Australia vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaSaudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$952
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$2312
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$721
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$291
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$1665
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
5.56
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
75.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
53
🏙️ Population
24.5M
33M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 104% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($952). Australia ranked 11th vs 71st 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 1.7 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 9th and 43rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Saudi Arabia

AustraliaSaudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$6.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$34.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$6.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$1.44
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$3.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$423
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$256
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$763
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$512
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$58.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$89.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$68.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
4.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$1443
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$889
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$0.95
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$45.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$13.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.44
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$0.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$5.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$6.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$1.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.57
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$3.19
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$7.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$4.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$4.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$3.07
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$88.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$16.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$38.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$4.71
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$46
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$90.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$298
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$5577

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

In Saudi Arabia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Riyadh
$1014
8M
Jeddah
$938
3.98M
Mecca
$822
1.68M
Medina
$1063
1.18M
Dammam
$974
903K
Tabuk
$878
513K
Al-Mubarraz
$921
299K
Jubail
$876
379K
Abha
$798
236K
Ha'il
$667
311K
Dhahran
$863
138K
Yanbu
$808
299K
Ar Rass
$747
92.5K
Dumat al-Jandal
$767
86.1K
Bareq
$767
75.4K
Najran
$936
72K
Qatif
$615
68.4K
Sakakah
$655
53.7K
Al Wajh
$768
43.2K
Unaizah
$765
40.7K
Bisha
$765
31.5K
As Sulayyil
$763
8.21K