Cost of living in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 192% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
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Food | + 83% | |||
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Food in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 83% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Riyadh | Alexandria | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 31 (E£ 251) | E£ 192 | + 31% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | ﷼ 28 (E£ 227) | E£ 134 | + 70% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 15 (E£ 122) | E£ 73 | + 68% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 7 (E£ 54) | E£ 26 | + 105% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 14 (E£ 117) | E£ 45 | + 162% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 7 (E£ 56) | E£ 8 | + 580% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 19 (E£ 160) | E£ 53 | + 200% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 68) | E£ 27 | + 151% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 4.14 (E£ 34) | E£ 8 | + 308% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | - | E£ 42 | - | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 281 | - | |
2 liters of coca-cola | ﷼ 9 (E£ 71) | E£ 19 | + 276% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 2.32 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.66 | + 236% | |
Housing | + 381% | |||
Housing in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 381% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Riyadh | Alexandria | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | ﷼ 4,435 (E£ 36,407) | E£ 9,841 | + 270% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | ﷼ 3,286 (E£ 26,979) | E£ 4,583 | + 489% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 699 (E£ 5,741) | E£ 971 | + 491% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | ﷼ 2,862 (E£ 23,496) | E£ 5,358 | + 339% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | ﷼ 1,926 (E£ 15,814) | E£ 3,234 | + 389% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | ﷼ 1,069 (E£ 8,778) | E£ 770 | + 1040% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 251 (E£ 2,059) | E£ 197 | + 945% | |
40” flat screen tv | ﷼ 1,650 (E£ 13,548) | E£ 6,321 | + 114% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 449 (E£ 3,687) | E£ 3,448 | + 7% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 25 (E£ 209) | E£ 122 | + 70% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 26 (E£ 213) | E£ 89 | + 139% | |
Clothes | + 126% | |||
Clothes in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 126% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 184 (E£ 1,509) | E£ 612 | + 146% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | ﷼ 244 (E£ 2,006) | E£ 839 | + 139% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 413 (E£ 3,392) | E£ 2,349 | + 44% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 423 (E£ 3,473) | E£ 1,274 | + 173% | |
Transportation | + 260% | |||
Transportation in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 260% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 93,210 (E£ 765,220) | E£ 335,458 | + 128% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 2.23 (E£ 18) | E£ 10 | + 89% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 196 (E£ 1,613) | E£ 282 | + 471% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 40 (E£ 330) | E£ 119 | + 178% | |
Personal Care | + 183% | |||
Personal Care in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 183% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 11 (E£ 90) | E£ 35 | + 159% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 64 (E£ 524) | E£ 98 | + 436% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 142 (E£ 1,166) | E£ 256 | + 355% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | ﷼ 26 (E£ 212) | E£ 47 | + 349% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 19 (E£ 156) | E£ 78 | + 99% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 16 (E£ 135) | E£ 66 | + 105% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 7 (E£ 61) | E£ 45 | + 38% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 18 (E£ 145) | E£ 24 | + 502% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 41 (E£ 336) | E£ 61 | + 452% | |
Entertainment | + 131% | |||
Entertainment in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 131% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Riyadh | Alexandria | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 63 (E£ 519) | E£ 388 | + 34% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 133 (E£ 1,088) | E£ 211 | + 416% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 347 (E£ 2,846) | E£ 905 | + 215% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 213 (E£ 1,750) | E£ 702 | + 149% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 119 | - | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 17 (E£ 143) | E£ 68 | + 108% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 55 | - | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | ﷼ 2,646 (E£ 21,723) | E£ 13,722 | + 58% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.53 (E£ 4.38) | E£ 2.38 | + 84% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 323 (E£ 2,651) | E£ 540 | + 391% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 25 (E£ 202) | E£ 48 | + 323% | |
TOTAL | + 192% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 603 prices entered by 83 different people.
These prices were last updated on March 25, 2023.
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