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. 

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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 74.24 (High)
    • Water Pollution 49.6 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.05 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.34 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.36 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.52 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60.16 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.03 (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 30.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 44.65 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 35.2 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.8 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.72 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.05 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.62 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.66 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.18 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.63 (Low)
  • Living in Riyadh - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Riyadh is 151.86 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.11 (High)
    • Climate Index 44.65 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 72.27 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.85 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 49.78 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.45 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.81 (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 13.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 59.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 56.65 USD

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

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