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Riyadh vs Singapore
Ruh vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Ruh
Outside city centre
Sin
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Ruh
Outside city centre
Sin
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Ruh
Outside city centre
Sin
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Singapore
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Sin
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sin
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Sin
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Sin
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sin
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Sin
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Sin
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sin
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Sin
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sin
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Sin
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Sin
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth