Cost of Living Comparison

SAR
COMPARED TO
USD

Saudi Arabia is 36.7% cheaper than North Carolina.

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

pay 90.7% more for restaurants

  Saudi Arabia help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.01
SAR18.79
$13.23 +164.1%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.23
SAR23.38
$6.78 +8.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.63
SAR2.36
$1.67 +166.0%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.22
SAR0.84
$1.39 +521.3%

Saudi Arabia vs. North Carolina - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 99.1% more for groceries

  Saudi Arabia help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.53
SAR2.00
$2.35 +340.8%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.56
SAR9.60
$5.52 +115.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.74
SAR17.77
$3.00 -36.8%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.89
SAR7.10
$2.01 +6.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.31
SAR8.67
$4.24 +83.5%
Apples (1 lb) $0.87
SAR3.26
$2.07 +137.5%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.65
SAR2.45
$0.63 -3.1%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.66
SAR2.47
$1.95 +195.6%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.67
SAR2.52
$1.81 +169.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.49
SAR1.83
$1.05 +115.8%
Onions (1 lb) $0.44
SAR1.65
$1.17 +166.1%

Saudi Arabia vs. North Carolina - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 9.1% more for transportation

  Saudi Arabia help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $1.37
SAR5.12
$2.50 +83.2%
Monthly public transit pass $35.47
SAR133.01
$58.71 +65.5%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $19,263.58
SAR72,230.74
$21,003.28 +9.0%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $19.59
SAR73.45
$16.45 -16.0%

Saudi Arabia vs. North Carolina - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.6 times more for housing

  Saudi Arabia help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$62.18
SAR233.15
$57.90 -6.9%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $327.06
SAR1,226.36
$947.81 +189.8%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $284.66
SAR1,067.38
$787.94 +176.8%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$53.63
SAR201.10
$116.53 +117.3%

Saudi Arabia vs. North Carolina - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 3.2 times more for childcare

  Saudi Arabia help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $281.43
SAR1,055.25
$771.13 +174.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $5,096.07
SAR19,108.23
$16,607.60 +225.9%

Saudi Arabia vs. North Carolina - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 49.8% less for entertainment and sports

  Saudi Arabia help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.25
SAR4.69
$3.81 +204.5%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.66
SAR9.98
$3.89 +46.0%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.04
SAR22.64
$5.65 -6.4%
Monthly membership at local gym $90.61
SAR339.75
$34.26 -62.2%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $15.29
SAR57.34
$10.51 -31.3%

Saudi Arabia vs. North Carolina - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 5.6% more for clothing

  Saudi Arabia help_outline North Carolina help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$40.12
SAR150.44
$40.09 -0.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$48.31
SAR181.13
$36.06 -25.4%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$75.94
SAR284.74
$73.64 -3.0%
Men's business shoes (leather) $66.52
SAR249.44
$94.01 +41.3%

Saudi Arabia vs. North Carolina - Cost of clothing
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