#
Cost of living in
**Abadan (Iran)**
is
**25% more expensive than**
in
**Al Mansurah (Egypt)**

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 38 prices entered by less than 5 different people.

Food in Abadan (Iran) is 27% more expensive than in Al Mansurah (Egypt) | ||
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Abadan (Iran) | Al Mansurah (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

﷼ 150,000 (E£ 64) | E£ 60 | 6% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

﷼ 250,000 (E£ 106) | E£ 42 | 156% |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

﷼ 60,000 (E£ 26) | E£ 28 | 10% |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

﷼ 23,333 (E£ 10) | E£ 11 | 8% |

12 eggs, large | ||

﷼ 41,333 (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | 33% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

﷼ 30,000 (E£ 13) | E£ 5.42 | 136% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

﷼ 93,333 (E£ 40) | E£ 13 | 198% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

﷼ 35,000 (E£ 15) | E£ 21 | 30% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

﷼ 31,667 (E£ 13) | E£ 6 | 115% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

- | E£ 25 | - |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

- | - | - |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

﷼ 27,870 (E£ 12) | E£ 8 | 57% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

﷼ 14,719 (E£ 6) | E£ 8 | 16% |

Housing in Abadan (Iran) is 63% more expensive than in Al Mansurah (Egypt) | ||

Abadan (Iran) | Al Mansurah (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

﷼ 22,897,900 (E£ 9,753) | E£ 4,000 | 144% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

﷼ 9,947,130 (E£ 4,237) | - | - |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

﷼ 3,603,310 (E£ 1,535) | E£ 350 | 339% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

﷼ 38,099,200 (E£ 16,228) | - | - |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

﷼ 10,793,400 (E£ 4,597) | E£ 1,500 | 206% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

﷼ 1,000,000 (E£ 426) | E£ 1,000 | 57% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

﷼ 1,905,730 (E£ 812) | E£ 193 | 320% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

﷼ 33,829,500 (E£ 14,409) | E£ 3,000 | 380% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

﷼ 10,449,500 (E£ 4,451) | E£ 1,200 | 271% |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

﷼ 150,000 (E£ 64) | - | - |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

﷼ 154,583 (E£ 66) | E£ 38 | 76% |

Clothes in Abadan (Iran) is 50% more expensive than in Al Mansurah (Egypt) | ||

Abadan (Iran) | Al Mansurah (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

﷼ 2,454,550 (E£ 1,045) | E£ 400 | 161% |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

﷼ 1,580,860 (E£ 673) | E£ 533 | 26% |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

﷼ 3,489,490 (E£ 1,486) | E£ 857 | 73% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

﷼ 2,997,220 (E£ 1,277) | E£ 800 | 60% |

Transportation in Abadan (Iran) is 0% cheaper than in Al Mansurah (Egypt) | ||

Abadan (Iran) | Al Mansurah (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

﷼ 562,945,000 (E£ 239,774) | - | - |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

﷼ 9,801 (E£ 4.17) | E£ 4.44 | 6% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

﷼ 283,333 (E£ 121) | - | - |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ||

- | E£ 52 | - |

Personal Care in Abadan (Iran) is 36% more expensive than in Al Mansurah (Egypt) | ||

Abadan (Iran) | Al Mansurah (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

﷼ 71,667 (E£ 31) | E£ 27 | 13% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

﷼ 110,000 (E£ 47) | E£ 50 | 6% |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

﷼ 153,967 (E£ 66) | E£ 100 | 34% |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

﷼ 200,000 (E£ 85) | E£ 50 | 70% |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

﷼ 91,667 (E£ 39) | E£ 34 | 14% |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

﷼ 177,155 (E£ 75) | E£ 25 | 202% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

﷼ 96,667 (E£ 41) | E£ 30 | 37% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

﷼ 64,049 (E£ 27) | E£ 15 | 82% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

﷼ 150,000 (E£ 64) | E£ 50 | 28% |

Entertainment in Abadan (Iran) is 2% cheaper than in Al Mansurah (Egypt) | ||

Abadan (Iran) | Al Mansurah (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

﷼ 368,227 (E£ 157) | E£ 173 | 10% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

﷼ 130,000 (E£ 55) | E£ 60 | 8% |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

﷼ 433,333 (E£ 185) | E£ 120 | 54% |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

﷼ 717,668 (E£ 306) | E£ 350 | 13% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

- | E£ 25 | - |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

﷼ 56,667 (E£ 24) | E£ 15 | 61% |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

- | - | - |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

- | - | - |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

﷼ 1,000 (E£ 0.43) | - | - |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

﷼ 651,615 (E£ 278) | E£ 300 | 7% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

﷼ 93,333 (E£ 40) | E£ 40 | 1% |

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### Compare other countries

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 15,019**(﷼ 35,261,005) in Abadan to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 12,000**in Al Mansurah.