Cost of Living between Perth and Jeddah

Comparison chartThe cost of living here is considerably lower than WA.  For instance last night we decided to have a drumstick from the compound store. I was surprised that it only cost 2SR for 2 drumsticks which is about 50 cents AUD.  It certainly is a great way to save money here.  No wonder 83% of the people here are expats.

Below is some information from a great website which does comparisons of any country in the world on various stats such as pollution, prices, health…

 http://www.numbeo.com   It is a great site to do comparisons before venturing on holidays or relocating to another country.

I have done a comparison between Perth WA and Jeddah KSA.  Look at the price of water!!!

Perth     Jeddah    Difference

 Water (0.33 liter bottle)2.50 A$    0.26 A$     -89.66 %

Cappuccino (regular) 4.25 A$    2.91 A$     -31.57 %

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)3.00 A$    0.39 A$     -87.07 %

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)2.80 A$    0.94 A$     -66.26 %

Eggs (12)4.99 A$    2.33 A$     -53.38 %

Apples (1kg)4.00 A$    1.68 A$     -58.00 %

Potato (1kg)2.50 A$    0.97 A$     -61.22 %

Gasoline (1 liter)1.45 A$    0.12 A$     -91.98 %

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 309.38 A$    64.62 A$     -79.11 %

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)120.00 A$    77.55 A$     -35.37 %

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,875.00 A$    387.72 A$     -79.32 %

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,000.00 A$    649.50 A$     -90.72 %

Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,500.00 A$    1,809.40 A$     -59.79 %

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