Kathmandu vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

Kathmandu Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$443
$1360
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1157
$2961
🏠 One person rent
$153
$748
🏘️ Family rent
$316
$1117
🍽️ Food expenses
$194
$334
🚐 Transport expenses
$49.8
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$218
$2297
😷 Air quality
Bad
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
2 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
28
70
😀 Quality of life
48
74
🏙️ Population
846K
7.01M

The cost of living in Kathmandu is 67% less expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 8706th and 3710th ($443 vs $1360) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Nepal and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check Nepal vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Kathmandu compared to 1.7 months in Riyadh. Kathmandu ranked 1st best city to live in Nepal vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 6429th and 1392nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Kathmandu Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.89
$6.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.32
$6.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.38
$1.59
 Cappuccino
$1.51
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.48
$0.8
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$109
$561
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$388
$1372
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$248
$862
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.5
$53.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.5
$83.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.7
$70.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.42%
4.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1989
$1755
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1043
$1136
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.19
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$7.85
$26.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.94
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.5
$2.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.19
$7.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
$7.69
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.16
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.47
$5.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.17
$2.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.05
$7.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.29
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.8
$4.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.95
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.66
$5.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$25.2
$101
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.7
$17.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$50.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.67
$5.65
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51
$111
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$81.7
$359
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3255
$7248

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$403
47 km or 29 mi Hetauda
$328
94 km or 58 mi Birgunj
$290
124 km or 77 mi Janakpur
$336
146 km or 91 mi Pokhara
$343
183 km or 114 mi Muzaffarpur
$298
222 km or 138 mi Gorakhpur
$378
234 km or 145 mi Biratnagar
$330
235 km or 146 mi Patna
$365
238 km or 148 mi Saharsa
$294
261 km or 162 mi Damak
$261
300 km or 186 mi Purnia
$289
320 km or 199 mi Bhagalpur
$291
322 km or 200 mi Siliguri
$347
332 km or 206 mi Gaya
$303
346 km or 215 mi Jaunpur
$359
355 km or 220 mi Varanasi
$326
359 km or 223 mi Raiganj
$325
384 km or 239 mi Shigatse
$811
398 km or 247 mi Mirzapur
$384
400 km or 249 mi Paro
$463
410 km or 255 mi Malda
$316
411 km or 256 mi Saidpur
$327
421 km or 262 mi Thimphu
$401
431 km or 268 mi Allahabad
$523
438 km or 272 mi Balurghat
$318
443 km or 275 mi Rangpur
$352
447 km or 278 mi Lucknow
$390
449 km or 279 mi Dhanbad
$359
468 km or 291 mi Kulti
$304
476 km or 296 mi Asansol
$298
479 km or 298 mi Dhangadhi
$342
485 km or 301 mi Ranchi
$369
493 km or 306 mi Rajshahi
$306
495 km or 307 mi Berhampore
$306
503 km or 313 mi Durgapur
$310
510 km or 317 mi Bheemdatta
$340
510 km or 317 mi Bogra
$325
517 km or 321 mi Kanpur
$443
553 km or 344 mi Jamshedpur
$344

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Distance City Cost of living
310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$698
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$1022
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$901
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$926
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$962
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$898
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$872
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$772
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1023
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1326
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$1194
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$993
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1940
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1894
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1380
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$931
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$675
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$663
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$795
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$693
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$536
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$869
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$545
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$935
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$749
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$571
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1471
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$653
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$1062
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$727
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$621
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$581
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$537
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1897
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$977
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$782
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$668
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$939
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$922
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$673