Middle East

Riyadh

Home to six million people, Riyadh is the most populous city in Saudi Arabia. During summer it can get broiling, with temperatures frequently exceeding 45 degrees Celsius. Al Masmak fort, a castle made of clay and bricks, is the most visited tourist site of the city. Souvenirs can be bought in one of the many souks (bazaars) around town. Don't shy away from haggling!

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
60
Earning level
39
Purchasing power
24
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Facts about Riyadh

Price Level Index
Riyadh
57.0
New York
100.0
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5
60
77
Earnings Level Index
Riyadh
34.0
New York
100.0
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1
7
39
77
Working Time
Riyadh
0/ 24.5m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
34
77
Purchasing Power Index
Riyadh
59.6
New York
100.0
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10
36
77
Did you know…
The Saudi Arabian capital is home to more than 6 million people, of which 35% are non-Saudi.