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Seoul vs Riyadh
Sel vs Ruh

Average net salary (After tax)

Riyadh
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Sel
Outside city centre
Ruh
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Sel
Outside city centre
Ruh
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ruh
Sel
Outside city centre
Ruh
Sel

Mortgage rates

Riyadh
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Riyadh
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ruh
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Ruh
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ruh
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ruh
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Riyadh
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ruh
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Riyadh
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ruh
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Ruh
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Ruh
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ruh
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Ruh
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Ruh
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Riyadh
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ruh
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Ruh
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Riyadh
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ruh
Sel

Summer dress

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

Ruh
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Riyadh
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth