- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Riyadh
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Riyadh, Saudi Arabia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 38% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 38% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 72 | - 1% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 20 (E£ 95) | E£ 72 | + 33% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 10 (E£ 48) | E£ 37 | + 29% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.36 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 53% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 20 | + 65% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 6 (E£ 30) | E£ 14 | + 110% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 11 (E£ 50) | E£ 29 | + 73% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 7 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | + 49% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 3.46 (E£ 16) | E£ 5.86 | + 180% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | - | E£ 19 | - | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 92 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 11 | + 184% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 2.45 (E£ 12) | E£ 10 | + 13% | |

Housing | + 97% | |||

Housing in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 97% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 3,383 (E£ 16,059) | E£ 5,401 | + 197% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,356 (E£ 11,181) | E£ 3,866 | + 189% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 132 (E£ 627) | E£ 898 | - 30% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 1,820 (E£ 8,637) | E£ 3,602 | + 140% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,324 (E£ 6,284) | E£ 2,335 | + 169% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 66 (E£ 313) | E£ 736 | - 57% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 154 (E£ 730) | E£ 365 | + 100% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,132 (E£ 5,371) | E£ 6,508 | - 17% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 374 (E£ 1,776) | E£ 1,877 | - 5% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 31 (E£ 149) | E£ 67 | + 121% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 31 (E£ 148) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 45% | |||

Clothes in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 45% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 199 (E£ 945) | E£ 740 | + 28% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 228 (E£ 1,080) | E£ 681 | + 59% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 325 (E£ 1,542) | E£ 1,691 | - 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 303 (E£ 1,440) | E£ 777 | + 85% | |

Transportation | + 71% | |||

Transportation in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 71% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 60,000 (E£ 284,792) | E£ 453,039 | - 37% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.63 (E£ 2.99) | E£ 3.88 | - 23% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 200 (E£ 949) | E£ 182 | + 421% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 25 (E£ 118) | E£ 101 | + 18% | |

Personal Care | + 150% | |||

Personal Care in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 150% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 9 (E£ 43) | E£ 33 | + 32% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 42 (E£ 198) | E£ 72 | + 173% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 107 (E£ 507) | E£ 200 | + 153% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 36 (E£ 169) | E£ 40 | + 321% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 73) | E£ 21 | + 248% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 26 | + 146% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 7 (E£ 34) | E£ 20 | + 72% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 8 (E£ 37) | E£ 15 | + 153% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 21 (E£ 102) | E£ 46 | + 121% | |

Entertainment | + 138% | |||

Entertainment in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 138% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 97 (E£ 463) | E£ 153 | + 202% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 200 (E£ 949) | E£ 99 | + 860% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 165 (E£ 781) | E£ 520 | + 50% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 100 (E£ 475) | E£ 249 | + 91% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 52 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 11 (E£ 50) | E£ 25 | + 99% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 19 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 2,368 (E£ 11,241) | E£ 11,487 | - 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.45 (E£ 2.14) | E£ 0.23 | + 841% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 327 (E£ 1,553) | E£ 416 | + 273% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 10 (E£ 47) | E£ 28 | + 70% | |

TOTAL | + 82% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,907 prices entered by 244 different people.

These prices were last updated on June 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.747
EGP
/
SAR

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#
Cost of living in
**Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)**
is
**82% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

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