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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.


International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.


International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.


Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings


-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Country Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
America; Asia Pacific; Europe; Middle East)

-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

-Articles related to cost of living
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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Overview

Saudi Arabia, RiyadhRiyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is a large metropolis and is a focal point for both travel and trade.

Saudi Arabia is in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen. The climate is harsh, dry desert with great temperature extremes.

The official language is Arabic. Most Saudi business people and government officials have a reasonable knowledge of English. Expatriate Asian business people in Saudi Arabia invariably conduct business in English. The main religion is Islam.

Saudi Arabia's economy is petroleum-based; roughly 75% of budget revenues and 90% of export earnings come from the oil industry.

In Saudi Arabia, Muslim sensitivities must be respected, such as avoiding public displays of affection. Expatriate business dress comprises business suits for men and loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves, hemlines and conservative necklines for women. In public, women must cover their heads and wear long loose-fitting clothes that cover their arms and legs. Wearing an abaya – traditional dress for local women – can be the simplest method of dressing to avoid attracting attention.

The security risk for expatriates in Saudi Arabia is medium. Risks include petty crime, the highly conservative Islamic society (particularly the religious police strict interpretation of Sharia law), and underlying security threats. Other risks include the extremely high rate of road traffic accidents.

The currency of Saudi Arabia is the Saudi Riyal (SAR).

Medical facilities are of a high standard in major cities. Most towns have a health centre or basic hospital, however serious cases may require evacuation to hospitals in a major city.

The population of Riyadh is 6.5 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.1% for Saudi Arabia as at June 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Saudi Arabia is based on the current personal income tax rate of 0% as there is currently no personal income tax.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Riyadh as at 1 July 2018 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

In Riyadh, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low
13) Transport: Very Low

Riyadh is for example -1.9% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, 61% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -28.5% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Riyadh is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Riyadh for an expat from Perth, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Riyadh) premium of 40% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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