Cost of Living in Riyadh

Summary about cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 ﷼ 15.00-48.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 ﷼ 80.00-400.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 ﷼ 22.00-25.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 ﷼ 4.00-12.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 ﷼ 5.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.97 ﷼ 5.00-22.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 ﷼ 2.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.98 ﷼ 0.75-1.10
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 20.51 ﷼ 15.14-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 ﷼ 0.91-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.14 ﷼ 1.81-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.61 ﷼ 5.60-16.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.24 ﷼ 6.35-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.45 ﷼ 5.44-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.40 ﷼ 11.34-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.25 ﷼ 2.27-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.51 ﷼ 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 2.65 ﷼ 1.59-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 ﷼ 1.36-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.73 ﷼ 0.91-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.71 ﷼ 0.91-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.83 ﷼ 2.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 ﷼ 1.65-4.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 ﷼ 5.00-30.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.87 ﷼ 3.50-9.09
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.41 ﷼ 5.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 28.00 ﷼ 25.00-30.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 ﷼ 3.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ﷼ 90.00-500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ﷼ 5.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 ﷼ 3.22-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ﷼ 35.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.33 ﷼ 3.79-7.57
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) 70,796.30 ﷼ 60,000.00-82,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 410.70 ﷼ 212.50-900.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.47 ﷼ 0.19-0.55
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 249.66 ﷼ 160.00-335.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 355.53 ﷼ 200.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 116.52 ﷼ 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ﷼ 50.00-80.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,138.22 ﷼ 500.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,159.26 ﷼ 12,000.00-45,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 253.00 ﷼ 100.00-450.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 240.38 ﷼ 110.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 341.80 ﷼ 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 352.50 ﷼ 170.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,060.04 ﷼ 1,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,132.14 ﷼ 700.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,406.59 ﷼ 2,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,180.34 ﷼ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 410.80 ﷼ 232.26-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 309.36 ﷼ 232.26-464.51
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,142.31 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.45 2.50-7.00

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Last update: May 2021
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27 Comments so far
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.
Dr king on Jan 05, 2020:
Hi Guys

I got an offer off 20000 sr . Am a doctor and will work 48 hours a week.
No more in the contract.
Is that a good associate consultant salary?
Will it be enough for spouse and 2 kids?
ROHAN on Nov 11, 2019:
I am a Senior Software Engineer and moving to Riyadh in the next 4 months.
I will move there is with my Wife. Can anyone please let me know what package should I ask to my company.
What should be the annual as well as Monthly salary shall i asked.
Starving Scholar on Aug 22, 2019:
@#110 on Jul 15, 2019

I know, right? These people are idiots. I feel bad for whoever made the mistake of offering them jobs. There's something called "Google", perhaps they've never heard of it.
110 on Jul 15, 2019:
How can people who should supposedly be able to use internet keep on asking constantly about currency conversion?
Daniel Edd on Jul 11, 2019:
I have just been appointed Assistant Professor of Epidemiology with a salary of 26,000 SAR per month plus other benefits. How much is 26,000 SAR in Us Dollars? Is this salary sufficient for me and 4 dependants?
Kindly give me a response ASAP as my decision is urgently needed.

kashif on Jun 30, 2019:
Hi, i am software developer and got an offer for 6000 SAR without accommodation. I have a family of 3 with one baby. I will be travelling alone to Riyadh and planning to bring my family. Can any one help me understand what will be total monthly expenditure. If this salary is enough to survive in Riyadh and can I save any money
Anonymous on Jun 14, 2019:
I have job a offer in riyadh and company will pay 1200sar for housing. Anyone help me its enough for monthly food and accommodation??
Prince Charles on May 06, 2019:
May someone please add a luxury villa in Saudi Arabia because this I'm in dire need of Saudi Arabia. Also, may the creator of this website please add a warning on the top of the page warning people to approach Saudi Arabia with caution. Saudi Arabia is a good country indeed but they should add a slight warning just in case someone dies in anything. I do not want to take the princess to such country with the worries of getting my head chopped off because I heard that happens in this country. Also how much does it cost to buy a pizza in Saudi Arabia? Because I want to order a pizza from Saudi Arabia to England. Pizza is a big thing in England. Also can you guys take over Dubai so I can use Dubai as an example of why Saudi Arabia is a nice place to go.
ahmad on Apr 29, 2019:
There is a new fees for family members (wife . kidz ) around 300 SAR ber months for each member
Ashish on Jan 24, 2019:

I got an offer of 14000 SR and I am planning to live alone and not bring family there. Is this package worth to come there or not. If possible, can anyone please let me know expenses there as of now. I have to arrange my own accommodation and meal and other expenses. they are not providing any facilities other than 14000 SR package. Insurance and one time ticket fare to india will be borne by company.
1. house rent
2. food
4. Internet
6. Telephone bills
7. any miscellaneous
Ulysse on Jan 16, 2019:
Hi guys, I've got an offer to work at McDonalds for a package of 2750SR + housing + transportation ; do you think this is worth going overseas and leaving family and friends behind?
pablo on Jan 04, 2019:

What is the average price for single bedroom flat in compound or in the city (higher standard buildings).

Fahd on Aug 07, 2018:
#Nishad on May 31, 2018 :
I have got job offer from Riyad , In Accountant field. Salary package 3000+Accomodation+Traveling .

Is it suitable in salary package ?

Pls comment
It depends on your lifestyle Bro , is Accomodation inc. Elec + Water ? coz Elec is expensive and might cost you 250 SR/monthly.
3 course Food(homemade) 700 SR/monthly ... outdoor 1 meal Mid-range Restaurant 20 SR
internt (DSL landline 10M speed ) 200 SR/month
internt (Mobile data 300 GB ) 500 SR/month
Taxi 1.70 per KM ( taxi not always use this tariff .. you have to get the price before you jump in lol )
Fahd on Aug 07, 2018:
Hello evryone , anyone has a question about live cost in ksa, ill do my best to answer
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Fahd on Aug 07, 2018:
Hello evryone , anyone has a question about live cost in ksa, ill do my best to answer
Nishad on May 31, 2018:
I have got job offer from Riyad , In Accountant field. Salary package 3000+Accomodation+Traveling .

Is it suitable in salary package ?

Pls comment
SAmi on Nov 19, 2017:
My name is Sami,
I get in this website for searching about cost in Australia.
fortunately I see some of comment want information about my country,
you can get it (free) just send your questions too my email.

Kind regards
PK on Oct 03, 2017:
Not finding answers to any questions . Can someone please answer them
Amer on Sep 28, 2017:
Hi my name is amer i am resident in Riyadh since 1999 i have experience about it for any thing just anybody need help just give a call.
Ritick on Aug 14, 2017:
Hi, I have got an offer for 15000 SAR without accommodation. I have a family of 4 with 1 girl child and the other will be born next month. I will be travelling alone to Riyadh on 4th oct 2017 and planning to bring my family in Feb 2018. Can any one help me understand what will be total monthly expenditure including furnished house and schooling. If this salary is enough to survive in Riyadh and can I save any money.
Siva on Aug 08, 2017:
I might get an opportunity in riyadh for 11500 sar and medical is taken care by company...i am planning to move with my family of 1 child..can anyone help me out on monthly expenses...
Riti on Jul 31, 2017:
I might get an opportunity in riyadh for 15000sar and medical is taken care by company...i am planning to move with my family of 2 child..can anyone help me understand what would be my monthly expenses and can i get a fully furnished house for rent and what it might cost.
Hassan on Jul 26, 2017:
I'm moving to Riyadh in September and will be working near Hanifa St.

Please guide where should I rent a room which would be convenient for me .
AMR on Jul 13, 2017:
how much cost per month for family me & my wife only. including rent, food, transportation & all bills ?
Neil on Jun 14, 2017:
I am moving along with my family in Riyadh for It Risk specialist much I should ask for including:
Rent(in good and secured society),monthly grocery, child education,local transport, house hold expenses,Internet,