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Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda ; English pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛdə/; Arabic: جدة‎‎ Jidda Hejazi pronunciation: [d͡ʒe̞dda]) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. With a population currently at 3.4 million people, Jeddah is an important commercial hub in Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, which able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime. It is also a gateway to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam. Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East. Jeddah was independently ranked fourth in the Africa – Mid-East region in terms of innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Cities Index. Jeddah is one of Saudi Arabia's primary resort cities and was named a Gamma world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). Given the city's close proximity to the Red Sea, fishing and seafood dominates the food culture unlike other parts of the country. The city has been labeled as "different" by the majority of Saudis in an effort to promote tourism in the city, that had been previously perceived as "most open" city in Saudi Arabia. Historically, Jeddah has been well known for its legendary money changers. The largest of said money changers at the time (the late Sheikh Salem Bin Mahfouz) eventually founded Saudi Arabia's first bank, the National Commercial Bank (NCB).


A place in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A vacation to Jeddah can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Jeddah*

  • Pollution Statistics in Jeddah

    Know the pollution level of Jeddah before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 73.89 (High)
    • Water Pollution 65.85 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.13 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.13 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50.61 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 71.95 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 63.07 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 73.75 (High)
  • Jeddah: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Jeddah for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Jeddah.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.06 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.02 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64.88 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50.87 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.2 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 46.51 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.63 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.09 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.95 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Jeddah - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Jeddah is 116.78 (High)

    • Safety Index 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 63.92 (High)
    • Pollution Index 79.53 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 51.97 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.7 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.56 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.67 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Jeddah

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Jeddah

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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