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Riyadh vs Pretoria
Ruh vs Pre

Average net salary (After tax)

Pretoria
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Ruh
Outside city centre
Pre
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Ruh
Outside city centre
Pre
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Pre
Ruh
Outside city centre
Pre
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Pretoria
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Pretoria
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Pre
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Pre
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Pre
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Pre
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Pretoria
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Pre
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Pretoria
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Pre
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Pre
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Pre
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Pre
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Pre
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Pre
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Pretoria
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Pretoria are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Pre
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Pre
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Pre
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Pre
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Pretoria
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Pre
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Pre
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Pretoria
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth