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An Expat Talks about Moving to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Riyadh

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Three things I wish I brought: more music on my computer, a large jar of vegemite and rexona men's deoderant.

Three things to leave: wireless router, batteries, and personal care products

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Be very sure of what your getting into. Ask questions from as many different sources not just the employment agencies, they just want their money and paint a very rosie picture to what the reality is...

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

4 bedroom villa with three other expats. The villa is quite old, poorly furnished, very cold in the winter, power and electrics can be dodgy, circa 1970-80's fixtures. Cheap and nasty kitchen supplies.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

It was chosen by mt employer

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

My housing costs are provided by my employer

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Saudi Arabia Forum Saudi Arabia Forum
Join our Saudi Arabia forum to meet other people living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Riyadh.

Healthcare in Saudi ArabiaHealthcare in Saudi Arabia

Information about healthcare and hospitals in Saudi Arabia.

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Expats offer advice about everything you need to know before moving to Riyadh: what to bring (and what to leave behind), how to find housing and more.

Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaPros and Cons of Living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats and digital nomads have to say about the pros and cons of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance Expat Report: Healthcare in Riyadh

An expat in Riyadh recommends returning to the US or Europe for medical treatment should the need arise. She found that medical care, even at the top hospital in Riyadh, was substandard.

Expat Report: Culture Shock in Riyadh

A woman from New Zealand accepted a job in a hospital in Riyadh. Although the hospital and job was English-speaking, she enrolled in Arabic classes at a university. She found the culture and treatment of women extremely challenge at times, but knew what she was getting into when she accepted the job.

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