Cost of living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Summary of cost of living in Jeddah

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 12,190
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 5,954
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 40
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 24
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 4.61
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 5.06
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 4.02
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 ﷼‎ 1.21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 4,230
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 3,404
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 368
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 2,641
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 2,375
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 335
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 181
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 1,392
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 477
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 197
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 277
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 346
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 268
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 78,320
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 1.61
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 355
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 35
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 49
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 233
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 18
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 9
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 67
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 108
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 295
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 250
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 1,826
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.52
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 337
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 25
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 240 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2020

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