Cost of living in Alexandria, Egypt

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 69
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 67
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 35
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 13
12 eggs, large E£ 18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 29
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 5.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 92
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 3.48
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 5,083
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 2,637
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 291
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 2,571
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 1,457
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 238
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 381
40” flat screen TV E£ 6,052
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,489
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 67
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 735
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 604
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,448
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 581
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 356,935
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 3.61
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 182
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 94
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 87
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 104
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 26
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 13
Tube of toothpaste E£ 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 29
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 119
2 tickets to the movies E£ 86
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 229
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 228
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 19
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB E£ 12,013
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 433
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 27
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 230 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2018.

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