Impact of 15% Vat on Prices in Saudi Arabia

VAT rate will be increased in Saudi Arabia from 01-July-2020 from 5% to 15%. Value added tax of 5% was introduced by the authorities back in 01-Jan-2018. It remained at same rate till 30-June-2020.

Below is a comparison of prices before and after 15% Vat is applied. For simple understanding, figures are rounded to nearest amount. This is just for information purposes. Actual new prices may vary depending on your on-site transactions. Thanks

What you buy today inWill become when 15% Vat

Note: if you are unable to understand this price comparison. You can take a look at this spreadsheet / excel file for better understanding this.

Understanding 15% Vat Excel Sheet

How Hajj 2020 will be performed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian authorities has allowed residents to perform hajj 2020 under Strict Health Measures to make sure the safety of all pilgrims.

According to Saudi Gazette below measures are taken for Hajj 2020

  • Social distancing of pilgrims is enforced, e.g they must keep a safe distance from other pilgrims.
  • A maximum number of 10,000 people may perform Hajj this year
  • All pilgrims will be tested for diseases before they reach the holy sites
  • All hajj workers & volunteers will be tested for diseases before they can serve the hajjis.
  • Only People aged less than 65 years are allowed to perform hajj
  • After Performing the hajj, pilgrims will be asked to self quarantine
  • Health Status of all pilgrims will be checked on daily bases
  • A special hospital will be prepared for emergency situation during hajj

KSA Pandemic Daily Review April 04

Overview: Alhamdulillah everything is still stable on the roads. If you need something go between 9 and 12 noon. Lazy morning sleepers Panic last minute and rush to buy small stuff between 12 and 2. No scares or panic. #stayhome

Major updates: Whole kilo 14, Mahjer, Gulail, Kurayaat, Kilo 13 and petromin in Jeddah are added to Makkah and Madinah (Borders of these areas closed) for these areas between 6am and 3pm people allowed outside ONLY if you need ATM, grocery store, restaurant or pharmacy. Recommended to walk. No more than 2 people allowed in a car if you need to take a car. No driving out of your locality. Rest 3pm to 6am Curfew across the kingdom.

Delivery apps delivering supermarket and pharmacy supplies.

1000 Years of Indian Rulers from History

Ghori Empire to Narendra Modi History of India

Ghori Kingdom

  1. 1193 Mohammad Ghori
  2. 1206 Qutbuddin Aibak
  3. 1236 Rakinuddin Feroz Shah
  4. 1236 Raza Sultan
  5. 1240 Mozaddin Bahram Shah
  6. 1242 Al-Din Masood Shah
  7. 1246 Nasiruddin Mahmud
  8. 1266 Ghiyasuddin Balbin
  9. 1287 Kabaddan of the mosque
  10. 1290 Shamsuddin Kamers

The end of the GHORI Empire 97 years approx

Khalji Empire

  1. 1290 Jalaluddin Feroz Khilji
  2. 1292 Alauddin Khilji
  3. 1316 Shahabuddin Omar Shah
  4. 1316 Qutbuddin Mubarak Shah
  5. 1320 Nasiruddin Khusro Shah

End of the Khalji Empire 30 years approx