- Cost of Living
- Israel
- Egypt
- Ashqelon
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Ashqelon, Israel compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 301% | |||
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Food in Ashqelon (Israel) is 301% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 49 ₪ (E£ 248) | E£ 61 | + 303% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 43 ₪ (E£ 214) | E£ 49 | + 337% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 16 ₪ (E£ 78) | E£ 32 | + 147% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 5.87 ₪ (E£ 29) | E£ 12 | + 156% | |
12 eggs, large | 15 ₪ (E£ 74) | E£ 16 | + 349% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.50 ₪ (E£ 28) | E£ 4.77 | + 479% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 25 ₪ (E£ 124) | E£ 28 | + 339% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ₪ (E£ 42) | E£ 12 | + 258% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.93 ₪ (E£ 25) | E£ 4.31 | + 475% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9 ₪ (E£ 43) | E£ 9 | + 385% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 38 ₪ (E£ 189) | E£ 89 | + 113% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 8 ₪ (E£ 38) | E£ 9 | + 321% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 4.82 ₪ (E£ 24) | E£ 2.71 | + 794% | |
Housing | + 298% | |||
Housing in Ashqelon (Israel) is 298% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 3,556 ₪ (E£ 17,850) | E£ 4,287 | + 316% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 2,729 ₪ (E£ 13,698) | E£ 2,487 | + 451% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 670 ₪ (E£ 3,364) | E£ 218 | + 1444% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 2,487 ₪ (E£ 12,483) | E£ 2,526 | + 394% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,971 ₪ (E£ 9,896) | E£ 1,181 | + 738% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,054 ₪ (E£ 5,290) | E£ 512 | + 932% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 88 ₪ (E£ 444) | E£ 443 | + 0% | |
40” flat screen TV | 2,057 ₪ (E£ 10,327) | E£ 5,512 | + 87% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 521 ₪ (E£ 2,615) | E£ 1,699 | + 54% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 41 ₪ (E£ 208) | E£ 64 | + 226% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 48 ₪ (E£ 238) | E£ 19 | + 1173% | |
Clothes | + 104% | |||
Clothes in Ashqelon (Israel) is 104% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 346 ₪ (E£ 1,738) | E£ 645 | + 169% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 226 ₪ (E£ 1,136) | E£ 581 | + 96% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 348 ₪ (E£ 1,746) | E£ 1,190 | + 47% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 350 ₪ (E£ 1,755) | E£ 720 | + 144% | |
Transportation | + 189% | |||
Transportation in Ashqelon (Israel) is 189% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 146,617 ₪ (E£ 736,046) | E£ 507,909 | + 45% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 7 ₪ (E£ 35) | E£ 2.81 | + 1128% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 197 ₪ (E£ 990) | E£ 109 | + 808% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 21 | - | |
Personal Care | + 438% | |||
Personal Care in Ashqelon (Israel) is 438% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 21 ₪ (E£ 103) | E£ 24 | + 326% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 41 ₪ (E£ 208) | E£ 76 | + 173% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 293 ₪ (E£ 1,472) | E£ 112 | + 1219% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 26 ₪ (E£ 132) | E£ 30 | + 341% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 20 ₪ (E£ 102) | E£ 19 | + 440% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 15 ₪ (E£ 75) | E£ 23 | + 231% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 5.54 ₪ (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 120% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 12 ₪ (E£ 59) | E£ 12 | + 410% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 56 ₪ (E£ 281) | E£ 27 | + 957% | |
Entertainment | + 336% | |||
Entertainment in Ashqelon (Israel) is 336% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 150 ₪ (E£ 755) | E£ 119 | + 536% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 76 ₪ (E£ 382) | E£ 73 | + 420% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 337 ₪ (E£ 1,691) | E£ 283 | + 498% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 248 ₪ (E£ 1,244) | E£ 233 | + 433% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 32 ₪ (E£ 160) | E£ 52 | + 207% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 13 ₪ (E£ 67) | E£ 24 | + 181% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 30 ₪ (E£ 149) | E£ 19 | + 662% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 844 ₪ (E£ 4,237) | E£ 2,268 | + 87% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.35 ₪ (E£ 1.74) | E£ 0.23 | + 649% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 263 ₪ (E£ 1,322) | E£ 379 | + 249% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 32 ₪ (E£ 163) | E£ 26 | + 524% | |
TOTAL | + 256% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 413 prices entered by 39 different people.
These prices were last updated on July 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
5.020
EGP
/
ILS
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Cost of living in Ashqelon (Israel) is 256% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 46,241
(9,211 ₪)
in Ashqelon
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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