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Lagos vs Riyadh
Los vs Ruh

Average net salary (After tax)

Riyadh
Lagos

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Los
Outside city centre
Ruh
Los

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Los
Outside city centre
Ruh
Los

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ruh
Los
Outside city centre
Ruh
Los

Mortgage rates

Riyadh
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Riyadh
Lagos

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ruh
Los

Mobile phone data

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

Ruh
Los

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ruh
Los

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ruh
Los

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Riyadh
Lagos

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ruh
Los
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Riyadh
Lagos

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ruh
Los
Lettuce 1 head
Ruh
Los
Tomatoes 1kg
Ruh
Los

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ruh
Los
Oranges 1 head
Ruh
Los
Bananas 1kg
Ruh
Los

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Riyadh
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 17.14% higher than in Lagos

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ruh
Los
Market 0.5L bottle
Ruh
Los

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Los
Market 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Los

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Riyadh
5
Lagos

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ruh
Los

Summer dress

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

Ruh
Los

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Riyadh
$15.33
Lagos
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth