- Cost of Living
- Canada
- Egypt
- Abbotsford
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Abbotsford, Canada**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 158% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Abbotsford (Canada) is 158% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | C$15 (E£ 205) | E£ 72 | + 185% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | C$9 (E£ 125) | E£ 72 | + 75% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | C$5.69 (E£ 77) | E£ 37 | + 105% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | C$2.05 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 105% | |

12 eggs, large | C$4.81 (E£ 65) | E£ 20 | + 222% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | C$2.90 (E£ 39) | E£ 14 | + 178% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | C$10 (E£ 133) | E£ 29 | + 361% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | C$4.00 (E£ 54) | E£ 21 | + 157% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | C$3.34 (E£ 45) | E£ 5.86 | + 668% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | C$3.36 (E£ 45) | E£ 19 | + 133% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | C$16 (E£ 210) | E£ 92 | + 128% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | C$2.41 (E£ 32) | E£ 11 | + 187% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | C$2.01 (E£ 27) | E£ 10 | + 161% | |

Housing | + 152% | |||

Housing in Abbotsford (Canada) is 152% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,651 (E£ 22,228) | E£ 5,401 | + 312% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | C$1,142 (E£ 15,382) | E£ 3,866 | + 298% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | C$102 (E£ 1,380) | E£ 898 | + 54% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,038 (E£ 13,973) | E£ 3,602 | + 288% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | C$779 (E£ 10,489) | E£ 2,335 | + 349% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | C$66 (E£ 895) | E£ 736 | + 22% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | C$39 (E£ 532) | E£ 365 | + 46% | |

40” flat screen TV | C$351 (E£ 4,733) | E£ 6,508 | - 27% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | C$86 (E£ 1,163) | E£ 1,877 | - 38% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | C$9 (E£ 117) | E£ 67 | + 73% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | C$22 (E£ 302) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 12% | |||

Clothes in Abbotsford (Canada) is 12% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | C$59 (E£ 800) | E£ 740 | + 8% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | C$40 (E£ 543) | E£ 681 | - 20% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | C$93 (E£ 1,249) | E£ 1,691 | - 26% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | C$92 (E£ 1,243) | E£ 777 | + 60% | |

Transportation | + 113% | |||

Transportation in Abbotsford (Canada) is 113% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | C$22,749 (E£ 306,355) | E£ 453,039 | - 32% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | C$1.27 (E£ 17) | E£ 3.88 | + 341% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | C$67 (E£ 900) | E£ 182 | + 394% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | C$31 (E£ 416) | E£ 101 | + 313% | |

Personal Care | + 219% | |||

Personal Care in Abbotsford (Canada) is 219% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | C$8 (E£ 103) | E£ 33 | + 213% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | C$20 (E£ 269) | E£ 72 | + 272% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | C$82 (E£ 1,103) | E£ 200 | + 451% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | C$6 (E£ 87) | E£ 40 | + 117% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | C$3.72 (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | + 138% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | C$2.83 (E£ 38) | E£ 26 | + 48% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | C$3.09 (E£ 42) | E£ 20 | + 110% | |

Tube of toothpaste | C$2.46 (E£ 33) | E£ 15 | + 126% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | C$19 (E£ 260) | E£ 46 | + 464% | |

Entertainment | + 252% | |||

Entertainment in Abbotsford (Canada) is 252% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | C$46 (E£ 621) | E£ 153 | + 306% | |

2 tickets to the movies | C$26 (E£ 352) | E£ 99 | + 256% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | C$101 (E£ 1,361) | E£ 520 | + 162% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | C$85 (E£ 1,142) | E£ 249 | + 359% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | C$8 (E£ 114) | E£ 52 | + 119% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | C$5.34 (E£ 72) | E£ 25 | + 185% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | C$5.67 (E£ 76) | E£ 19 | + 292% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | C$549 (E£ 7,398) | E£ 11,487 | - 36% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | C$1.04 (E£ 14) | E£ 0.23 | + 6081% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | C$35 (E£ 473) | E£ 416 | + 14% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | C$11 (E£ 144) | E£ 28 | + 416% | |

TOTAL | + 146% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 505 prices entered by 39 different people.

These prices were last updated on July 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.467
EGP
/
CAD

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#
Cost of living in
**Abbotsford (Canada)**
is
**146% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 39,427**(C$2,928) in Abbotsford to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 16,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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