India vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

India Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$416
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1027
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$165
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$317
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$164
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.3
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$620
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$1928
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
6.39
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
69.9
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
53
🌐 English speaking %
10.6%
55%
🎓 Higher education
73
79
😀 Quality of life
51
66
🏙️ Population
1.33B
33M

The average cost of living in India ($416) is 59% less expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). India ranked 190th 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 1.5 months in India compared to 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 85th and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in India vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for India and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 220 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.

India Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.93
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.3
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.88
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$1.84
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$116
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$400
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.3
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.2
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.72
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.33%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1696
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.7
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.63
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.46
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.82
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.05
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.76
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.62
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.91
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.66
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.9
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.31
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.6
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.7
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.4
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45.9
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$64.1
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1660
$6336

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Cities Comparison in India vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M

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