Israel vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Israel Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1748
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4126
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$942
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$1609
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$555
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$83.3
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2609
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$44178
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
7.66
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
82.7
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
53
🌐 English speaking %
85%
55%
🎓 Higher education
92
79
😀 Quality of life
72
66
🏙️ Population
9.19M
33M

The average cost of living in Israel ($1748) is 71% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). Israel ranked 17th 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 Israel compared to 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 32nd and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Israel vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for Israel and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 67 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.

Israel Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.2
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.9
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$15.4
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.28
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$3.74
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.6
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$915
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$751
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1621
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1321
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$201
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.3
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.62%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7706
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6086
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.66
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.4
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.02
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.19
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.8
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.56
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.2
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.65
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.3
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.6
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.5
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.28
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.33
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.2
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.3
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.5
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$844
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8647
$6336

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Cities Comparison in Israel vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Israel

City Cost of living Population
Jerusalem
$1871
919K
Tel Aviv
$2256
452K
Haifa
$1568
281K
Rishon LeZion
$1760
250K
Petah Tikva
$1861
236K
Netanya
$1764
217K
Beersheba
$1541
209K
Bnei Brak
$1671
194K
Ramat Gan
$2080
153K
Holon
$1770
189K
Ashkelon
$1599
134K
Rehovot
$1739
133K
Herzliya
$1712
94K
Beit Shemesh
$1585
114K
Bat Yam
$1873
129K
Kfar Saba
$1648
101K
Nazareth
$1372
83.4K
Hadera
$1548
91.7K
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
$1649
90K
Givatayim
$2015
59.5K
Ra'anana
$1646
74K
Ramat HaSharon
$1848
46.7K
Rahat
$1653
64.5K
Lod
$1500
75.7K
Nahariya
$1643
60K
Hod HaSharon
$2055
56.7K
Rosh HaAyin
$1641
56.3K
Kiryat Ata
$1341
55.5K
Umm al-Fahm
$1641
55.3K
Kiryat Gat
$1611
55K

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