Cost of Living in Riyadh

Summary of cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ﷼ 20.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ﷼ 150.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 ﷼ 25.00-32.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 ﷼ 5.00-14.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 ﷼ 5.00-13.00
Cappuccino (regular) 16.83 ﷼ 10.00-25.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 ﷼ 2.50-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.29 ﷼ 1.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 24.17 ﷼ 18.93-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.83 ﷼ 0.91-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.69 ﷼ 2.27-5.44
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.65 ﷼ 6.00-19.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.44 ﷼ 6.80-29.94
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.41 ﷼ 6.80-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.46 ﷼ 13.61-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.57 ﷼ 1.81-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 2.91 ﷼ 2.27-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 2.76 ﷼ 1.36-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.09 ﷼ 1.81-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.13 ﷼ 1.36-4.08
Onion (1 lb) 2.02 ﷼ 1.13-3.63
Lettuce (1 head) 3.77 ﷼ 1.00-7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 ﷼ 2.00-4.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 ﷼ 5.00-60.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.21 ﷼ 5.00-12.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.27 ﷼ 5.00-12.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 27.50 ﷼ 24.00-33.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ﷼ 3.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 ﷼ 86.96-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 15.00 ﷼ 10.00-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.85 ﷼ 4.83-20.92
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.00 ﷼ 50.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.62 ﷼ 8.25-9.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,000.00 ﷼ 85,000.00-174,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 83,093.25 ﷼ 75,000.00-97,865.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 359.07 ﷼ 250.00-720.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 133.64 ﷼ 70.00-220.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 281.71 ﷼ 250.00-350.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 377.03 ﷼ 200.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 191.76 ﷼ 100.00-250.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 65.00 ﷼ 55.00-80.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,373.72 ﷼ 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,268.52 ﷼ 15,000.00-70,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 198.93 ﷼ 70.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 215.36 ﷼ 80.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 408.20 ﷼ 200.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 379.60 ﷼ 200.00-700.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,793.98 ﷼ 2,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,335.00 ﷼ 1,800.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,769.57 ﷼ 4,200.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,404.59 ﷼ 2,000.00-13,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 718.93 ﷼ 464.51-1,099.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 450.99 ﷼ 285.35-854.70
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,682.61 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.15 3.00-8.00

Prices in Riyadh

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Last update: February 2024
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11 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2024:
I got job offer in Riyadh with 13K / Month. Please suggest me how can save money if am a single
Anonymous on Oct 17, 2023:
Ukraine used the cheap drone from China and destroyed lots of expensive military equipments of Russia with the cheap drone attacks in the Ukraine war and Ukraine even said the expensive military equipments provided by US were not as effective as the cheap drone attacks they deployed in the Ukraine war.
Most of military equipments from Russia and US are outdated comparing to the modern world now as they can be easily destroyed with the latest drone attacks.
So the middle east should immediately prepare millions and millions of cheap drone attacks in order to stop the genocide criminal US from spreading the genocide terrorism upon the helpless Palestinian upon their own land Palestine without justice.
Anonymous on Nov 28, 2022:
is 10000SAR salary enough for 1 person to live in riyadh?
Anonymous on Nov 14, 2022:
They are giving free accomodation and free education for childern then 6000 is ok if you are from pakistan. And yes one person home cook indian or pakistani food is around 250sar to 350 sar ... Internet bill will give you some trouble. If package inlucdes transportation then it will saves you more. It depends on you how you spend money you can even spend 1000sar in day if you want
Anonymous on Nov 14, 2022:
Saima munzoor 6000 with accomodation is ok. One person home cook food cost is 300sar... From your name it seems like you are pakistani or indian. Well indian and pakistan food for one person can be easily managed with 300.
You will be happy with 6000sar
Anonymous on Nov 11, 2022:
If you like dangerous streets full of terrorists day and night live there.
reply on Oct 15, 2022:
Saima Munzoor for SAR 6000 it will be hard with 5 kids with you, since the school is expensive for the other 2 kids and I think you will have to pay around 300 SAR every month for each kid totaling SAR 1500.
Saima Munzoor on Oct 11, 2022:
I am a teacher and I have a job offer of SAR 6000 with a 2 room accomodation. I have 5 chicken with the eldest 16 years and the youngest 10 years. All are studying. They have offered me free education of the younger 3 children. Can I able to meet up expenses? I have to send monthly some of my savings to my mother in Pakistan
Please suggest me should I accept the proposal.
Mbwangi on Aug 17, 2022:
Could someone tell us how buying or leasing a car works in Saudi Arabia?
Xyz on Jun 04, 2020:
How to get job offer from Saudi company.can anyone help me out with this.
Deepak Bakshi on Feb 25, 2020:
I am from Delhi and got an offer of logistics in Riyadh. Hoe much package should I ask from my employer?. I m moving alone without family as all are settled in their jobs. I m gzving 28 years experience.
Please suggest.