- Cost of Living
- Brazil
- Egypt
- Belém
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Belém, Brazil**
vs
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 56% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Belém (Brazil) is 56% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | R$ 21 (E£ 96) | E£ 81 | + 18% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | R$ 25 (E£ 114) | E£ 73 | + 58% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | R$ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 38 | + 1% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | R$ 3.86 (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 32% | |

12 eggs, large | R$ 10 (E£ 44) | E£ 20 | + 117% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | R$ 4.60 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 69% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | R$ 13 (E£ 62) | E£ 29 | + 111% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | R$ 7 (E£ 31) | E£ 22 | + 41% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | R$ 3.77 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.88 | + 195% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | R$ 4.44 (E£ 20) | E£ 19 | + 5% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | R$ 35 (E£ 161) | E£ 92 | + 75% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | R$ 6 (E£ 29) | E£ 11 | + 159% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | R$ 3.44 (E£ 16) | E£ 6 | + 154% | |

Housing | + 73% | |||

Housing in Belém (Brazil) is 73% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 2,515 (E£ 11,561) | E£ 5,401 | + 114% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | R$ 1,412 (E£ 6,490) | E£ 3,866 | + 68% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | R$ 479 (E£ 2,200) | E£ 898 | + 145% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 2,138 (E£ 9,826) | E£ 3,602 | + 173% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | R$ 1,178 (E£ 5,414) | E£ 2,335 | + 132% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | R$ 351 (E£ 1,615) | E£ 736 | + 119% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | R$ 86 (E£ 394) | E£ 365 | + 8% | |

40” flat screen TV | R$ 1,766 (E£ 8,117) | E£ 6,508 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | R$ 434 (E£ 1,994) | E£ 1,877 | + 6% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | R$ 16 (E£ 72) | E£ 67 | + 7% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | R$ 10 (E£ 47) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 4% | |||

Clothes in Belém (Brazil) is 4% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | R$ 126 (E£ 581) | E£ 740 | - 21% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | R$ 172 (E£ 790) | E£ 681 | + 16% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | R$ 239 (E£ 1,098) | E£ 1,691 | - 35% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | R$ 257 (E£ 1,180) | E£ 777 | + 52% | |

Transportation | + 82% | |||

Transportation in Belém (Brazil) is 82% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | R$ 80,563 (E£ 370,314) | E£ 453,039 | - 18% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | R$ 3.95 (E£ 18) | E£ 3.88 | + 368% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | R$ 163 (E£ 749) | E£ 182 | + 310% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | R$ 35 (E£ 159) | E£ 126 | + 26% | |

Personal Care | + 112% | |||

Personal Care in Belém (Brazil) is 112% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | R$ 16 (E£ 73) | E£ 33 | + 124% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | R$ 36 (E£ 166) | E£ 72 | + 129% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | R$ 187 (E£ 860) | E£ 200 | + 330% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | R$ 10 (E£ 45) | E£ 40 | + 12% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | R$ 9 (E£ 42) | E£ 21 | + 98% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | R$ 12 (E£ 53) | E£ 26 | + 108% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | R$ 4.11 (E£ 19) | E£ 20 | - 5% | |

Tube of toothpaste | R$ 3.26 (E£ 15) | E£ 15 | + 2% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | R$ 22 (E£ 102) | E£ 46 | + 121% | |

Entertainment | + 105% | |||

Entertainment in Belém (Brazil) is 105% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | R$ 73 (E£ 335) | E£ 153 | + 118% | |

2 tickets to the movies | R$ 45 (E£ 206) | E£ 99 | + 109% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | R$ 117 (E£ 537) | E£ 520 | + 3% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | R$ 141 (E£ 649) | E£ 249 | + 161% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | R$ 18 (E£ 81) | E£ 52 | + 56% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | R$ 5.90 (E£ 27) | E£ 25 | + 8% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | R$ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 19 | + 97% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | R$ 2,791 (E£ 12,828) | E£ 12,152 | + 6% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | R$ 1.17 (E£ 5.38) | E£ 0.23 | + 2271% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | R$ 180 (E£ 828) | E£ 416 | + 99% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | R$ 10 (E£ 44) | E£ 28 | + 57% | |

TOTAL | + 73% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 245 prices entered by 28 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.597
EGP
/
BRL

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#
Cost of living in
**Belém (Brazil)**
is
**73% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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