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Riyadh vs Bangkok
Ruh vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Ruh
Outside city centre
Bkk
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Ruh
Outside city centre
Bkk
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Ruh
Outside city centre
Bkk
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth