Cost of Living Comparison

SAR
COMPARED TO
USD

Riyadh is 55.3% cheaper than Washington.

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

pay 2.1 times more for restaurants

  Riyadh help_outline Washington help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.87
SAR21.99
$16.00 +172.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.40
SAR23.99
$8.00 +25.0%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.71
SAR2.66
$1.89 +167.1%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.24
SAR0.88
$1.66 +603.9%

Riyadh vs. Washington - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.7 times more for groceries

  Riyadh help_outline Washington help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.71
SAR2.66
$3.51 +395.9%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.85
SAR10.69
$5.59 +96.2%
Milk (1 gallon) $5.29
SAR19.82
$3.41 -35.4%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.11
SAR7.91
$2.97 +40.9%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.37
SAR8.88
$5.86 +147.6%
Apples (1 lb) $0.81
SAR3.04
$2.87 +253.8%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.67
SAR2.50
$0.81 +21.5%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.63
SAR2.37
$2.89 +357.3%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.64
SAR2.39
$3.09 +384.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.48
SAR1.80
$1.55 +221.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.46
SAR1.73
$1.72 +274.4%

Riyadh vs. Washington - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 11.6% more for transportation

  Riyadh help_outline Washington help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $1.47
SAR5.52
$2.94 +99.7%
Monthly public transit pass $39.99
SAR149.96
$100.00 +150.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $19,330.24
SAR72,480.67
$21,500.00 +11.2%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $6.67
SAR24.99
$15.08 +126.3%

Riyadh vs. Washington - Cost of transportation
home

pay 5.3 times more for housing

  Riyadh help_outline Washington help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$65.06
SAR243.96
$68.05 +4.6%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $394.61
SAR1,479.64
$2,253.90 +471.2%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $256.68
SAR962.45
$1,721.48 +570.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$61.76
SAR231.58
$91.72 +48.5%

Riyadh vs. Washington - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 6.3 times more for childcare

  Riyadh help_outline Washington help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $292.83
SAR1,097.98
$1,517.58 +418.3%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $4,629.05
SAR17,357.10
$29,333.33 +533.7%

Riyadh vs. Washington - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 16.2% less for entertainment and sports

  Riyadh help_outline Washington help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.33
SAR5.00
$6.00 +350.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.38
SAR12.67
$4.17 +23.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.53
SAR24.49
$8.90 +36.2%
Monthly membership at local gym $86.29
SAR323.55
$64.27 -25.5%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $18.66
SAR69.98
$14.00 -25.0%

Riyadh vs. Washington - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 2.7% more for clothing

  Riyadh help_outline Washington help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$47.03
SAR176.36
$52.27 +11.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$56.58
SAR212.16
$36.09 -36.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$85.79
SAR321.70
$80.34 -6.4%
Men's business shoes (leather) $82.96
SAR311.05
$110.96 +33.8%

Riyadh vs. Washington - Cost of clothing
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