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Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia, JeddahCity Description: Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, which able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime. It is also a gateway to Medina ,the second holiest place in Islam.

Economy: Jeddah is the most cosmopolitan and tolerant of all Saudi Arabian cities, hosting expatriates from all over the world who have made Jeddah their home. Economically, Jeddah is focussing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East.

Major Languages: Arabic.

Major Religions: Islam.

Population: 4.5 Mil (2014 est.).

Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)

Inflation: 2.7% (2014 est.).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Jeddahas at 1 July 2014 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

In Jeddah, the cost of each basket, based on each baskets cost of living index (only available to registered subscribers), is categorized follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: Low
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Low
6) Groceries: Low
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Average
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Very Low

Jeddah is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

Hardship (also know as quality of living) refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered.

Xpatulator.com provides cost of living information primarily for expatriate pay calculations. From the prices of over 200 products and services in 780 global locations, together with hardship information and the exchange rate we provide the following information to registered subscribers:
-cost of living comparison between any of our 780 world locations
-customised cost of living index for any combination of baskets groups
-cost of living allowance calculation to compensate for cost of living and hardship differences
-expat salary calculation to calculate how much you need to earn to have a similar standard of living when relocating
-international assignment package calculation using the well known build-up approach

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