Cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Summary of cost of living in Riyadh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 12,629
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 7,070
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Riyadh
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 39
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 31
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 5.75
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 4.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 2.12
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 6,448
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 3,637
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 474
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 3,815
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 2,324
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 495
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 143
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 1,416
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 376
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 22
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 27
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 136
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 147
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 353
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 269
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 91,421
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 1.76
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 174
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 43
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 52
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 148
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 17
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 8
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 29
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 88
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 105
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 393
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 215
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 ﷼‎ 1,851
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.46
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 246
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 26
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 268 prices entered by 54 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

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