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
55.5
1011
1516.4
2021.9
3032.9
5054.8
7582.1
100109.5
150164.3
200219
300328.6
500547.6
750821.4
10001095.2
15001643
20002190
25002738
30003285
50005476
10,00010,952
15,00016,428
30,00032,857
50,00054,762
75,00082,143

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