me some links to get a job abroad..???? Especially Oman
#Md. Sajid on Dec 21, 2014 :
Hi, I got a job offer from one of the leading QSR brand in jeddah as a Restaurant Manager. They are offering me a basic salary of 2500 riyal per month+25%of basic as HRA + 10% of the basic as conveyance and they are charging 925 riyal for personal car per month. In all it is to 4300 riyal per month & if i will not take their company's car then they will give me the conveyance and car amount also with my basic salary.Please help me to decide whther i should accept their offer or not.I need to save at least 50000 INR per month excluding all my fooding & miscellaneous expense
#Milton on Aug 14, 2014 :
Is 5500 riyals a decent salary to live in Jeddah???
#Money Raj. on Jul 22, 2014 :
Please help me do my decision whether to accept the offer from jeddah.

I received an offer letter (Salary not yet decided).

Its my first to work in abroad especially in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah). I want to know how much is the price of apartment consider my budget per month an other related household expenses and daily meal ave if 3 meals a day?

The cost of transportation is that reasonable for a month budget?

Is the housing and transportation allowance a good deal?

Please help me decide.
#edgar on May 26, 2014 :
i will work in jeddah this coming employer said that my basic salary is 20, that ok to work there?
#Ravi on May 05, 2014 :
My salary 6000 sr in jeddah & i want in room ,so how many rent in jeddah for two person stay
#Tarun on Apr 15, 2014 :

I have been offered a salary of 14000 SAR in jeddah as base salary+ housing 25% +allowance 10 % + health insurance for me and my wife.
is it a good salary to leave in jeddah.
#usman on Mar 29, 2014 :
what is the average salary of a computer technician in saudi arabia?
#zain on Mar 08, 2014 :
i have 10 year experience in styrofoam sheet extrusion line. I need a job please....
#Prashant Malgaonkar on Mar 04, 2014 :
right now i am working in jeddah n i m looking room for my self n later i will call my wife.
kindly suggest me good room in suitable place.
#akhter rasool on Feb 10, 2014 :
I want job please give me job I am really hlepless from Kashmir srinagar.
#Mahmood on Feb 02, 2014 :
Salam.its really good to read all the comments ,it help those people who want to go to Jedda for work, like me ,
few things need to know if some one help.,Warmest month with temp. If family of 4 how much per month expense ( normal )
also transportation , its better to buy car or lease,what about license ,Is there any school or license institute ,
I appreciate if any one help