Afghanistan vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$164
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
4
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
53
🌐 English speaking %
6%
55%
🎓 Higher education
25
79
😀 Quality of life
17
66
🏙️ Population
37.5M
33M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 61% less expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 58th for Saudi Arabia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 188th and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 22 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$6336

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Saudi Arabia

City Cost of living Population
Riyadh
$1132
8M
Jeddah
$990
3.98M
Mecca
$926
1.68M
Medina
$892
1.18M
Dammam
$1004
903K
Qatif
$889
625K
Tabuk
$1051
513K
Abha
$975
236K
Jubail
$861
379K
Ha'il
$877
311K
Al-Mubarraz
$699
299K
Unaizah
$847
250K
Yanbu
$833
299K
Dhahran
$969
138K
Ar Rass
$752
92.5K
Bareq
$820
75.4K
Najran
$981
72K
Al Wajh
$820
50K
Sakakah
$827
33.2K
Bisha
$821
31.5K
As Sulayyil
$834
8.21K
Dumat al-Jandal
$815
7.61K