Afghanistan vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$511
$1266
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1060
$2818
🏠 One person rent
$256
$679
🏘️ Family rent
$351
$1049
🍽️ Food expenses
$154
$332
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.9
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$2191
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$30448
😃 Human freedom index
4
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
62
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
52
🌐 English speaking %
6%
55%
🎓 Higher education
24
79
😀 Quality of life
9
62
🏙️ Population
37.5M
33M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($511) is 60% less expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1266). Afghanistan ranked 174th vs 46th 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 0.3 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.7 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 193rd and 55th 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
$2.29
$7.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.5
$48.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
$1.73
 Cappuccino
$1.4
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4
$0.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
$692
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.9
$504
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$1194
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$142
$798
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.9
$64.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.5
$99.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$103
$73.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.72%
4.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$415
$1808
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$235
$1263
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
$1.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.2
$35.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.79
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$2.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$2.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$7.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$7.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$1.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
$1.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.21
$3.23
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
$7.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
$3.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
$2.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$3.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.1
$96.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.39
$16.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.2
$40.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.9
$7.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.6
$49.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38.9
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$24.9
$344
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1273
$8035

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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
$554
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
469K
Kandahar
$501
614K
Herat
$500
556K
Kunduz
$435
357K
Jalalabad
$337
263K
Sheberghan
$433
176K
Lashkargah
$471
202K
Khost
$412
160K
Ghazni
$445
143K
Puli Khumri
$427
114K
Gardez
$440
70K

In Saudi Arabia

City Cost of living Population
Riyadh
$1716
7.01M
Jeddah
$1101
4.7M
Mecca
$911
1.68M
Medina
$894
1.18M
Dammam
$1055
903K
Qatif
$899
625K
Unaizah
$1033
250K
Tabuk
$992
513K
Jubail
$895
379K
Yanbu
$838
299K
Al-Mubarraz
$768
299K
Abha
$925
236K
Dhahran
$1082
138K
Ha'il
$992
311K
Ar Rass
$873
92.5K
Bareq
$921
75.4K
Najran
$1045
72K
Al Wajh
$878
50K
Bisha
$936
31.5K
Sakakah
$852
33.2K
As Sulayyil
$1098
8.21K
Dumat al-Jandal
$863
7.61K