Cost of Living in Riyadh

Summary about cost of living in Riyadh:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ﷼ 16.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 ﷼ 70.00-180.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 24.00 ﷼ 20.00-25.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 ﷼ 4.00-8.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 ﷼ 5.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.18 ﷼ 9.00-16.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 ﷼ 2.25-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.90 ﷼ 0.50-1.08
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 18.76 ﷼ 15.14-28.39
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.10 ﷼ 0.91-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.22 ﷼ 2.27-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.91 ﷼ 6.00-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.70 ﷼ 4.54-18.14
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.88 ﷼ 5.44-16.33
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.93 ﷼ 11.34-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 3.04 ﷼ 2.27-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.50 ﷼ 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 2.39 ﷼ 1.59-3.18
Tomato (1 lb) 2.39 ﷼ 1.81-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.86 ﷼ 1.36-2.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.76 ﷼ 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.90 ﷼ 2.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 ﷼ 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 ﷼ 6.00-20.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.75 ﷼ 3.50-6.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 ﷼ 3.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.50 ﷼ 20.00-26.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ﷼ 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ﷼ 90.00-250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ﷼ 5.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 ﷼ 2.01-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ﷼ 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.50 ﷼ 5.07-7.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000.00 ﷼ 55,000.00-91,500.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 64,630.95 ﷼ 55,000.00-75,495.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 294.63 ﷼ 170.00-500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 ﷼ 0.25-0.65
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 248.38 ﷼ 150.00-375.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 322.42 ﷼ 200.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 88.33 ﷼ 40.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 70.00 ﷼ 50.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,098.71 ﷼ 500.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,484.91 ﷼ 10,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 181.81 ﷼ 100.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 212.85 ﷼ 100.00-380.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 316.10 ﷼ 200.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 292.00 ﷼ 170.00-450.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,536.84 ﷼ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,030.68 ﷼ 700.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,625.00 ﷼ 1,700.00-3,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,862.96 ﷼ 1,250.00-2,750.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 429.12 ﷼ 232.26-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 288.46 ﷼ 157.93-464.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,943.63 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.96 2.50-5.00

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Last update: April 2019
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32 Comments so far

#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 :
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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 :
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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,
#Ganesh on Apr 28, 2017 :
I got an offer of 15000 sar in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Joining will be on May 1, 2017 as SAP Consultant(with 8 yrs experience).
How much can i ask for the salary package per annum in Saudi Riyal.
#Ramesh Dini on Apr 03, 2017 :

I got an offer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Joining will be on July 5, 2017 as Cyber Security Analyst L1 (with 3 yrs experience).
How much can i ask for the salary package per annum in Saudi Riyal.

Please reply at the earliest.
#Anonymous on Jan 16, 2017 :
Now saudi is very expensive. dont accept offer less than 12000 SR.
#nilesh on Dec 16, 2016 :
Saudi is not that costly as it seems. I was earning 6000 riyal and was able to save 5000 when i was single and with my wife i was saving around 4500. so you understand how much is cost. once you settled you can more. so whoever getting more than 5000 be relaxed and go since you can definitely save more as compared with india. and culture is good. safe
#Fahad on Jun 30, 2016 :
SR.7000 Per month.
Furniture and other house hold: SR. 15000 one time need to spend.
#Turky on Mar 29, 2016 :
I am from saudi arabia and i can tell you these prices are accurate, maybe rents can be different in different areas
#Tarun on Mar 03, 2016 :

I am trying to find out the cost of living within Saudi Arabia, want to move there with my family, what's the best compensation for moving from India to Saudi Arabia.
Any help would be highly appreciated.

#Rohan on Feb 15, 2016 :
Hi Guys,

I got an offer for 10000SAR, please let me know what would be the maximum amount that I need to spend per month which should include

1. house rent
2. food
4. Internet
6. Telephone bills
7. any miscellaneous

Thanks to provide your valuable feedback which will help me to make a wise decision
#inM on Dec 31, 2015 :
Hello everyone

kindly help me in making a decision as I m getting a job offer of Quality Control Inspector in Diet Centre Saudi Arabia fr basic monthly salary of 2000SR +food + housing +,transport + medical.
Plz tell me is this a good offer to take because its gonna b life changing decision to go overseas.

help me out with valuable suggestions
#hrundi on Sep 26, 2015 :
hi i get offer to work for 1000 sar is that good for me i will working in hotel as liftboy ?
#suleman on Sep 25, 2015 :
pls I want to be living in saudi arabia and study how much will it cost me with fly and everything pls let me known n Nigeria money dollar in Nigeria now is 180
#Narayan Bain on Sep 18, 2015 :
I got a job near Riyadh nd package will be 13205 include transport, house rent nd fooding;so I can't decided that it is good or sufficient package for that location or no? I want walks e's saving every month after expensive ,so suggest me it is right decision to go or not? Second how is weather there b coz I'm now at gujrat jamnagar nd previous at orissa nd home town orissa: it is a good decission to go or else?
#iliyaz on Jul 15, 2015 :
I got a job in AL jauf university saudi Arabia as assistance professor with 8500 S.R,per month with accommodation travel charges.can I leave a good life with my wife and have savings
#chandanshibani on Jun 12, 2015 :
I have pursued BE and PGDBM in marketing and 10 years work India I have got an offer of 6000 sar in riyadh plus conveyance,medical insurance,gratuityall mobile expenses and internet,incentive post confirmation of 6 months...I am writing down the expense of a bachelor can u please confirm whether I am right???? Shared accomomodation-500 sar fooding-1500 sar....what else???
#iliyaz on Jun 06, 2015 :
can u plz let me know cost of living in al jawf(Saudi Arabia). i am getting salary of 8000 riyal.leaving with my enough for both to leave upper middle class life.
plz let me know
#mohd wasif on Apr 25, 2015 :
hi i am from india we need property rate in riyadh or other place