International cost of living and hardship / quality of living data for 780 global locations.
Create reports online (24X7) using any of the Report Calculators right now.
Simply Register, then Login, and while logged in use the Subscribe Menu to subscribe to 2 or more locations.
Generate reports using the calculators below using any combination of your subscribed city/country locations:
7 Day Subscription = $39 USD$ per location (minimum of 2 locations required)
Annual Subscription = $89 USD$ per location (minimum of 2 locations required)
See below for full details
No more waiting
Reports within minutes
-International City 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
and expatriate life
Use the map below or page down
Use our search box OR
look for your question in the list below
Is your question not here?
Email it to us at:
and we will get back to you
Riyadh 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 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -0.3% for Saudi Arabia as at October 2019.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.