- Cost of Living
- Israel
- Egypt
- Ashqelon
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Ashqelon, Israel**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 169% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Ashqelon (Israel) is 169% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 49 ₪ (E£ 246) | E£ 72 | + 242% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 43 ₪ (E£ 215) | E£ 72 | + 200% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 15 ₪ (E£ 77) | E£ 36 | + 111% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 5.80 ₪ (E£ 29) | E£ 13 | + 115% | |

12 eggs, large | 14 ₪ (E£ 72) | E£ 20 | + 256% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.33 ₪ (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 89% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 25 ₪ (E£ 126) | E£ 29 | + 337% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 9 ₪ (E£ 44) | E£ 21 | + 111% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.72 ₪ (E£ 24) | E£ 5.98 | + 293% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9 ₪ (E£ 43) | E£ 19 | + 120% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 36 ₪ (E£ 179) | E£ 92 | + 94% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 8 ₪ (E£ 38) | E£ 11 | + 233% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 4.56 ₪ (E£ 23) | E£ 10 | + 120% | |

Housing | + 174% | |||

Housing in Ashqelon (Israel) is 174% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 3,711 ₪ (E£ 18,480) | E£ 5,401 | + 242% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 2,844 ₪ (E£ 14,164) | E£ 3,866 | + 266% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 670 ₪ (E£ 3,336) | E£ 898 | + 272% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 2,629 ₪ (E£ 13,089) | E£ 3,625 | + 261% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,920 ₪ (E£ 9,561) | E£ 2,335 | + 309% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,025 ₪ (E£ 5,104) | E£ 736 | + 593% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 89 ₪ (E£ 441) | E£ 365 | + 21% | |

40” flat screen TV | 1,733 ₪ (E£ 8,631) | E£ 6,508 | + 33% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 486 ₪ (E£ 2,419) | E£ 1,489 | + 62% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 35 ₪ (E£ 175) | E£ 67 | + 160% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 47 ₪ (E£ 233) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 64% | |||

Clothes in Ashqelon (Israel) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 322 ₪ (E£ 1,602) | E£ 740 | + 116% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 192 ₪ (E£ 954) | E£ 614 | + 55% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 343 ₪ (E£ 1,707) | E£ 1,504 | + 14% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 376 ₪ (E£ 1,871) | E£ 777 | + 141% | |

Transportation | + 191% | |||

Transportation in Ashqelon (Israel) is 191% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 144,333 ₪ (E£ 718,720) | E£ 453,039 | + 59% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 32) | E£ 3.88 | + 731% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 206 ₪ (E£ 1,026) | E£ 182 | + 462% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 58 ₪ (E£ 288) | E£ 126 | + 128% | |

Personal Care | + 180% | |||

Personal Care in Ashqelon (Israel) is 180% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20 ₪ (E£ 102) | E£ 33 | + 210% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 41 ₪ (E£ 206) | E£ 80 | + 158% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 103 ₪ (E£ 511) | E£ 200 | + 156% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 28 ₪ (E£ 139) | E£ 40 | + 248% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 17 ₪ (E£ 86) | E£ 21 | + 310% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 14 ₪ (E£ 70) | E£ 26 | + 171% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 5.69 ₪ (E£ 28) | E£ 20 | + 43% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 11 ₪ (E£ 55) | E£ 15 | + 273% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 45 ₪ (E£ 224) | E£ 48 | + 371% | |

Entertainment | + 196% | |||

Entertainment in Ashqelon (Israel) is 196% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 146 ₪ (E£ 729) | E£ 153 | + 376% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 81 ₪ (E£ 402) | E£ 96 | + 318% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 325 ₪ (E£ 1,620) | E£ 520 | + 212% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 247 ₪ (E£ 1,228) | E£ 228 | + 439% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 39 ₪ (E£ 196) | E£ 52 | + 275% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 13 ₪ (E£ 66) | E£ 24 | + 172% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 145) | E£ 19 | + 644% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 1,950 ₪ (E£ 9,710) | E£ 11,487 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.26 ₪ (E£ 1.31) | E£ 0.23 | + 478% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 243 ₪ (E£ 1,209) | E£ 416 | + 191% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 32 ₪ (E£ 158) | E£ 28 | + 463% | |

TOTAL | + 172% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 448 prices entered by 32 different people.

These prices were last updated on April 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.980
EGP
/
ILS

## Do you live in Alexandria? We need your help!

## Recent Comparisons

- Cost of living in Davao is 66% cheaper than in Honolulu
- Cost of living in New York is about the same as in London
- Cost of living in Melbourne is 13% cheaper than in Sydney
- Cost of living in Vancouver is about the same as in Toronto
- Cost of living in Morelia is 58% cheaper than in Portland
- Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur is 53% cheaper than in Singapore
- Cost of living in Toronto is 25% more expensive than in Montreal
- Cost of living in Buenos Aires is 64% cheaper than in Caracas
- Cost of living in New York is 152% more expensive than in Santo Domingo
- Cost of living in Buenos Aires is 28% cheaper than in Montevideo

### Compare other countries

## Cost of Living and Prices in Similar Cities

- Cost of Living, Prices in Limassol (Cyprus)
- Cost of Living, Prices in Bern (Switzerland)
- Cost of Living, Prices in Ankara (Turkey)
- Cost of Living, Prices in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
- Cost of Living, Prices in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
- Cost of Living, Prices in Berlin (Germany)
- Cost of Living, Prices in Lausanne (Switzerland)
- Cost of Living, Prices in Podgorica (Montenegro)

#
Cost of living in
**Ashqelon (Israel)**
is
**172% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 46,198**(9,277 ₪) in Ashqelon to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

- Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Bogotá costs COL$12,000 (15 minutes ago)
- Public transport in Bangalore costs ₨2,500 (19 minutes ago)
- One-way ticket in public transport in Dubai costs Dirham 5.00 (36 minutes ago)
- Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Leeds costs £15 (about 1 hour ago)
- Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Addis Ababa costs 20,000 Birr (about 1 hour ago)
- Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Madras costs ₨250 (about 2 hours ago)