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In May 2013, we surveyed 1,521 residents of Riyadh (61.5% Saudi citizens, 38.5% non-citizens) to assess their satisfaction with the quality of life in the city and with the services provided by the municipality. We also surveyed their priorities and concerns for the future.
As one of the world’s newest major cities, Riyadh has witnessed dramatic growth in the past half-century. Given this rapid development, one might have expected to find many areas where residents are dissatisfied or where basic needs are not being met. This, however, is not the case, as can be seen in our findings.