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Cost of Living Saudi Arabia Report 2017

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Since 2013, our Saudi Arabia Report has analysed the cost of living & working within Saudi Arabia’s major provinces & cities. This year’s edition includes analysis on the cost of accommodation, healthcare & health insurance, education, business licenses, business travel, commercial property, household goods & utilities, and lifestyle & hospitality – helping HR decision makers with their C&B adjustments ahead of annual salary reviews.

Pre-order before March 31st 2017, ahead of April release, for AED 500 discount

Period Covered – January 2017 – March 2017 including up to 4 years of historical comparison in places

Geographical Areas Covered – Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Dammam City, Jubail & Yanbu

Report Size – 110+ pages 

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With each successive year, our reports follow an almost identical content structure, allowing our customers to make meaningful year-on-year comparisons.  However, the talking points and qualitative analysis in the written commentary will vary each year based on the current political, economic & legislative climate and reforms, leading up to and during the release period.  The 2017 report’s table of contents will be released once the report has been published in March 2017, but for an idea of the forthcoming report’s content structure, please the table of contents for last year’s report:

NOTE – Complete sections within the The Cost of Living Saudi Arabia Report 2017, for example, Accommodation or Job Market & Salary Benchmarking can be provided as autonomous sectional reports, at a discounted rate; if not all the full report content is required.  If you have any special requirements of this nature, please contact us on info@bridgethedata.com.

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Accommodation (Rental only)

  • Current cost of various rental properties by area/ neighbourhood, across all major commercial & industrial cities
  • 3-year rental price percentage change analysis by area/ neighbourhood, across all major commercial & industrial cities
  • 3-year time-series analysis of changing rental costs by area/ neighbourhood, across all major commercial & industrial cities
  • Analysis of the factors influencing property value by location
  • Analysis of Saudi Arabia’s residential price-quality index
  • Analysis of changes in residential supply across Saudi Arabia
  • Analysis of key drivers of rental prices by location
  • City-by-City rental cost comparison
  • Changes in the cost of amenities, community fees & maintenance charges by area
  • Insight into rental growth vs. job vacancies

Commercial Property (Rental & Freehold)

  • Current cost of various commercial fitted & unfitted rental properties (psqf) by area/ neighbourhood, across Saudi Arabia
  • Current cost of various commercial fitted & unfitted freehold properties (psqf) by area/ neighbourhood, across Saudi Arabia
  • 3-year analysis of current office stock levels in Saudi Arabia
  • Analysis of occupied office space by nationality
  • Price percentage change for all of the above
  • Analysis of the factors influencing commercial property value by location
  • Analysis of changes in commercial supply across Saudi Arabia
  • Analysis of key drivers of commercial rental prices by location
  • Analysis of key drivers of commercial freehold prices by location

Education

  • Grades K thru 12 tuition fees by curriculum (IB, American, British & Indian), in Saudi Arabia
  • 3-year comparison of tuition fees by curriculum (IB, American, British & Indian), in Saudi Arabia
  • Cost of school transport, books and uniform fees by curriculum (IB, American, British & Indian), in Saudi Arabia
  • Comparison of University tuition fees across Saudi Arabia, for multiple disciplines
  • A comparison of the cost of an MBA & Masters Degrees in various fields, across several private and public Universities
  • Analysis of the average annual spending per child on education by expat households, across various levels of seniority
  • Percentage of household expats with children attending college in Saudi Arabia, by nationality

Household Goods & Utilities

  • Comparison of the average price of 20+ food staples & consumables across Saudi Arabia
  • Annual percentage change of 20+ food staples & consumables across Saudi Arabia
  • Laundry & dry cleaning costs, by item
  • Cost of domestic & international postal services
  • Cost of water & electricity for a typical 3-bedroom house
  • Cost of sewerage & gas for a typical 3-bedroom house
  • Cost of Municipal tax (Housing Fees) for a typical 3-bedroom house
  • Unit cost of water, electricity, sewerage & gas
  • percentage changes in electricity & water tariff rates

Lifestyle & Hospitality

  • Cost of dinning out by cuisine (French, Arabic, Asian, Indian, American) & restaurant rating (1-star thru 5-star)
  • Cost of Daycare/ Nurseries by culture (American, Arabic, Indian & British) throughout Saudi Arabia
  • A comparison of local newspaper costs
  • Parks & water parks entrance fees in Saudi Arabia
  • Gym membership costs in Saudi Arabia
  • Personal trainer costs per hour, in Saudi Arabia
  • Golf annual membership fees across multiple golf clubs in Saudi Arabia
  • Golf annual membership fees across multiple golf clubs international golf clubs
  • Y-o-Y percentage change in costs of newspapers, gym membership, personal trainers, parks & water parks and beach clubs
  • Current exchange rates of a number of global currencies against the Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)

Healthcare & Insurance

  • 3-year comparison of the cost of 20+ inpatient & outpatient medical procedures and consults by hospital type (Premium-Level, Mid-Level & Specialist Clinics & hospitals)
  • 3-year comparison of the cost of health insurance premiums for individuals & families, by both domestic & global insurers
  • 3-year comparison of the average cost of various dentistry services
  • Cost of 10+ drug prices in Saudi Arabia
  • Analysis of the average cost of health benefits as a percentage of total payroll, by business sector & employer size
  • Percentage of all covered employees in public versus private insurance, by business sector & employer size
  • Change in the total healthcare cost per employee by year, business sector & employer size
  • Analysis of mandatory health insurance laws passed by phase

Business Travel & Public Transport

  • 3-year comparison of prices of new automobiles by vehicle type & size
  • 3-year comparison of automotive licensing & registration fees
  • 3-year comparison of monthly car rental fees by vehicle size
  • Average number of family members covered in annual tickets by business sector & employer size
  • Car insurance costs by vehicle type
  • 3-year comparison of the cost of various traffic-related fines & tolls
  • 3-year comparison of Economy & Business Class price of air tickets to various Asia, MENA , US & European destinations, including tax
  • 3-year comparison of additional airport costs (excess luggage, travel insurance airport pick-ups etc), visas (30 & 60-day visas) & transit services
  • 3-year comparison of public transport costs (taxis & buses) in Saudi Arabia
  • 3-year comparison of taxis services worldwide, compared to Saudi Arabia
  • 3-year comparison of petrol/ diesel fuel prices across a number of global cities
  • 3-year comparison of average room night cost for 3-star, 4-star & 5-star hotels in both low & high-seasons
  • Starwood Hotel Index comparing a number of leading global hotel brands across a number of international cities
  • Percentage of middle/ senior level management trips, on low cost airlines by destination, business sector & employer size
  • Percentage of middle/ senior level management trips in 3, 4, and 5 star hotels by destination, business sector & employer size
  • Average travel allowance per employee, per night, by business sector and employer size
  • Average total corporate travel budget as a percentage of revenue by employer’s business sector and size

Business Set-up & Licenses

  • Global comparison of doing business in Saudi Arabia vs other metropolitan countries
  • Global analysis of regulation reform across a number of international business hubs
  • Ease-of-doing-business comparison of Saudi Arabia vs other Middle Eastern countries
  • Rental prices of offices & warehouse spaces in Saudi Arabia, across all major commercial & industrial cities
  • License & license renewal prices (broken down by activity/ service) across all of the above areas & free zones, by license type
  • Key factors contributing to demand for business setup in Saudi Arabia (sample: 300 companies)
  • Key challenges in setting up a business in Saudi Arabia (sample: 300 companies)
  • A comparison of the legal landscape, import tariff policies, workforce productivity, infrastructure set-up and the overall ease of doing business across Saudi Arabia

Period Covered – January 2017 – March 2017 including up to 4 years of historical comparison in places

Geographical Areas Covered – Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Dammam City, Jubail & Yanbu

Sections in Report – Accommodation & Commercial Property (Rental only), Education, Healthcare & Insurance, Business Licences & Business Travel, Household & Utilities, Lifestyle & Hospitality

* Sections in pink, sold as autonomous reports upon request

Remuneration Analysis – Written summary only.  Please see our Salary Reports by Industry for complete remuneration analysis. 

Report Content – Legislative, political & social analysis via commentary, tabular analysis, graphical analysis along with all report sources

Report Citations – Several hundred, including the World Bank, EIU, IMF, WHO, United Nations and more

Report Size – 110 Pages

Report Format – PDF – Downloadable and/ or can be viewed with our feature-rich PDF viewer online

Based on a decade of experience and dialogue with our clients, we’ve become experts in understanding what challenges modern-day HR & finance professionals face on a daily basis. Below we give examples of the typical questions and gaps in knowledge which our reports address, in order to allow our clients to focus their time on strategic reform and high-level decision making. With each report requiring thousands of man-hours to assemble, our reports form a valuable addition to our clients’ internal policy and decision-making procedures, for a fraction of the time & cost which would be required to conduct the research in-house.

Accommodation

  • How can I effectively allocate housing benefits across employees in Saudi Arabia?
  • What are the most suitable residential locations for employees with families?
  • What are the current leasing and amenity fee terms that my employees should be aware of when locating in Saudi Arabia?
  • What are the current mean and median levels for housing packages across various job titles in various industries?

Education

  • How can I effectively allocate schooling allowance for my employees with families?
  • What are the current tuition fees across various grades and curriculum in Saudi Arabia?
  • What is the percentage of companies providing schooling allowance to employees per sector, per job title in Saudi Arabia?
  • Is there a trend in the schooling allowance policy adopted by companies in Saudi Arabia?
  • How do private schools tuition fees in Saudi Arabia compare to that in other countries for the same grade level/ curriculum?
  • What is the percentage of expatriate households with children attending college in Saudi Arabia? And does it differ by nationality?

Household

  • What is the price of a typical monthly food basket in Saudi Arabia?
  • What are the utilities and miscellaneous charges included in the monthly cost of living in Saudi Arabia?

Lifestyle

  • How much do families spend on eating out, leisure and entertainment?
  • How do various lifestyle habits and luxuries affect the cost of living in Saudi Arabia?

Healthcare

  • Do your health benefit packages attract & retain the best people?
  • Would you like to benchmark your healthcare spent per employee against your competitors in Saudi Arabia?
  • Would you like to access up-to-date data on the cost of more than 20+ medical services/ procedures in Saudi Arabia?
  • Would you like to have data that allows you to effectively control your employees’ health insurance costs?
  • Would you like to benchmark your maternal/ paternal leave rates and polices against your competitors in Saudi Arabia?
  • Would you like to shorten the time it takes to budget healthcare costs for your employees in Saudi Arabia?

Travel & Transport

  • Would you like to benchmark your company’s travel allowance per employee against that of other companies in your sector?
  • Would you like to know the percentage of employers in your sector that outsource transport for their labor & how much they pay?
  • Would you like to highlight differences in employee car policy practices, by business sector in Saudi Arabia?
  • Would you like up-to-date information on the cost of various Visit Visas for your business visitors?
  • Would you like to effectively reduce the cost of your employee’s annual tickets using accurate unbiased price analysis?
  • Would you like to benchmark your corporate travel expense reimbursement policies against that of employers in your sector?
  • Would you like to improve your corporate travel expense management process?

Business setup

  • Would you like to compare the advantages and the disadvantages of locating in any one city within Saudi Arabia?
  • Would you like to be aware of the biggest setup challenges faced by large multinationals when locating in Saudi Arabia?
  • Would you like to know the expected setup costs for your business activity in Saudi Arabia?
  • Would you like to compare commercial space rentals across all business districts in Saudi Arabia?
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