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Riyadh vs Bucharest
Ruh vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Ruh
Outside city centre
Buh
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Ruh
Outside city centre
Buh
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Ruh
Outside city centre
Buh
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Buh
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth