Cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 41
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 22
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 4.57
12 eggs, large ﷼ 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 18
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 4.05
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 4.62
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 35
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 4.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 1.45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 4,954
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 4,589
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 274
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 4,847
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 1,921
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 249
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 180
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 1,672
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 524
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 31
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 170
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 201
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 376
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 376
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 69,438
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 0.81
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 252
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 28
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 51
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 124
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 36
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 17
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 11
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 81
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 190
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 134
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 255
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 9
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 728
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 0.69
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 342
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 990 prices entered by 165 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2017.

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