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Cost of living comparison between Arad, Romania and Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | 0% | |||
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Food in Arad (Romania) is 0% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 23 lei (E£ 49) | E£ 59 | 17% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 17 lei (E£ 37) | E£ 36 | 2% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 10 lei (E£ 21) | E£ 22 | 5% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 3.54 lei (E£ 8) | E£ 8 | 8% | |
12 eggs, large | 8 lei (E£ 18) | E£ 14 | 28% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.59 lei (E£ 12) | E£ 3.84 | 211% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 15 lei (E£ 32) | E£ 21 | 52% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 4.73 lei (E£ 10) | E£ 12 | 19% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.87 lei (E£ 4.01) | E£ 4.81 | 17% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 3.05 lei (E£ 7) | E£ 13 | 51% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 25 lei (E£ 53) | E£ 90 | 41% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.99 lei (E£ 13) | E£ 8 | 64% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 2.15 lei (E£ 4.61) | E£ 2.50 | 84% | |
Housing | 26% | |||
Housing in Arad (Romania) is 26% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 1,225 lei (E£ 2,622) | E£ 3,491 | 25% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 830 lei (E£ 1,777) | E£ 1,935 | 8% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 337 lei (E£ 722) | E£ 188 | 284% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 782 lei (E£ 1,675) | E£ 1,820 | 8% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 450 lei (E£ 964) | E£ 1,554 | 38% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 209 lei (E£ 448) | E£ 1,158 | 61% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 40 lei (E£ 85) | E£ 289 | 71% | |
40” flat screen TV | 2,081 lei (E£ 4,455) | E£ 4,882 | 9% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 415 lei (E£ 888) | E£ 1,022 | 13% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 50 lei (E£ 107) | E£ 44 | 144% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 17 lei (E£ 35) | E£ 18 | 100% | |
Clothes | 13% | |||
Clothes in Arad (Romania) is 13% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 194 lei (E£ 415) | E£ 398 | 4% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 125 lei (E£ 267) | E£ 331 | 19% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 254 lei (E£ 543) | E£ 737 | 26% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 299 lei (E£ 640) | E£ 540 | 19% | |
Transportation | 52% | |||
Transportation in Arad (Romania) is 52% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 73,841 lei (E£ 158,064) | E£ 142,552 | 11% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 5.38 lei (E£ 12) | E£ 2.25 | 412% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 64 lei (E£ 137) | E£ 120 | 14% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 20 lei (E£ 42) | E£ 21 | 96% | |
Personal Care | 96% | |||
Personal Care in Arad (Romania) is 96% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 22 lei (E£ 46) | E£ 20 | 136% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 19 lei (E£ 41) | - | - | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 70 lei (E£ 150) | E£ 76 | 98% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 25 lei (E£ 54) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 24 lei (E£ 51) | E£ 18 | 175% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 17 lei (E£ 37) | E£ 19 | 96% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 6 lei (E£ 13) | E£ 8 | 70% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 13 lei (E£ 27) | E£ 5.21 | 415% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 25 lei (E£ 53) | E£ 25 | 110% | |
Entertainment | 51% | |||
Entertainment in Arad (Romania) is 51% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 77 lei (E£ 166) | E£ 65 | 153% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 38 lei (E£ 82) | E£ 66 | 24% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 45 lei (E£ 96) | E£ 365 | 74% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 156 lei (E£ 334) | E£ 206 | 62% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 17 lei (E£ 36) | E£ 32 | 10% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 11 lei (E£ 23) | E£ 19 | 17% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 5.10 lei (E£ 11) | E£ 12 | 11% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 755 lei (E£ 1,616) | E£ 1,962 | 18% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.69 lei (E£ 1.48) | E£ 0.24 | 530% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 225 lei (E£ 481) | E£ 325 | 48% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 14 lei (E£ 31) | E£ 23 | 36% | |
TOTAL | 15% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 265 prices entered by 20 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 23, 2016.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Arad (Romania) is 15% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 18,742
(8,755 lei)
in Arad
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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