Cost of Living Comparison

SAR
COMPARED TO
ISK

Riyadh is 36.5% cheaper than Reykjavik.

If you lived in Reykjavik instead of Riyadh, you would:
local_dining

pay 2.8 times more for restaurants

  Riyadh help_outline Reykjavik help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.87
SAR21.99
$20.00
kr2,099
+241.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.40
SAR23.99
$12.58
kr1,320
+96.6%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.71
SAR2.66
$2.58
kr271
+263.7%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.24
SAR0.88
$2.03
kr213
+759.8%

Riyadh vs. Reykjavik - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.2 times more for groceries

  Riyadh help_outline Reykjavik help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.71
SAR2.66
$3.09
kr325
+336.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.85
SAR10.69
$7.07
kr742
+148.1%
Milk (1 gallon) $5.29
SAR19.82
$4.73
kr497
-10.5%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.11
SAR7.91
$4.96
kr521
+135.2%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.37
SAR8.88
$7.15
kr751
+201.9%
Apples (1 lb) $0.81
SAR3.04
$0.98
kr103
+20.4%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.67
SAR2.50
$0.84
kr88
+25.7%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.63
SAR2.37
$1.04
kr109
+65.0%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.64
SAR2.39
$1.46
kr153
+128.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.48
SAR1.80
$0.96
kr101
+100.2%
Onions (1 lb) $0.46
SAR1.73
$0.71
kr75
+54.3%

Riyadh vs. Reykjavik - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 46.7% more for transportation

  Riyadh help_outline Reykjavik help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $1.47
SAR5.52
$6.86
kr720
+366.0%
Monthly public transit pass $39.99
SAR149.96
$99.46
kr10,438
+148.7%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $19,330.24
SAR72,480.67
$28,301.15
kr2,970,206
+46.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $6.67
SAR24.99
$23.43
kr2,459
+251.6%

Riyadh vs. Reykjavik - Cost of transportation
home

pay 4.0 times more for housing

  Riyadh help_outline Reykjavik help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$65.06
SAR243.96
$62.97
kr6,609
-3.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $394.61
SAR1,479.64
$1,629.98
kr171,066
+313.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $256.68
SAR962.45
$1,332.97
kr139,895
+419.3%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$61.76
SAR231.58
$72.80
kr7,641
+17.9%

Riyadh vs. Reykjavik - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 61.8% more for childcare

  Riyadh help_outline Reykjavik help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $292.83
SAR1,097.98
$280.27
kr29,414
-4.3%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $4,629.05
SAR17,357.10
$7,681.74
kr806,199
+65.9%

Riyadh vs. Reykjavik - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 15.0% less for entertainment and sports

  Riyadh help_outline Reykjavik help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.33
SAR5.00
$9.70
kr1,018
+627.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.38
SAR12.67
$4.51
kr474
+33.5%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.53
SAR24.49
$11.24
kr1,180
+72.1%
Monthly membership at local gym $86.29
SAR323.55
$60.73
kr6,374
-29.6%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $18.66
SAR69.98
$12.53
kr1,315
-32.8%

Riyadh vs. Reykjavik - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 80.0% more for clothing

  Riyadh help_outline Reykjavik help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$47.03
SAR176.36
$113.34
kr11,895
+141.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$56.58
SAR212.16
$47.13
kr4,946
-16.7%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$85.79
SAR321.70
$140.90
kr14,787
+64.2%
Men's business shoes (leather) $82.96
SAR311.05
$188.81
kr19,816
+127.6%

Riyadh vs. Reykjavik - Cost of clothing
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