- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Aarau
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Aarau, Switzerland compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 519% | |||
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Food in Aarau (Switzerland) is 519% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 21 (E£ 375) | E£ 54 | + 590% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 13 (E£ 227) | E£ 43 | + 427% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 12 (E£ 211) | E£ 27 | + 672% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 2.43 (E£ 43) | E£ 10 | + 324% | |
12 eggs, large | CHF 6 (E£ 113) | E£ 16 | + 604% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 2.94 (E£ 52) | E£ 3.92 | + 1222% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 10 (E£ 182) | E£ 34 | + 433% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 4.21 (E£ 74) | E£ 20 | + 271% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 2.88 (E£ 51) | E£ 4.31 | + 1082% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 2.16 (E£ 38) | E£ 14 | + 183% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 17 (E£ 298) | E£ 90 | + 230% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.52 (E£ 44) | E£ 8 | + 429% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 2.15 (E£ 38) | E£ 3.32 | + 1041% | |
Housing | + 565% | |||
Housing in Aarau (Switzerland) is 565% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,080 (E£ 36,733) | E£ 3,914 | + 838% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,796 (E£ 31,712) | E£ 1,987 | + 1496% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 225 (E£ 3,973) | E£ 208 | + 1808% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,100 (E£ 19,427) | E£ 2,474 | + 685% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 1,000 (E£ 17,661) | E£ 1,571 | + 1024% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | - | E£ 282 | - | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 33 (E£ 584) | E£ 289 | + 102% | |
40” flat screen TV | CHF 641 (E£ 11,323) | E£ 4,994 | + 127% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 150 (E£ 2,641) | E£ 1,249 | + 112% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 18 (E£ 318) | E£ 69 | + 363% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 25 (E£ 442) | E£ 17 | + 2454% | |
Clothes | + 369% | |||
Clothes in Aarau (Switzerland) is 369% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 98 (E£ 1,735) | E£ 555 | + 212% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 153 (E£ 2,699) | E£ 507 | + 433% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 163 (E£ 2,882) | E£ 951 | + 203% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 155 (E£ 2,738) | E£ 397 | + 590% | |
Transportation | + 369% | |||
Transportation in Aarau (Switzerland) is 369% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 29,062 (E£ 513,258) | E£ 247,119 | + 108% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.73 (E£ 31) | E£ 2.56 | + 1093% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 78 (E£ 1,376) | E£ 126 | + 996% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 17 | - | |
Personal Care | + 560% | |||
Personal Care in Aarau (Switzerland) is 560% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 13 (E£ 226) | E£ 17 | + 1213% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | - | E£ 60 | - | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 93 (E£ 1,648) | E£ 101 | + 1526% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 8 (E£ 132) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 4.64 (E£ 82) | E£ 15 | + 442% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 4.77 (E£ 84) | E£ 18 | + 360% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 2.00 (E£ 35) | E£ 6 | + 460% | |
Tube of toothpaste | CHF 2.95 (E£ 52) | E£ 4.18 | + 1144% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 53 (E£ 940) | E£ 26 | + 3557% | |
Entertainment | + 313% | |||
Entertainment in Aarau (Switzerland) is 313% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 62 (E£ 1,098) | E£ 103 | + 970% | |
2 tickets to the movies | CHF 34 (E£ 592) | E£ 73 | + 711% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 164 (E£ 2,904) | E£ 354 | + 720% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 106 (E£ 1,876) | E£ 211 | + 788% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 16 (E£ 281) | E£ 46 | + 508% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 5.57 (E£ 98) | E£ 26 | + 282% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 6 (E£ 114) | E£ 21 | + 436% | |
iPod nano 16GB | CHF 215 (E£ 3,788) | E£ 1,962 | + 93% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.33 (E£ 5.74) | E£ 3.00 | + 91% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 54 (E£ 962) | E£ 354 | + 172% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 149) | E£ 26 | + 465% | |
TOTAL | + 443% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 349 prices entered by 22 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 10, 2016.
Exchange rate:
17.661
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CHF
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Cost of living in Aarau (Switzerland) is 443% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 81,421
(CHF 4,610)
in Aarau
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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