Bargain reports and analytics

How much money is spent on groceries in Saudi Arabia and other countries?

PicodiAugust 17, 2023 analyst team checked the statistical data from 105 countries and calculated how much money people spend on their groceries worldwide.

Spendings on food worldwide

The collected data shows that, depending on a country, grocery spendings can vary from a few percent up to over half of consumer spending. For example, less than a tenth of spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages consumed at home can be found in countries such as the USA – 6.7%, Singapore – 8.4%, the UK – 8.7%, Ireland – 9.2% and Switzerland – 9.9%.

In this ranking, Saudi Arabia ranked 47th out of 105 countries – food and non-alcoholic beverages make up 20.5% of spending on goods and services. This result is similar to the one in Kuwait (19.3%), Lebanon (21.0%) and Oman (22.6%).

Among the countries included in the ranking, the highest percentage of spending on groceries can be found in Nigeria, Myanmar and Kenya – 59%, 56.6% and 56.1% respectively.

How much money is spent on groceries in the MENA region?

The highest grocery spending in MENA can be found in Israel ($333/month), followed by Iran ($182/month) and Saudi Arabia ($171/month), which can be explained by the overall high prices in those countries.

An average Saudi spends $171 (SAR 641) monthly on groceries.

The lowest grocery spending can be found in Algeria ($51/month), Lebanon ($50/month) and Iraq ($48/month).

Spendings on food in the MENA region


In our report, we used the latest household food and non-alcoholic beverages consumption statistics from Euromonitor and official government websites. For currency conversion, we used the average exchange rate data from Google Finance for July 2023.

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