Saudi Arabia Expat Guide

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The Rental Landscape - Approximately half of Saudi Arabia’s population rents homes. Renting fortunately is more affordable in Saudi Arabia than in neighboring Qatar or UAE and utilities are often included in rent...


There are pros and cons of every bank, but one of the most important considerations when deciding which bank to work with is whether they can send a Saudi Riyal payment to an overseas Saudi Riyal account...

International Payments

One challenge, faced by expats, is navigating the complexities of financial transactions in a foreign country with potentially unfamiliar banking regulations...

Healthcare & Insurance

Previously, Saudi Arabia provided free health insurance to everyone, including expats. However, with rising costs, it’s now only free for Saudi citizens. Expats must secure private insurance for their residence permit approval...

Driving & Car Rental

Depending on which country you currently hold a driving license for, expats can drive in Saudi Arabia for up to three months from your arrival. After this, you’ll need to switch to a local license...


No matter who you are, a visitor, a resident, or a citizen, great mobile network coverage, with overall data performance and top download and upload speed, is necessary...

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