France vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

France Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$708
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
53
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
55%
🎓 Higher education
87
79
😀 Quality of life
74
66
🏙️ Population
67.1M
33M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 34% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). France ranked 29th vs 58th 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 1.7 months in France compared to 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 26th and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for France and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 151 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.

France Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$6336

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Cities Comparison in France vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K

In Saudi Arabia

City Cost of living Population
Riyadh
$1132
8M
Jeddah
$990
3.98M
Mecca
$926
1.68M
Medina
$892
1.18M
Dammam
$1004
903K
Qatif
$889
625K
Tabuk
$1051
513K
Abha
$975
236K
Jubail
$861
379K
Ha'il
$877
311K
Al-Mubarraz
$699
299K
Unaizah
$847
250K
Yanbu
$833
299K
Dhahran
$969
138K
Ar Rass
$752
92.5K
Bareq
$820
75.4K
Najran
$981
72K
Al Wajh
$820
50K
Sakakah
$827
33.2K
Bisha
$821
31.5K
As Sulayyil
$834
8.21K
Dumat al-Jandal
$815
7.61K