Germany vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Updated:

Livingcost

Germany Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1578
$1266
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3826
$2818
🏠 One person rent
$847
$679
🏘️ Family rent
$1574
$1049
🍽️ Food expenses
$485
$332
🚐 Transport expenses
$112
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2905
$2191
💸 GDP per capita
$48718
$30448
😃 Human freedom index
8.37
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
78
52
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
55%
🎓 Higher education
93
79
😀 Quality of life
92
62
🏙️ Population
83.1M
33M

The average cost of living in Germany ($1578) is 25% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1266). Germany ranked 27th 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 1.8 months in Germany compared to 1.7 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 12th and 55th best countries to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Germany vs Saudi Arabia infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Germany vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for Germany and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 662 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.

Germany Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.1
$7.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$61.9
$48.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.9
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.37
$1.73
 Cappuccino
$3.5
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.79
$0.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$776
$692
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$601
$504
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1550
$1194
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1198
$798
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$169
$64.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$260
$99.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.8
$73.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.9%
4.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5547
$1808
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4291
$1263
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.17
$1.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$55.9
$35.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.3
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.99
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.67
$2.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.59
$2.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$7.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.3
$7.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.55
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.05
$1.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.77
$3.23
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.01
$1.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.53
$7.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.45
$3.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
$2.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
$3.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.5
$96.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.4
$16.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$62.6
$40.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.2
$7.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.4
$49.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$91.7
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$422
$344
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12425
$8035

Cost of living in other countries

Cost of living

Cities Comparison in Germany vs Saudi Arabia

More countries to compare

Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$2044
3.68M
Hamburg City
$1908
1.85M
Munich
$2130
1.49M
Cologne
$1744
1.07M
Frankfurt
$1877
759K
Stuttgart
$1726
626K
Dusseldorf
$1773
619K
Essen
$1571
579K
Bremen City
$1591
563K
Dortmund
$1335
587K
Dresden
$1396
555K
Leipzig
$1392
625K
Hanover
$1568
553K
Nuremberg
$1608
511K
Duisburg
$1351
495K
Karlsruhe
$1871
307K
Mannheim
$1449
312K
Wuppertal
$1173
355K
Bonn
$1566
332K
Braunschweig
$1361
249K
Augsburg
$1818
296K
Bochum
$1474
363K
Halle
$1239
238K
Bielefeld
$1398
334K
Aachen
$1484
249K
Wiesbaden
$1705
279K
Munster
$1634
318K
Monchengladbach
$1493
261K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1285
232K
Magdeburg
$1322
236K

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