Cost of living in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 399% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
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Food | + 165% | |||
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Food in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 165% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Riyadh | Alexandria | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 54 (E£ 678) | E£ 192 | + 254% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | ﷼ 33 (E£ 410) | E£ 132 | + 211% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 19 (E£ 242) | E£ 97 | + 149% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 5.78 (E£ 72) | E£ 29 | + 151% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 13 (E£ 163) | E£ 71 | + 130% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 6 (E£ 77) | E£ 13 | + 469% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 20 (E£ 255) | E£ 76 | + 237% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 9 (E£ 109) | E£ 59 | + 85% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 4.52 (E£ 56) | E£ 20 | + 188% | |
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 | ﷼ 8 (E£ 100) | E£ 19 | + 436% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 2.03 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.66 | + 348% | |
Housing | + 1435% | |||
Housing in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 1435% 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 | ﷼ 18,497 (E£ 230,921) | E£ 9,841 | + 2247% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | ﷼ 7,182 (E£ 89,669) | E£ 4,583 | + 1857% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 613 (E£ 7,648) | E£ 971 | + 687% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | ﷼ 6,739 (E£ 84,130) | E£ 5,358 | + 1470% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | ﷼ 3,744 (E£ 46,743) | E£ 3,234 | + 1346% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | ﷼ 493 (E£ 6,150) | E£ 770 | + 699% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 281 (E£ 3,513) | E£ 197 | + 1683% | |
40” flat screen tv | ﷼ 1,244 (E£ 15,532) | E£ 6,321 | + 146% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 502 (E£ 6,268) | E£ 3,448 | + 82% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 39 (E£ 491) | E£ 122 | + 301% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 48 (E£ 593) | E£ 89 | + 568% | |
Clothes | + 274% | |||
Clothes in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 274% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 186 (E£ 2,321) | E£ 1,017 | + 128% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | ﷼ 318 (E£ 3,967) | E£ 839 | + 373% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 410 (E£ 5,123) | E£ 2,349 | + 118% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 506 (E£ 6,313) | E£ 1,274 | + 396% | |
Transportation | + 205% | |||
Transportation in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 205% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 85,707 (E£ 1,070,013) | E£ 1,012,240 | + 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 2.25 (E£ 28) | E£ 10 | + 192% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 173 (E£ 2,159) | E£ 282 | + 664% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 50 (E£ 625) | E£ 143 | + 339% | |
Personal Care | + 405% | |||
Personal Care in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 405% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 9 (E£ 116) | E£ 33 | + 256% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 75 (E£ 933) | E£ 98 | + 855% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 244 (E£ 3,048) | E£ 299 | + 919% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | ﷼ 25 (E£ 313) | E£ 47 | + 565% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 22 (E£ 278) | E£ 78 | + 254% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 16 (E£ 201) | E£ 66 | + 206% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 10 (E£ 123) | E£ 45 | + 176% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 19 (E£ 241) | E£ 24 | + 902% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 33 (E£ 417) | E£ 78 | + 432% | |
Entertainment | + 301% | |||
Entertainment in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is 301% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
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Riyadh | Alexandria | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 210 (E£ 2,616) | E£ 334 | + 684% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 99 (E£ 1,237) | E£ 211 | + 487% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 308 (E£ 3,842) | E£ 905 | + 325% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 360 (E£ 4,494) | E£ 702 | + 540% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 119 | - | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 24 (E£ 304) | E£ 74 | + 309% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 55 | - | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | ﷼ 2,618 (E£ 32,679) | E£ 13,722 | + 138% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.40 (E£ 5.04) | E£ 2.38 | + 112% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 431 (E£ 5,376) | E£ 540 | + 896% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 23 (E£ 288) | E£ 79 | + 265% | |
TOTAL | + 399% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 211 prices entered by 48 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 21, 2024.
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