Netherlands vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Netherlands Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1920
$1266
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4419
$2818
🏠 One person rent
$1157
$679
🏘️ Family rent
$1862
$1049
🍽️ Food expenses
$512
$332
🚐 Transport expenses
$117
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3373
$2191
💸 GDP per capita
$57025
$30448
😃 Human freedom index
8.57
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
81.5
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
79
52
🌐 English speaking %
90.9%
55%
🎓 Higher education
96
79
😀 Quality of life
93
62
🏙️ Population
17.6M
33M

The average cost of living in the Netherlands ($1920) is 52% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1266). the Netherlands ranked 16th vs 46th 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 1.8 months in the Netherlands compared to 1.7 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 6th and 55th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Netherlands vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 70 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.

Netherlands Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$7.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.7
$48.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11.1
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.29
$1.73
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.79
$0.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1131
$692
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$928
$504
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1826
$1194
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1526
$798
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$146
$64.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$224
$99.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$43.8
$73.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.09%
4.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5287
$1808
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4049
$1263
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.58
$1.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.8
$35.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.5
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.12
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.81
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.82
$2.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.31
$2.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$7.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.4
$7.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.5
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$1.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.1
$1.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.64
$3.23
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
$1.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.1
$7.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$3.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.31
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.89
$2.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$3.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.3
$96.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.3
$16.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$54.7
$40.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.9
$7.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.2
$49.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.6
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1621
$344
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8046
$8035

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Cities Comparison in the Netherlands vs Saudi Arabia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Netherlands

City Cost of living Population
Amsterdam
$2457
921K
Rotterdam
$2029
592K
The Hague
$1865
548K
Utrecht
$2028
359K
Eindhoven
$1964
236K
Breda
$1811
183K
Tilburg
$1839
222K
Almere
$1616
215K
Groningen
$1818
203K
Arnhem
$1624
164K
Nijmegen
$1753
177K
Haarlem
$2241
163K
Enschede
$1630
160K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1842
144K
Leiden
$2177
124K
Maastricht
$1868
120K
Venlo
$1689
102K
Zwolle
$1710
130K
Apeldoorn
$1941
139K
Emmen
$1713
107K
Hilversum
$1863
91.2K
Purmerend
$1995
81.5K
Delft
$1795
104K
Veenendaal
$1811
66.9K
Zutphen
$1908
47.4K
Heerlen
$1381
86.9K
Roosendaal
$1814
77K
Leeuwarden
$1599
92.1K
Deventer
$1882
101K
Roermond
$1436
57.3K

In Saudi Arabia

City Cost of living Population
Riyadh
$1716
7.01M
Jeddah
$1101
4.7M
Mecca
$911
1.68M
Medina
$894
1.18M
Dammam
$1055
903K
Qatif
$899
625K
Unaizah
$1033
250K
Tabuk
$992
513K
Jubail
$895
379K
Yanbu
$838
299K
Al-Mubarraz
$768
299K
Abha
$925
236K
Dhahran
$1082
138K
Ha'il
$992
311K
Ar Rass
$873
92.5K
Bareq
$921
75.4K
Najran
$1045
72K
Al Wajh
$878
50K
Bisha
$936
31.5K
Sakakah
$852
33.2K
As Sulayyil
$1098
8.21K
Dumat al-Jandal
$863
7.61K