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Melbourne vs Riyadh
Mel vs Ruh

Average net salary (After tax)

Riyadh
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Mel
Outside city centre
Ruh
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Mel
Outside city centre
Ruh
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ruh
Mel
Outside city centre
Ruh
Mel

Mortgage rates

Riyadh
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Riyadh
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ruh
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Ruh
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ruh
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ruh
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Riyadh
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ruh
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Riyadh
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ruh
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Ruh
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Ruh
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ruh
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Ruh
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Ruh
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Riyadh
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ruh
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Ruh
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Riyadh
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ruh
Mel

Summer dress

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

Ruh
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Riyadh
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth