New York City vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

New York City Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$3723
$1278
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$8021
$2887
🏠 One person rent
$2426
$660
🏘️ Family rent
$3744
$1026
🍽️ Food expenses
$752
$336
🚐 Transport expenses
$347
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5796
$2178
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
100
68
😀 Quality of life
95
75
🏙️ Population
8.8M
8M

The cost of living in New York City is 191% more expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 3rd and 3955th ($3723 vs $1278) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United States and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check the United States vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in New York City compared to 1.7 months in Riyadh. New York City ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 23rd and 917th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in New York City vs Riyadh

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New York City Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$20.7
$6.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$84.3
$53.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.9
$6.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.05
$1.6
 Cappuccino
$5.2
$3.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.76
$0.8
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$3237
$772
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2007
$469
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4220
$1122
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3341
$803
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$105
$55.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$160
$84.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$67.4
$74.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.68%
3.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$14208
$1718
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9347
$1152
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.75
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$129
$31.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.26
$1.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.16
$0.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.09
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.37
$2.75
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$7.29
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.3
$7.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.6
$12.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.52
$2.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.2
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.12
$2.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.98
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.14
$2.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18
$5.89
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.24
$2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$7.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.27
$3.41
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.98
$4.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.11
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.01
$4.7
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$91
$99.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$18.1
$17.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$145
$38
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.9
$8.76
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$49.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.7
$109
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2250
$400
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$25572
$6836

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$2139
11 km or 6.8 mi Hoboken
$3115
11 km or 7.1 mi Jersey
$2308
13 km or 8.3 mi Union
$2016
14 km or 8.8 mi West New York
$2208
14 km or 8.9 mi Bayonne
$2132
15 km or 9.6 mi North Bergen
$2012
17 km or 10 mi Secaucus
$2008
17 km or 11 mi Cliffside Park
$2017
18 km or 11 mi Kearny
$2023
20 km or 12 mi Valley Stream
$2020
20 km or 13 mi Fort Lee
$2611
20 km or 13 mi Lyndhurst
$2018
22 km or 14 mi Newark
$1921
23 km or 14 mi Elizabeth
$2027
23 km or 14 mi Belleville
$2025
25 km or 15 mi Hillside
$2008
25 km or 15 mi Long Beach
$2012
25 km or 15 mi Nutley
$2014
25 km or 16 mi East Orange
$1891
25 km or 16 mi Irvington
$2010
26 km or 16 mi Rockville Centre
$2011
26 km or 16 mi Linden
$2022
26 km or 16 mi Hackensack
$2006
26 km or 16 mi Bloomfield
$2093
26 km or 16 mi Teaneck
$1992
26 km or 16 mi Carteret
$2011
26 km or 16 mi Passaic
$2089
27 km or 17 mi Roselle
$2004
27 km or 17 mi Hempstead
$2889
28 km or 17 mi Union Township
$2023
28 km or 18 mi Clifton
$2509
28 km or 18 mi Maplewood
$2017
29 km or 18 mi Montclair
$2265
29 km or 18 mi Bergenfield
$2013
29 km or 18 mi Mount Vernon
$2146
30 km or 18 mi Rahway
$2020
30 km or 18 mi Uniondale
$2372
30 km or 18 mi West Orange
$2015
30 km or 18 mi New Rochelle
$2960

Cities near Riyadh

Distance City Cost of living
310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$705
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$858
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$750
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$952
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$987
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$907
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$880
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$1245
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1277
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1277
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$960
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$843
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1964
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1797
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1384
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$880
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$555
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$543
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$785
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$553
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$634
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$815
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$687
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$829
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$686
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$688
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1261
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$633
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$1028
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$687
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$686
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$606
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$542
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1967
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$992
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$947
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$632
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$833
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$688
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$650