Mecca travel budget

Mecca: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Mecca

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Mecca for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 952* (3556 SAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 23 per person

Total budget:

$ 2307* (8596 SAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 219 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 46 per person

Total budget:

$ 5277* (19656 SAR)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Mecca compared to Saudi Arabia in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Mecca in 2020 is 4% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Mecca in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Mecca by expense type

Restaurant budget in Mecca

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mecca is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.3 to $ 6.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 10.2 to $ 45)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.9/person
($ 6.7 to $ 8.7)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 4.1)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Mecca

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Mecca is 10% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 39 to $ 60)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 33 to $ 137)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 53 to $ 113)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 360/night
($ 326 to $ 428)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 343/night
($ 247 to $ 481)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 66 to $ 66)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 158/month
($ 118 to $ 213)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 78/month
($ 78 to $ 78)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Family room
Family room
$ 465/month
($ 349 to $ 637)

167% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Mecca

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mecca is 30% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 4.7)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 5.5)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.3/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 7.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
( $ 0.8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.1/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 12)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Mecca

On average, the price of transport in Mecca is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 30/month
($ 30 to $ 45)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.4/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.9
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 26/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 122)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Mecca

On average, the cost of housing in Mecca is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 81/month
($ 59 to $ 146)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 73/month
($ 47 to $ 146)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 335/month
($ 291 to $ 437)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 260/month
($ 204 to $ 321)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 642/month
($ 437 to $ 1016)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 545/month
($ 349 to $ 784)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 100/month
($ 45 to $ 189)

158% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 248/month
($ 146 to $ 291)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4092/yr
($ 2613 to $ 6384)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Mecca

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mecca is 142% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 23/ticket
($ 18 to $ 30)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 51/hr
($ 30 to $ 73)

205% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Mecca

On average, shopping budget in Mecca is 7% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.9/pack
($ 6.7 to $ 7.3)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 34
($ 18 to $ 45)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 23 to $ 59)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 59 to $ 102)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 87
($ 59 to $ 118)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Riyadh
London → Riyadh
London → Riyadh
$ 808
(fair price: $ 554)
Manchester → Riyadh
Manchester → Riyadh
Manchester → Riyadh
$ 702
(fair price: $ 582)
New York City → Riyadh
New York City → Riyadh
New York City → Riyadh
$ 1186
(fair price: $ 1014)
Dublin → Riyadh
Dublin → Riyadh
Dublin → Riyadh
$ 763
(fair price: $ 599)
Toronto (Ontario) → Riyadh
Toronto (Ontario) → Riyadh
Toronto (Ontario) → Riyadh
$ 1267
(fair price: $ 1004)
Los Angeles → Riyadh
Los Angeles  → Riyadh
Los Angeles  → Riyadh
$ 1455
(fair price: $ 1121)
Sydney → Riyadh
Sydney → Riyadh
Sydney → Riyadh
$ 1666
(fair price: $ 1440)
Melbourne → Riyadh
Melbourne → Riyadh
Melbourne → Riyadh
$ 1194
(fair price: $ 1050)
Edinburgh → Riyadh
Edinburgh → Riyadh
Edinburgh → Riyadh
$ 759
(fair price: $ 636)
Montreal → Riyadh
Montreal → Riyadh
Montreal → Riyadh
$ 1186
(fair price: $ 1007)

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About this information on the cost of living in Mecca

The information about the cost of living in Mecca shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Mecca was updated on 25-10-2020.

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