Rentals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: If you are looking for a rental in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, get advice from expats, digital nomads and retirees living there about how to find a place and more. Plus, search below for apartments and homes for rent in Riyadh.

How do I find a place to live in Riyadh?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"We found a larger private villa after being in a small compound. It cost the same and now we have our own pool without the harrassment of kids. (Parents allow them to run wild here, with or without supervision to all hours of the night.)," added another expat who made the move to Riyadh.

What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Riyadh?

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"I live in a three bedroom villa. yes for my company it is as they provide their own accomodation," added another expat who made the move to Riyadh.

"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," explained one foreigner living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

"We live in a large 5 bedroom private villa with drivers quarters. This is not typical for expatriates. Though a pool and stuff is essential for any expatriate family. But in this area (Al Maseef) it is the norm," said another person in Riyadh.

What is the average cost of housing in Riyadh?

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If you are thinking about moving to Riyadh, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"By comparison for the size of the house it is much cheaper here. Though for normal housing the price is virtually the same. (keep in mind you should ALWAYS have housing included in your package, this way you can upgrade if you don't like it with little out of pocket expense.)," said another person in Riyadh.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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