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Is my salary enough to live well in Saudi Arabia?

bodhiCHE's picture
By bodhiCHE - Posted on
02 March 2018

I am an Indian ,and would be shifting to Yanbu in late March.I have been offered a compensation of 13000 SAR p.m ,with lodging and transportation being mine.

Can you please highlight if the salary mentioned above is a respectable one or not?What will be the avg monthly savings with moderate living standards, accompanied by occasional outings and an annual foreign trip.

Providing a break up of expenses ,including house rent to other would be of great help.


Kyle de Villiers's picture
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
Joined: 01/03/2018

Hi B.

What type job have you been offered?

Accomodation and certain foods can be expensive, but living in Saudia Arabia isn't especially more expensive than living elsewhere in the Middle-East.  

Here is an Expat Arrivals page breaking down the cost of living in Saudia Arabia. Costs obviously vary from city to city. 

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bodhiCHE's picture
Last seen: 2 weeks 17 hours ago
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I am a chemical Engineer , going there as a process Engineer..Can u please highlight if the salary offered is respectable or not.

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Kyle de Villiers's picture
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
Joined: 01/03/2018

Hi again,

According to, the salary is slightly less than the average:

Thankfully, chemical engineers expect sharp pay increases after a few years of working.

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