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Houston vs Riyadh
Hou vs Ruh

Average net salary (After tax)

Riyadh
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Hou
Outside city centre
Ruh
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Hou
Outside city centre
Ruh
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ruh
Hou
Outside city centre
Ruh
Hou

Mortgage rates

Riyadh
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Riyadh
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ruh
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Ruh
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ruh
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ruh
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Riyadh
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ruh
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Riyadh
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ruh
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Ruh
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Ruh
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ruh
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Ruh
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Ruh
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Riyadh
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ruh
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Ruh
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Riyadh
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ruh
Hou

Summer dress

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

Ruh
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Riyadh
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth