Riyadh

Overall Score

2.6

In the center of the Arabian Peninsula, in the territory of the Peninsula of Nejad, lies Er Riyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Quot;The Land of the Two Mosques). It originated in the lands of the land of the Wadi Hanifa valley in ancient times as a small village at the crossroads of the trade routes.

In 1932, after the reunification of the minor principalities and the formation of the kingdom of Er Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Throughout the 1950s, the city was a small eastern village with narrow streets, open bazaars, and clay houses, and a grand palace of the emirate towering among them. The discovery of rich deposits of oil, followed by its production and refining, saw the economic growth of the country. In the capital, public institutions, the administration of the government and the royal residence have been established.

In a short time, the place of the old gypsum houses was replaced by wide avenues and modern streets with tall houses and supermarkets, comfortable comfortable hospitals, schools, churches, palaces, administrative and public buildings with parks and alleys. In a relatively short period of time, the city has become a real capital city.

An iconic event in the city is the Crawl, which draws many citizens to participate in and watch a popular spectacle in these parts. Among the citys attractions are the Korolovs kennels, where Arabian skunks are raised. Equally famous is the King Fahd Memorial Stadium.

From time immemorial, the city has attracted with its open market and a large market in the center of the city with a variety of agricultural products and products of local artisans. The Museum of Archaeology collects many rare finds discovered during excavations. The city park is considered the most popular place to visit. The town is home to the Technical Institute, the University of Science and Technology, and the Military Academy. The townspeople of today have preserved their traditions and lifestyle. More than 2,400 mosques are located in Er Riyadh.

100 USD = 375.13 SAR

Overall Score

2.6
  • Air quality: 395 US AQI Hazardous. Health warning of emergency conditions: everyone is more likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 6,700,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 17x17m 289m per person
  • GDP: $19,817 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V230V60Hz
  • Internet: 9 Mbps
  • Best wireless: STC
  • Tipping: Tipping is expected to be between 10% and 15% for good service, unless there is a service charge added to the bill. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip, unless the service was exceptional. If your food is delivered you should tip between 1 and 3 SAR.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Careem
  • Best coworking space: The Work Hub
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Saudi
  • Best intl air carrier: Emirates
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1350
  • Monthly costs for family: $2600
  • Monthly costs for local: $750
  • Meal: $4
  • Small Cola: $0.7
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2
  • Coffee: $1.3


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