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Bucharest vs Riyadh
Buh vs Ruh

Average net salary (After tax)

Riyadh
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Buh
Outside city centre
Ruh
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Buh
Outside city centre
Ruh
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ruh
Buh
Outside city centre
Ruh
Buh

Mortgage rates

Riyadh
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Riyadh
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ruh
Buh

Mobile phone data

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

Ruh
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ruh
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ruh
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Riyadh
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ruh
Buh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Riyadh
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ruh
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Ruh
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Ruh
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ruh
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Ruh
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Ruh
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Riyadh
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ruh
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Ruh
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Riyadh
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ruh
Buh

Summer dress

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

Ruh
Buh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Riyadh
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth