Cost of Living Comparison

SAR
COMPARED TO
ISK

Saudi Arabia is 32.0% cheaper than Iceland.

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

pay 2.7 times more for restaurants

  Saudi Arabia help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.01
SAR18.79
$16.02
kr1,681
+219.6%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.23
SAR23.38
$12.24
kr1,285
+96.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.63
SAR2.36
$2.13
kr223
+238.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.22
SAR0.84
$1.73
kr181
+674.0%

Saudi Arabia vs. Iceland - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.4 times more for groceries

  Saudi Arabia help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.53
SAR2.00
$2.69
kr283
+405.1%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.56
SAR9.60
$6.92
kr727
+170.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.74
SAR17.77
$4.55
kr478
-3.9%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.89
SAR7.10
$4.85
kr509
+156.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.31
SAR8.67
$7.38
kr775
+219.4%
Apples (1 lb) $0.87
SAR3.26
$1.03
kr108
+17.9%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.65
SAR2.45
$0.95
kr100
+46.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.66
SAR2.47
$1.02
kr107
+54.5%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.67
SAR2.52
$1.79
kr188
+167.0%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.49
SAR1.83
$0.97
kr102
+98.9%
Onions (1 lb) $0.44
SAR1.65
$0.75
kr78
+69.7%

Saudi Arabia vs. Iceland - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 41.6% more for transportation

  Saudi Arabia help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $1.37
SAR5.12
$6.31
kr662
+361.7%
Monthly public transit pass $35.47
SAR133.01
$48.62
kr5,102
+37.1%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $19,263.58
SAR72,230.74
$27,290.40
kr2,864,127
+41.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $19.59
SAR73.45
$23.62
kr2,479
+20.6%

Saudi Arabia vs. Iceland - Cost of transportation
home

pay 3.6 times more for housing

  Saudi Arabia help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$62.18
SAR233.15
$62.02
kr6,508
-0.3%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $327.06
SAR1,226.36
$1,337.39
kr140,359
+308.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $284.66
SAR1,067.38
$1,140.16
kr119,660
+300.5%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$53.63
SAR201.10
$61.01
kr6,403
+13.8%

Saudi Arabia vs. Iceland - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 35.2% more for childcare

  Saudi Arabia help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $281.43
SAR1,055.25
$265.14
kr27,827
-5.8%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $5,096.07
SAR19,108.23
$7,007.90
kr735,480
+37.5%

Saudi Arabia vs. Iceland - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 17.8% less for entertainment and sports

  Saudi Arabia help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.25
SAR4.69
$8.49
kr891
+578.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.66
SAR9.98
$4.12
kr432
+54.7%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.04
SAR22.64
$10.86
kr1,139
+79.8%
Monthly membership at local gym $90.61
SAR339.75
$59.57
kr6,251
-34.3%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $15.29
SAR57.34
$12.20
kr1,280
-20.2%

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

pay 2.2 times more for clothing

  Saudi Arabia help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$40.12
SAR150.44
$112.60
kr11,817
+180.6%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$48.31
SAR181.13
$63.99
kr6,716
+32.5%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$75.94
SAR284.74
$154.19
kr16,182
+103.0%
Men's business shoes (leather) $66.52
SAR249.44
$186.69
kr19,593
+180.6%

Saudi Arabia vs. Iceland - Cost of clothing
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