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Riyadh vs Lagos
Ruh vs Los

Average net salary (After tax)

Lagos
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Ruh
Outside city centre
Los
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Ruh
Outside city centre
Los
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Los
Ruh
Outside city centre
Los
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Lagos
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lagos
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Los
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Los
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Los
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Los
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lagos
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Los
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lagos
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lagos
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lagos are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lagos
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Los
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Los
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lagos
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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