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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia is 690,000. People describe Al Khobar as a vibrant city with a diverse culture and a great selection of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Expats love the city's modern infrastructure, its proximity to the beach, and its low cost of living. The weather in Al Khobar is generally hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit (10-35 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is relatively low. A one bedroom apartment typically costs around $400-$500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment typically costs around $600-$700 USD per month.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Al Khobar, they said:

"Expats considering retiring in Al Khobar should be aware that the country is a Muslim-majority nation and that Islamic law is strictly enforced. Expats should also be aware that the country has a very conservative culture and that women are expected to dress modestly and adhere to certain social norms. Additionally, expats should be aware that the cost of living in Al Khobar is relatively high, and that the city is not particularly well-known for its nightlife or entertainment options. Finally, expats should be aware that the city is located in a desert climate, and that temperatures can reach extreme highs during the summer months," commented one expat who made the move to Al Khobar.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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