Netherlands vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Netherlands Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1680
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4007
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$1007
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$1696
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$428
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$118
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3060
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$52396
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
8.78
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
81.4
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
82
53
🌐 English speaking %
90.9%
55%
🎓 Higher education
97
79
😀 Quality of life
82
66
🏙️ Population
17.3M
33M

The average cost of living in the Netherlands ($1680) is 65% more expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). the Netherlands ranked 18th 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 1.8 months in the Netherlands compared to 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 8th and 38th 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
$15.1
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.1
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.97
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.92
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$3.06
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.61
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$998
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$802
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1737
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$123
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$190
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$42.2
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.21%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5129
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3708
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.42
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$85.2
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.6
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.11
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.72
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.32
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.23
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$24.9
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.55
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.49
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.61
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.25
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.03
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.48
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.67
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$51.4
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.8
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1591
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7919
$6336

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
$2160
860K
Rotterdam
$1660
631K
The Hague
$1642
548K
Utrecht
$1723
359K
Breda
$1673
183K
Eindhoven
$1658
236K
Almere
$1663
215K
Haarlem
$2033
163K
Enschede
$1562
160K
Tilburg
$1554
222K
Apeldoorn
$2024
161K
Arnhem
$1539
162K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
144K
Groningen
$1538
201K
Nijmegen
$1586
177K
Leiden
$1846
124K
Maastricht
$1654
120K
Delft
$1501
104K
Zwolle
$1427
130K
Venlo
$1522
102K
Hilversum
$1851
91.2K
Emmen
$1302
107K
Heerlen
$1393
86.9K
Deventer
$1225
101K
Purmerend
$1643
81.7K
Lelystad
$1704
79.8K
Roosendaal
$1583
77K
Leeuwarden
$1409
92.1K
Ede
$1602
72.5K
Roermond
$1496
57.3K

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