Saudi Arabia Travel Budget - Visit Saudi Arabia on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Saudi Arabia?

You should plan to spend around $45 (SAR168) per day on your vacation in Saudi Arabia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $13 (SAR49) on meals
  • $13 (SAR50) on local transportation
  • $50 (SAR188) on hotels

A one week trip to Saudi Arabia for two people costs, on average, $629 (SAR2,358). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saudi Arabia cost?

A one week trip to Saudi Arabia usually costs around $314 (SAR1,179) for one person and $629 (SAR2,358) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saudi Arabia on average costs around $629 (SAR2,358) for one person and $1,257 (SAR4,715) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saudi Arabia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saudi Arabia on average costs around $1,347 (SAR5,052) for one person and $2,694 (SAR10,104) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Saudi Arabia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Saudi Arabia is $497 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saudi Arabia expensive to visit?

Saudi Arabia is a very affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 10% of countries in the world for its affordability. Many budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring this country in depth.

Within the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in the Middle East for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Syria, but there are also more expensive countries, such as UAE.

For more details, see Is Saudi Arabia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saudi Arabia?

The average Saudi Arabia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saudi Arabia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) SAR188 ($50)
Local Transportation 1 SAR50 ($13)
Food 2 SAR49 ($13)
Accommodation Budget in Saudi Arabia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saudi Arabia is $25 (SAR94). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saudi Arabia is $50 (SAR188). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saudi Arabia

Looking for a hotel in Saudi Arabia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saudi Arabia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $82. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Saudi Arabia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saudi Arabia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (SAR50) per person, per day, on local transportation in Saudi Arabia.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Saudi Arabia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Saudi Arabia can vary, the average cost of food in Saudi Arabia is $13 (SAR49) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saudi Arabia should cost around $5.23 (SAR20) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saudi Arabia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Saudi Arabia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Saudi Arabia is $1.67 (SAR6.25), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Saudi Arabia On a Budget
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a country in the Middle East that is home to both the city of Mecca, as well as Medina. Saudi Arabia takes up the majority of the Arabian Peninsula and borders the Red Sea. It has everything from mountains to foothills, and of course the desert. Saudi Arabia is a great place to go see impressive sand dunes, which are most beautiful during the low light of sunrise and sunset.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.