- Cost of Living
- United Arab Emirates
- Egypt
- Abu Dhabi
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 225% | |||
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Food in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is 225% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 25 (E£ 123) | E£ 61 | + 100% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dirham 25 (E£ 124) | E£ 48 | + 159% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 11 (E£ 56) | E£ 25 | + 121% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 7 (E£ 36) | E£ 10 | + 269% | |
12 eggs, large | Dirham 11 (E£ 53) | E£ 11 | + 398% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 6 (E£ 31) | E£ 6 | + 391% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 15 (E£ 74) | E£ 27 | + 174% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 8 (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 207% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 9 (E£ 44) | E£ 3.74 | + 1082% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 9 (E£ 42) | E£ 9 | + 368% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 48 (E£ 233) | E£ 89 | + 163% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dirham 4.94 (E£ 24) | E£ 9 | + 167% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 4.56 (E£ 22) | E£ 2.71 | + 727% | |
Housing | + 840% | |||
Housing in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is 840% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 13,583 (E£ 66,761) | E£ 4,450 | + 1400% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dirham 11,205 (E£ 55,069) | E£ 2,577 | + 2037% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 260 (E£ 1,278) | E£ 218 | + 486% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 7,278 (E£ 35,770) | E£ 2,526 | + 1316% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dirham 5,409 (E£ 26,585) | E£ 1,181 | + 2151% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dirham 130 (E£ 639) | E£ 512 | + 25% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dirham 294 (E£ 1,446) | E£ 443 | + 226% | |
40” flat screen TV | Dirham 1,576 (E£ 7,746) | E£ 5,512 | + 41% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 490 (E£ 2,408) | E£ 1,699 | + 42% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 33 (E£ 160) | E£ 64 | + 152% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 39 (E£ 190) | E£ 19 | + 914% | |
Clothes | + 68% | |||
Clothes in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is 68% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 231 (E£ 1,137) | E£ 645 | + 76% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dirham 196 (E£ 962) | E£ 599 | + 61% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 329 (E£ 1,615) | E£ 1,046 | + 54% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 355 (E£ 1,745) | E£ 720 | + 142% | |
Transportation | + 36% | |||
Transportation in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is 36% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 76,866 (E£ 377,789) | E£ 507,909 | - 26% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 1.81 (E£ 9) | E£ 3.02 | + 194% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 80 (E£ 393) | E£ 109 | + 261% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | Dirham 23 (E£ 115) | E£ 21 | + 450% | |
Personal Care | + 352% | |||
Personal Care in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is 352% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 22 (E£ 106) | E£ 24 | + 338% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 65 (E£ 318) | E£ 76 | + 318% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 166 (E£ 816) | E£ 112 | + 631% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dirham 33 (E£ 160) | E£ 30 | + 435% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 18 (E£ 88) | E£ 30 | + 195% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 18 (E£ 91) | E£ 27 | + 236% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 13 | + 399% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 14 (E£ 67) | E£ 12 | + 479% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 61 (E£ 299) | E£ 39 | + 662% | |
Entertainment | + 349% | |||
Entertainment in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is 349% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 207 (E£ 1,019) | E£ 119 | + 759% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 70 (E£ 344) | E£ 73 | + 369% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 534 (E£ 2,626) | E£ 283 | + 828% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 150 (E£ 737) | E£ 233 | + 216% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 57 (E£ 280) | E£ 52 | + 438% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 15 (E£ 75) | E£ 24 | + 215% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 30 (E£ 147) | E£ 19 | + 656% | |
iPod nano 16GB | Dirham 715 (E£ 3,514) | E£ 2,268 | + 55% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.38 (E£ 1.87) | E£ 0.23 | + 704% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 371 (E£ 1,826) | E£ 394 | + 364% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 10 (E£ 49) | E£ 26 | + 89% | |
TOTAL | + 318% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 1,812 prices entered by 207 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 25, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) is 318% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 54,334
(Dirham 11,055)
in Abu Dhabi
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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