- Cost of Living
- Hungary
- Egypt
- Békéscsaba
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Békéscsaba, Hungary**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 27% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Békéscsaba (Hungary) is 27% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 1,648 Ft (E£ 108) | E£ 72 | + 49% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,334 Ft (E£ 87) | E£ 72 | + 22% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 780 Ft (E£ 51) | E£ 37 | + 36% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 240 Ft (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 16% | |

12 eggs, large | 429 Ft (E£ 28) | E£ 20 | + 39% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 450 Ft (E£ 29) | E£ 14 | + 109% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 1,101 Ft (E£ 72) | E£ 29 | + 148% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 208 Ft (E£ 14) | E£ 21 | - 36% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 142 Ft (E£ 9) | E£ 5.86 | + 58% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 193 Ft (E£ 13) | E£ 19 | - 35% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,112 Ft (E£ 73) | E£ 92 | - 21% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 370 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 11 | + 114% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 132 Ft (E£ 9) | E£ 10 | - 17% | |

Housing | - 8% | |||

Housing in Békéscsaba (Hungary) is 8% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 71,377 Ft (E£ 4,657) | E£ 5,401 | - 14% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 38,776 Ft (E£ 2,530) | E£ 3,866 | - 35% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 23,031 Ft (E£ 1,503) | E£ 898 | + 67% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 40,000 Ft (E£ 2,610) | E£ 3,625 | - 28% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 40,000 Ft (E£ 2,610) | E£ 2,335 | + 12% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | - | E£ 736 | - | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 3,411 Ft (E£ 223) | E£ 365 | - 39% | |

40” flat screen TV | 200,000 Ft (E£ 13,048) | E£ 6,508 | + 100% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 19,000 Ft (E£ 1,240) | E£ 1,877 | - 34% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2,925 Ft (E£ 191) | E£ 67 | + 183% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | - | - | |

Clothes | - 6% | |||

Clothes in Békéscsaba (Hungary) is 6% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 16,201 Ft (E£ 1,057) | E£ 740 | + 43% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 8,741 Ft (E£ 570) | E£ 681 | - 16% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 16,938 Ft (E£ 1,105) | E£ 1,691 | - 35% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 17,995 Ft (E£ 1,174) | E£ 777 | + 51% | |

Transportation | + 24% | |||

Transportation in Békéscsaba (Hungary) is 24% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 2,000,000 Ft (E£ 130,481) | E£ 453,039 | - 71% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 375 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 3.88 | + 530% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 7,588 Ft (E£ 495) | E£ 182 | + 171% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 126 | - | |

Personal Care | + 78% | |||

Personal Care in Békéscsaba (Hungary) is 78% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 1,133 Ft (E£ 74) | E£ 33 | + 126% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 1,500 Ft (E£ 98) | E£ 72 | + 35% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 5,000 Ft (E£ 326) | E£ 200 | + 63% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 725 Ft (E£ 47) | E£ 40 | + 18% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 656 Ft (E£ 43) | E£ 21 | + 104% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 1,067 Ft (E£ 70) | E£ 26 | + 171% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 423 Ft (E£ 28) | E£ 20 | + 39% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 317 Ft (E£ 21) | E£ 15 | + 41% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 1,933 Ft (E£ 126) | E£ 46 | + 174% | |

Entertainment | + 5% | |||

Entertainment in Békéscsaba (Hungary) is 5% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 4,167 Ft (E£ 272) | E£ 153 | + 77% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 2,910 Ft (E£ 190) | E£ 99 | + 92% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 4,933 Ft (E£ 322) | E£ 520 | - 38% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | - | E£ 249 | - | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,300 Ft (E£ 85) | E£ 52 | + 63% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 200 Ft (E£ 13) | E£ 25 | - 48% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 304 Ft (E£ 20) | E£ 19 | + 2% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 11,487 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 0.23 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 2,990 Ft (E£ 195) | E£ 416 | - 53% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 996 Ft (E£ 65) | E£ 28 | + 132% | |

TOTAL | + 13% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 281 prices entered by 23 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 26, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.06524
EGP
/
HUF

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#
Cost of living in
**Békéscsaba (Hungary)**
is
**13% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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