Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
SAR

Ecuador is 31.2% more expensive than Saudi Arabia.

If you lived in Saudi Arabia instead of Ecuador, you would:
local_dining

pay 21.2% more for restaurants

  Ecuador help_outline Saudi Arabia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.68 $5.01
SAR18.79
+36.1%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.17 $6.23
SAR23.38
+20.6%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.68 $0.63
SAR2.36
-7.8%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.44 $0.22
SAR0.84
-49.7%

Ecuador vs. Saudi Arabia - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 0.9% less for groceries

  Ecuador help_outline Saudi Arabia help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.46 $0.53
SAR2.00
-63.4%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.53 $2.56
SAR9.60
+1.0%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.56 $4.74
SAR17.77
+33.0%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.74 $1.89
SAR7.10
+8.8%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.44 $2.31
SAR8.67
-5.4%
Apples (1 lb) $0.90 $0.87
SAR3.26
-3.5%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.48 $0.65
SAR2.45
+35.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.60 $0.66
SAR2.47
+9.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.58 $0.67
SAR2.52
+15.8%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.45 $0.49
SAR1.83
+7.5%
Onions (1 lb) $0.51 $0.44
SAR1.65
-13.8%

Ecuador vs. Saudi Arabia - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 30.7% less for transportation

  Ecuador help_outline Saudi Arabia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $1.87 $1.37
SAR5.12
-26.9%
Monthly public transit pass $13.93 $35.47
SAR133.01
+154.6%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $27,857.14 $19,263.58
SAR72,230.74
-30.8%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $11.69 $19.59
SAR73.45
+67.6%

Ecuador vs. Saudi Arabia - Cost of transportation
home

pay 8.4% less for housing

  Ecuador help_outline Saudi Arabia help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$38.11 $62.18
SAR233.15
+63.1%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $441.45 $327.06
SAR1,226.36
-25.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $277.41 $284.66
SAR1,067.38
+2.6%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$36.95 $53.63
SAR201.10
+45.1%

Ecuador vs. Saudi Arabia - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 12.1% more for childcare

  Ecuador help_outline Saudi Arabia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $290.26 $281.43
SAR1,055.25
-3.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $4,504.99 $5,096.07
SAR19,108.23
+13.1%

Ecuador vs. Saudi Arabia - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 2.4 times more for entertainment and sports

  Ecuador help_outline Saudi Arabia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.36 $1.25
SAR4.69
-7.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.87 $2.66
SAR9.98
+42.6%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.27 $6.04
SAR22.64
+14.5%
Monthly membership at local gym $33.84 $90.61
SAR339.75
+167.7%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $5.66 $15.29
SAR57.34
+170.1%

Ecuador vs. Saudi Arabia - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 21.1% less for clothing

  Ecuador help_outline Saudi Arabia help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$59.84 $40.12
SAR150.44
-33.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$50.33 $48.31
SAR181.13
-4.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$99.77 $75.94
SAR284.74
-23.9%
Men's business shoes (leather) $82.86 $66.52
SAR249.44
-19.7%

Ecuador vs. Saudi Arabia - Cost of clothing
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