Cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

List of prices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 38
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 24
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 5.19
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 5.48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 3.53
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 ﷼‎ 2.28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 4,201
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 3,450
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 459
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 4,870
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 2,810
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 238
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 178
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 1,237
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 387
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 35
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 37
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 223
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 242
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 377
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 372
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 69,031
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 1.65
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 88
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 26
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 60
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 162
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 15
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 8
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 97
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 107
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 198
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 292
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 17
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 2,192
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.57
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 401
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 25
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,368 prices entered by 175 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2018.

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