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Retire in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is an attractive destination for retirees due to its vibrant culture, diverse attractions, and warm climate. There are several retirement communities in Jeddah, offering a range of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The cost of a nice two-bedroom home in Jeddah is typically around $200,000 USD, while a nice three-bedroom home can cost around $250,000 USD. The weather in Jeddah is generally warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit.

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What is it like to retire in Jeddah?

"Jeddah is a vibrant city with a large expat community, offering retirees a variety of cultural attractions, recreational activities, and nightlife. The city is home to a number of historical sites, including the Al-Balad district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also plenty of shopping malls, restaurants, and cafes to explore. For those looking for outdoor activities, there are plenty of beaches, parks, and gardens to explore. There are also a number of cultural events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Jeddah International Book Fair and the Jeddah Summer Festival. For those looking for nightlife, there are plenty of bars, clubs, and lounges to explore. There are also a number of cultural centers and museums to visit. Overall, Jeddah is a great place for retirees to enjoy their retirement," said a retiree who moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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About the Author

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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