Cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Summary of cost of living in Riyadh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 18,555
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 10,711
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Riyadh
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 84
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 32
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 4.99
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 4.98
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 ﷼‎ 2.71
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 10,733
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 5,308
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 1,640
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 4,259
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 3,898
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 962
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 250
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 2,080
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 424
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 30
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 219
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 328
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 317
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 510
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 36,431
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 2.33
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 343
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 44
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 70
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 188
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 15
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 7
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 49
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 152
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 102
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 436
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 302
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 2,406
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.42
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 372
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 24
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 177 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2024

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