Baghdad vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

Baghdad Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$857
$1360
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2038
$2961
🏠 One person rent
$390
$748
🏘️ Family rent
$703
$1117
🍽️ Food expenses
$250
$334
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$534
$2297
😷 Air quality
Unhealthy
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
57
70
😀 Quality of life
50
74
🏙️ Population
6.96M
7.01M

The cost of living in Baghdad is 37% less expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 6173rd and 3710th ($857 vs $1360) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check Iraq vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Baghdad compared to 1.7 months in Riyadh. Baghdad ranked 1st best city to live in Iraq vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 6287th and 1392nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Baghdad Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.77
$6.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.5
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.95
$6.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.61
$1.59
 Cappuccino
$3.69
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.53
$0.8
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$427
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$561
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$765
$1372
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$500
$862
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.3
$53.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$110
$83.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$70.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.3%
4.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2330
$1755
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1056
$1136
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.5
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.3
$26.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.44
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.01
$2.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.48
$7.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.78
$7.69
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$1.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$1.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.97
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.4
$5.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.93
$7.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.24
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.33
$4.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.43
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.71
$5.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.3
$101
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.32
$17.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
$50.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.38
$5.65
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.1
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.9
$111
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$160
$359
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2287
$7248

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Distance City Cost of living
32 km or 20 mi Ctesiphon
$733
33 km or 21 mi Abu Ghraib
$957
47 km or 29 mi Al-Karmah
$820
49 km or 30 mi Baqubah
$633
59 km or 37 mi Fallujah
$812
89 km or 55 mi Karbala
$583
96 km or 60 mi Hillah
$645
104 km or 65 mi Ramadi
$750
106 km or 66 mi Samarra
$651
147 km or 91 mi Kufa
$529
147 km or 91 mi Najaf
$536
155 km or 96 mi Tikrit
$603
159 km or 99 mi Al Diwaniyah
$506
160 km or 100 mi Kut
$609
190 km or 118 mi Ilam
$531
235 km or 146 mi Kirkuk
$604
240 km or 149 mi Samawah
$581
262 km or 163 mi Sulaymaniyah
$744
267 km or 166 mi Kermanshah
$670
291 km or 181 mi Marivan
$668
307 km or 191 mi Amarah
$668
308 km or 191 mi Nasiriyah
$653
318 km or 198 mi Erbil
$844
322 km or 200 mi Sanandaj
$449
324 km or 201 mi Baneh
$810
356 km or 221 mi Mosul
$512
364 km or 226 mi Saqqez
$1060
365 km or 227 mi Khorramabad
$608
378 km or 235 mi Piranshahr
$485
378 km or 235 mi Mahabad
$446
381 km or 236 mi Andimeshk
$548
387 km or 241 mi Dezful
$504
389 km or 242 mi Bukan
$885
404 km or 251 mi Sinjar
$572
406 km or 252 mi Borujerd
$503
410 km or 255 mi Duhok
$571
411 km or 255 mi Hamadan
$771
420 km or 261 mi Malayer
$476
431 km or 268 mi Miandoab
$730
433 km or 269 mi Dorud
$586

Cities near Riyadh

Distance City Cost of living
310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$698
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$1022
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$901
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$926
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$962
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$898
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$872
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$772
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1023
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1326
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$1194
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$993
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1940
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1894
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1380
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$931
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$675
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$663
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$795
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$693
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$536
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$869
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$545
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$935
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$749
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$571
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1471
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$653
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$1062
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$727
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$621
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$581
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$537
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1897
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$977
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$782
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$668
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$939
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$922
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$673