Riyadh Tourism

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Riyadh is the plural form of Rawdah, meaning garden or meadow. The name is deduced from the creation of the low site where flood water gathers, and green grasses blanket the soil with the cologne of roses. The capital as well as the biggest city Riyadh, has an approximate population of around 5 million. 

Facts and Stats for Riyadh*

  • Pollution Statistics in Riyadh

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

    • Air Pollution 74.58 (High)
    • Water Pollution 48.66 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.98 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.02 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.24 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 54.74 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 59.32 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.64 (High)
  • Riyadh: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 27.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.27 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.71 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.46 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 32.2 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.07 (Low)
    • Attacks 29.27 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.37 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.03 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.28 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.92 (Low)
  • Living in Riyadh - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Riyadh is 139.3 (High)

    • Safety Index 68.81 (High)
    • Climate Index 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 72.13 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.78 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.87 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.07 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.65 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.97 (High)
    • 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 Riyadh

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 62.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.72 USD

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

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