Cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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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) ﷼‎ 23
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 4.64
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 5.20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 3.20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 2.70
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 3,925
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 2,972
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 355
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 2,951
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 2,058
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 576
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 140
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 1,177
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 359
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 28
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 29
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 138
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 188
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 313
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 279
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 72,011
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 1.25
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 169
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 34
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 33
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 84
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 35
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 14
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 7
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 8
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 104
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 80
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 165
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 232
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 2,291
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 1.17
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 361
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 24
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,658 prices entered by 229 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

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