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Riyadh vs Melbourne
Ruh vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ruh
Outside city centre
Mel
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ruh
Outside city centre
Mel
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Ruh
Outside city centre
Mel
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Mel
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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