- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Saudi Arabia**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 52% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Saudi Arabia is 52% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 38 (E£ 180) | E£ 149 | + 21% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 24 (E£ 112) | E£ 70 | + 61% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 14 (E£ 68) | E£ 39 | + 74% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.84 (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 64% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 9 (E£ 41) | E£ 22 | + 86% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 5.44 (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 143% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 14 (E£ 66) | E£ 32 | + 106% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 25 | + 32% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 3.55 (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 163% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | - | E£ 21 | - | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 162 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 7 (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 176% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.97 (E£ 9) | E£ 5.94 | + 58% | |

Housing | + 117% | |||

Housing in Saudi Arabia is 117% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 3,792 (E£ 18,120) | E£ 8,349 | + 117% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,732 (E£ 13,056) | E£ 4,960 | + 163% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 406 (E£ 1,940) | E£ 939 | + 107% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 3,065 (E£ 14,647) | E£ 6,082 | + 141% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,897 (E£ 9,065) | E£ 3,803 | + 138% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 239 (E£ 1,140) | E£ 607 | + 88% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 153 (E£ 733) | E£ 250 | + 194% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,240 (E£ 5,924) | E£ 6,202 | - 4% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 415 (E£ 1,985) | E£ 3,087 | - 36% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 32 (E£ 153) | E£ 97 | + 58% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 30 (E£ 142) | E£ 85 | + 67% | |

Clothes | + 21% | |||

Clothes in Saudi Arabia is 21% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 168 (E£ 802) | E£ 944 | - 15% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 228 (E£ 1,088) | E£ 782 | + 39% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 348 (E£ 1,661) | E£ 1,872 | - 11% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 296 (E£ 1,414) | E£ 1,232 | + 15% | |

Transportation | + 34% | |||

Transportation in Saudi Arabia is 34% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 77,299 (E£ 369,364) | E£ 460,034 | - 20% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 1.55 (E£ 7) | E£ 5.63 | + 32% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 183 (E£ 873) | E£ 424 | + 106% | |

Personal Care | + 100% | |||

Personal Care in Saudi Arabia is 100% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 12 (E£ 58) | E£ 37 | + 57% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 57 (E£ 270) | E£ 79 | + 242% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 179 (E£ 853) | E£ 314 | + 172% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 28 (E£ 132) | E£ 51 | + 159% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 52 | + 36% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 73) | E£ 48 | + 54% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 7 (E£ 36) | E£ 21 | + 73% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 10 (E£ 48) | E£ 21 | + 131% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 24 (E£ 113) | E£ 64 | + 76% | |

Entertainment | + 43% | |||

Entertainment in Saudi Arabia is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 81 (E£ 385) | E£ 329 | + 17% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 108 (E£ 518) | E£ 131 | + 297% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 268 (E£ 1,279) | E£ 693 | + 85% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 235 (E£ 1,124) | E£ 488 | + 130% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 91 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 16 (E£ 78) | E£ 39 | + 103% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 56 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 2,119 (E£ 10,127) | E£ 10,910 | - 7% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.51 (E£ 2.43) | E£ 4.61 | - 47% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 368 (E£ 1,757) | E£ 776 | + 127% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 25 (E£ 118) | E£ 35 | + 239% | |

TOTAL | + 58% |

These prices were last updated on September 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.778
EGP
/
SAR

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#
Cost of living in
**Saudi Arabia**
is
**58% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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