Cost of living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Summary of cost of living in Jeddah

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 11,935
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 5,395
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 42
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 4.96
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 5.08
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 4.02
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 1.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 3,859
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 2,685
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 440
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 1,748
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 1,650
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 300
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 175
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 1,229
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 454
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 29
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 152
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 203
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 333
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 270
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 79,248
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 1.63
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 410
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 55
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 55
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 224
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 19
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 7
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 65
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 117
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 295
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 242
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 1,731
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.59
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 363
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 25
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 387 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2020

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