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Cost of Living in Riyadh | Saudi Arabia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$942
$2284
🛋️ Without rent
$509
$1504
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$433
$781
🍽️ Food
$272
$713
🚐 Transport
$121
$308
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1615
🏙️ Population
8M

The average cost of living in Riyadh is $942, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 5529th out of 9294 in our global list and 4th out of 22 in Saudi Arabia.

The median after-tax salary is $1615, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 555th (TOP 6%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Saudi Arabia. With an estimated population of 8M, Riyadh is the 1st largest city in Saudi Arabia.

✈️ Closest airport7 kmRiyadh Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate22.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank702King Saud University
Cost of living in Riyadh infographic

Prices in Riyadh

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.33
☕ Cappuccino
$3.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.75

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.35
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.19

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.86
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.42

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$287
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$846
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$580
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$84.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1296
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$89.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$56.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$303
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5853

Riyadh Cost of Living comparison