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Riyadh vs New York
Ruh vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Ruh
Outside city centre
Nyc
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Ruh
Outside city centre
Nyc
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Ruh
Outside city centre
Nyc
Ruh

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth