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Riyadh vs Sydney
Ruh vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Ruh
Outside city centre
Syd
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Ruh
Outside city centre
Syd
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Ruh
Outside city centre
Syd
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Syd
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth