Cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 35
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 22
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 4.26
12 eggs, large ﷼ 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 4.09
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 4.44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 35
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 4.93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 1.64
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 4,535
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 2,589
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 193
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 3,134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 1,577
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 131
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 169
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 2,299
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 427
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 29
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 189
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 259
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 355
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 347
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 65,404
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 0.78
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 219
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 29
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 59
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 129
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 16
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 11
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 19
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 76
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 167
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 172
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 206
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 26
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 6
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 694
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 0.60
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 372
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 971 prices entered by 158 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2017.

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