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Riyadh vs Brisbane
Ruh vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Ruh
Outside city centre
Bne
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Ruh
Outside city centre
Bne
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Ruh
Outside city centre
Bne
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bne
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Bne
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Bne
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bne
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Bne
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Bne
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bne
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Bne
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bne
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Bne
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Bne
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth