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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. 

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Facts and Stats for Riyadh*

  • Pollution Statistics in Riyadh

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

    • Air Pollution 73.51 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.27 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.22 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.19 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60.98 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 69.62 (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 32.35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.04 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.19 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 45.35 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.39 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.15 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.08 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.69 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.12 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.38 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.26 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.22 (Low)
  • Living in Riyadh - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Riyadh is 151.06 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.31 (High)
    • Climate Index 44.45 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 72.01 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.13 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.95 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.92 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.71 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.76 (Very 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 16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 56.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.13 USD

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

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