Cost of living in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 35
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 21
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 15
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 4.80
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 3.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 2.67
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 3,844
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 2,227
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 397
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 2,893
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 1,418
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 136
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 156
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 1,213
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 422
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 31
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 33
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 206
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 232
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 313
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 398
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 75,639
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 1.42
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 369
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 33
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 48
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 152
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 15
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 7
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 66
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 84
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 208
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 190
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 16
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 2,687
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 367
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 327 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2018.

Dammam position in our World Ranking

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201st
out of 341
middle east
14th
out of 26

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dammam compared to other cities:

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3rd
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1st
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