Cost of living in Medina, Saudi Arabia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 19
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 4.43
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 5.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 100
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 4.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 1.83
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 3,637
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 1,926
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 221
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 1,159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 859
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 118
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 127
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 1,467
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 433
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 31
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 210
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 206
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 236
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 180
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 49,987
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.61
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 725
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 31
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 19
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 150
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 15
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 5.00
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 50
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 100
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 187
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 3.00
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 236
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 10
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: February 23, 2018.

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