Japan vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Japan Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1171
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2988
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$531
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$1043
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$394
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$143
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2440
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$40193
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
84.6
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
53
🌐 English speaking %
15%
55%
🎓 Higher education
99
79
😀 Quality of life
79
66
🏙️ Population
126M
33M

The average cost of living in Japan ($1171) is 15% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). Japan ranked 43rd 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 2.1 months in Japan compared to 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 18th and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Japan vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for Japan and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 907 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.

Japan Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.34
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.9
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.35
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.39
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$3.03
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.08
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$558
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$359
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1157
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$783
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.6
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$152
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.2
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.48%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4765
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2789
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.84
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$67
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.4
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.6
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.84
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.87
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.1
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.28
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.01
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.97
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.65
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.52
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.82
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.4
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.5
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.8
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$331
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11700
$6336

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Cities Comparison in Japan vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K

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