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Riyadh vs Shanghai
Ruh vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Ruh
Outside city centre
Sha
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Ruh
Outside city centre
Sha
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Ruh
Outside city centre
Sha
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Sha
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth