Canada vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Canada Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2062
$1266
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4592
$2818
🏠 One person rent
$1237
$679
🏘️ Family rent
$2006
$1049
🍽️ Food expenses
$561
$332
🚐 Transport expenses
$131
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2970
$2191
💸 GDP per capita
$54918
$30448
😃 Human freedom index
8.55
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
82.6
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
76
52
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
55%
🎓 Higher education
99
79
😀 Quality of life
91
62
🏙️ Population
37M
33M

The average cost of living in Canada ($2062) is 63% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1266). Canada ranked 14th 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 1.4 months in Canada compared to 1.7 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 15th and 55th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for Canada and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 153 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.

Canada Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.7
$7.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$68.6
$48.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.62
$1.73
 Cappuccino
$3.73
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.07
$0.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1189
$692
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1055
$504
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2087
$1194
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1719
$798
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.1
$64.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$153
$99.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$56.3
$73.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.8%
4.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7440
$1808
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5384
$1263
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.57
$1.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$84.4
$35.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.9
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.09
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.45
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
$2.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.45
$2.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
$7.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$7.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.92
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$1.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$1.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.2
$3.23
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.78
$1.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$7.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.62
$3.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.67
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.9
$2.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.37
$3.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.5
$96.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$16.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.2
$40.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$7.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.2
$49.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.5
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$840
$344
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13725
$8035

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2631
2.79M
Montreal
$1835
1.76M
Calgary
$2111
1.31M
Edmonton
$1741
1.01M
Ottawa
$2193
1.02M
Mississauga
$2623
722K
Vancouver
$2573
662K
Hamilton
$2246
569K
Brampton
$2145
594K
Winnipeg
$1721
705K
Surrey
$2556
518K
Quebec City
$1669
549K
London
$2062
422K
Markham
$2433
329K
Laval
$1891
438K
Halifax
$2186
440K
Vaughan
$2293
306K
Burnaby
$2602
233K
Longueuil
$1967
254K
Gatineau
$1546
291K
Burlington
$2255
183K
Kitchener
$2095
233K
Saskatoon
$1864
246K
Richmond Hill
$2639
195K
Oakville
$2187
194K
Oshawa
$1595
159K
Richmond
$2248
198K
Windsor
$1803
217K
Regina
$1540
215K
Coquitlam
$2584
139K

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