Germany vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Germany Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1325
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3223
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$720
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$1340
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$370
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2611
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$46253
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
80
53
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
55%
🎓 Higher education
94
79
😀 Quality of life
79
66
🏙️ Population
83.1M
33M

The average cost of living in Germany ($1325) is 30% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). Germany ranked 30th 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 2 months in Germany compared to 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 17th and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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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
$10.9
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.6
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.42
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.72
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$3
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.43
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$667
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$519
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1374
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1025
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$212
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.1
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.98%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5740
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4180
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.86
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.5
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.11
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.59
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.39
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.81
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.59
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.69
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.08
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.86
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.47
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.42
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.7
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.3
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$15
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.6
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.7
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$330
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11602
$6336

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Cities Comparison in Germany vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K

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