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Taif, Saudi Arabia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Taif, Saudi Arabia is 1,200,000. People describe Taif as a beautiful city with a pleasant climate and a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's relaxed atmosphere, its proximity to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and its stunning natural scenery. The weather in Taif is generally mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius). The average cost of living in Taif for an expat is around $1,000-$1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400-$600 per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $600-$800 per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Taif?

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

"Before retiring in Taif, expats should be aware that the city is located in a desert climate, with hot summers and mild winters. It is important to be aware of the local laws and customs, as well as the dress code for women, which requires them to cover their hair and body. Expats should also be aware that the city is a conservative one, and that alcohol and pork are not available. Additionally, it is important to research the healthcare system in the city, as well as the availability of international schools for expat children. Finally, expats should be aware that the cost of living in Taif is relatively low, making it an attractive option for retirees," commented one expat who made the move to Taif.

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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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