- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 58% | |||
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Food in Saudi Arabia is 58% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 41 (E£ 195) | E£ 139 | + 40% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 23 (E£ 112) | E£ 68 | + 63% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 14 (E£ 68) | E£ 39 | + 72% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.70 (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 58% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | + 80% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 5.50 (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 145% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 14 (E£ 67) | E£ 31 | + 116% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 25 | + 31% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 3.51 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 155% | |

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

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 153 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 12 | + 160% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 2.00 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 56% | |

Housing | + 109% | |||

Housing in Saudi Arabia is 109% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 3,877 (E£ 18,454) | E£ 8,086 | + 128% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,492 (E£ 11,863) | E£ 4,777 | + 148% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 366 (E£ 1,743) | E£ 882 | + 98% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 2,783 (E£ 13,244) | E£ 5,590 | + 137% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,686 (E£ 8,025) | E£ 3,470 | + 131% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 226 (E£ 1,078) | E£ 577 | + 87% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 149 (E£ 707) | E£ 274 | + 158% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,234 (E£ 5,876) | E£ 6,244 | - 6% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 392 (E£ 1,867) | E£ 3,113 | - 40% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 31 (E£ 149) | E£ 87 | + 71% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 26 (E£ 125) | E£ 94 | + 33% | |

Clothes | + 9% | |||

Clothes in Saudi Arabia is 9% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 145 (E£ 692) | E£ 914 | - 24% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 205 (E£ 977) | E£ 790 | + 24% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 329 (E£ 1,564) | E£ 1,956 | - 20% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 290 (E£ 1,380) | E£ 1,242 | + 11% | |

Transportation | + 46% | |||

Transportation in Saudi Arabia is 46% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 71,872 (E£ 342,089) | E£ 468,748 | - 27% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 1.44 (E£ 7) | E£ 5.19 | + 32% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 189 (E£ 900) | E£ 319 | + 182% | |

Personal Care | + 97% | |||

Personal Care in Saudi Arabia is 97% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 12 (E£ 59) | E£ 38 | + 54% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 49 (E£ 234) | E£ 80 | + 194% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 145 (E£ 690) | E£ 254 | + 171% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 23 (E£ 110) | E£ 51 | + 115% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 16 (E£ 77) | E£ 52 | + 48% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 16 (E£ 74) | E£ 47 | + 57% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 20 | + 92% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 9 (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | + 125% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 24 (E£ 116) | E£ 64 | + 82% | |

Entertainment | + 38% | |||

Entertainment in Saudi Arabia is 38% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 80 (E£ 379) | E£ 336 | + 13% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 104 (E£ 496) | E£ 128 | + 288% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 289 (E£ 1,377) | E£ 700 | + 97% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 211 (E£ 1,004) | E£ 518 | + 94% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 93 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 16 (E£ 77) | E£ 38 | + 105% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 55 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 2,050 (E£ 9,756) | E£ 11,085 | - 12% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.50 (E£ 2.37) | E£ 4.75 | - 50% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 373 (E£ 1,774) | E£ 729 | + 143% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 24 (E£ 116) | E£ 34 | + 243% | |

TOTAL | + 59% |

These prices were last updated on July 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.760
EGP
/
SAR

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#
Cost of living in
**Saudi Arabia**
is
**59% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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