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Brisbane vs Riyadh
Bne vs Ruh

Average net salary (After tax)

Riyadh
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Bne
Outside city centre
Ruh
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Bne
Outside city centre
Ruh
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ruh
Bne
Outside city centre
Ruh
Bne

Mortgage rates

Riyadh
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Riyadh
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ruh
Bne

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Ruh
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ruh
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ruh
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Riyadh
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ruh
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Ruh
Bne
White bread 500g
Ruh
Bne
Eggs 12
Ruh
Bne
White rice 1kg
Ruh
Bne

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Riyadh
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Ruh
Bne
Beef round 1kg
Ruh
Bne
Local cheese 1kg
Ruh
Bne

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ruh
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Ruh
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Ruh
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ruh
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Ruh
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Ruh
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Riyadh
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ruh
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Ruh
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Riyadh
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ruh
Bne

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Ruh
Bne

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Ruh
Bne
1 pair men's leather shoes
Ruh
Bne

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Riyadh
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth