Cost of living in Alexandria, Egypt

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 61
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 48
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 25
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 10
12 eggs, large E£ 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 3.74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 89
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 2.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 4,450
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 2,577
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 218
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 2,526
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 1,181
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 512
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 443
40” flat screen TV E£ 5,512
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,699
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 64
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 645
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 599
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,046
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 720
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 507,909
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 3.02
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 109
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 76
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 112
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 27
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 13
Tube of toothpaste E£ 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 39
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 119
2 tickets to the movies E£ 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 283
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 233
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 19
iPod nano 16GB E£ 2,268
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 394
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 26
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 393 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2017.

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