Cairo vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cairo Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$534
$1716
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1367
$3530
🏠 One person rent
$186
$1057
🏘️ Family rent
$352
$1536
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$346
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.5
$173
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$183
$2643
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
83
70
😀 Quality of life
58
74
🏙️ Population
9.61M
7.01M

The cost of living in Cairo is 69% less expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 8287th and 2607th ($534 vs $1716) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check Egypt vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Cairo compared to 1.5 months in Riyadh. Cairo ranked 1st best city to live in Egypt vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 5547th and 1205th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cairo Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.15
$7.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.38
$8.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$1.86
 Cappuccino
$2.09
$4.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.37
$0.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
$1211
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$147
$850
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$382
$1887
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
$1239
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.7
$60.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$91.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.3
$75.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.66%
4.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$2128
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$487
$1406
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$1.06
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.52
$37.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.03
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$2.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$7.74
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$7.79
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$1.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$1.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.17
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.65
$4.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$7.15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.65
$2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.41
$4.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.96
$5.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.4
$102
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$17.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$49.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.48
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.9
$53.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$128
$110
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$133
$369
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2542
$10037

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Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 mi Giza
$499
8.1 km or 5 mi Shubra El Kheima
$498
26 km or 16 mi Helwan
$481
46 km or 28 mi Benha
$477
60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
$479
62 km or 39 mi Zagazig
$463
84 km or 52 mi Tanta
$432
93 km or 58 mi Faiyum
$467
101 km or 63 mi El Mahalla El Kubra
$478
111 km or 69 mi Beni Suef
$461
111 km or 69 mi Mansoura
$448
115 km or 71 mi Ismailia
$458
125 km or 78 mi Suez
$362
133 km or 83 mi Damanhur
$396
161 km or 100 mi Kafr El Dawwar
$450
161 km or 100 mi Damietta
$412
166 km or 103 mi Port Said
$379
179 km or 111 mi Alexandria
$498
224 km or 139 mi Minya
$444
319 km or 198 mi Asyut
$399
347 km or 216 mi Gaza
$640
351 km or 218 mi Ofakim
$1611
354 km or 220 mi Netivot
$1669
360 km or 223 mi Sderot
$1663
361 km or 224 mi Dahab
$598
362 km or 225 mi Eilat
$1540
365 km or 226 mi Ashkelon
$1459
366 km or 227 mi Beersheba
$1440
367 km or 228 mi Rahat
$1621
368 km or 229 mi Aqaba
$708
379 km or 235 mi Ashdod
$1802
379 km or 235 mi Kiryat Gat
$1780
380 km or 236 mi Dimona
$1645
381 km or 236 mi El Gouna
$437
383 km or 238 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1726
384 km or 239 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$603
390 km or 242 mi Yavne
$1773
391 km or 243 mi Sohag
$447
396 km or 246 mi Dura
$782
397 km or 246 mi Rehovot
$1646

Cities near Riyadh

Distance City Cost of living
310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$768
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$1033
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$873
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$1082
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$1055
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$895
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$899
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$1298
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1328
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1377
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$1241
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$1098
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1914
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1836
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1406
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$992
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$683
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$684
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$636
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$679
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$538
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$833
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$535
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$936
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$612
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$541
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1681
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$665
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$894
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$596
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$538
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$593
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$558
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1978
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$911
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$594
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$680
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$921
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$772
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$554