- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Bern
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Bern, Switzerland compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 412% | |||
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Food in Bern (Switzerland) is 412% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 365) | E£ 66 | + 458% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 13 (E£ 237) | E£ 60 | + 294% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 11 (E£ 203) | E£ 32 | + 527% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.35 (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 95% | |
12 eggs, large | CHF 5.14 (E£ 94) | E£ 16 | + 470% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.58 (E£ 65) | E£ 6 | + 967% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 11 (E£ 192) | E£ 27 | + 608% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.92 (E£ 72) | E£ 15 | + 376% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 1.37 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.21 | + 381% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.77 (E£ 32) | E£ 13 | + 156% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 13 (E£ 237) | E£ 88 | + 169% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.46 (E£ 45) | E£ 10 | + 367% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 1.53 (E£ 28) | E£ 2.28 | + 1128% | |
Housing | + 665% | |||
Housing in Bern (Switzerland) is 665% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,540 (E£ 46,403) | E£ 4,826 | + 861% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,829 (E£ 33,406) | E£ 2,486 | + 1244% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 143 (E£ 2,612) | E£ 245 | + 964% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,270 (E£ 23,201) | E£ 2,488 | + 832% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 959 (E£ 17,512) | E£ 1,489 | + 1076% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 72 (E£ 1,306) | E£ 238 | + 449% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 45 (E£ 813) | E£ 397 | + 105% | |
40” flat screen TV | CHF 714 (E£ 13,050) | E£ 6,060 | + 115% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 179 (E£ 3,266) | E£ 1,489 | + 119% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 10 (E£ 180) | E£ 55 | + 228% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 35 (E£ 646) | E£ 17 | + 3733% | |
Clothes | + 128% | |||
Clothes in Bern (Switzerland) is 128% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 113 (E£ 2,055) | E£ 735 | + 180% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 66 (E£ 1,206) | E£ 604 | + 100% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 154 (E£ 2,809) | E£ 1,360 | + 106% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 138 (E£ 2,527) | E£ 581 | + 335% | |
Transportation | + 349% | |||
Transportation in Bern (Switzerland) is 349% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,225 (E£ 369,486) | E£ 348,808 | + 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.46 (E£ 27) | E£ 3.19 | + 736% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 77 (E£ 1,407) | E£ 123 | + 1048% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 41 (E£ 751) | E£ 21 | + 3500% | |
Personal Care | + 678% | |||
Personal Care in Bern (Switzerland) is 678% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 11 (E£ 201) | E£ 24 | + 729% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 26 (E£ 475) | E£ 90 | + 428% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 106 (E£ 1,928) | E£ 98 | + 1866% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 7 (E£ 134) | E£ 30 | + 346% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.20 (E£ 95) | E£ 19 | + 403% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 5.60 (E£ 102) | E£ 23 | + 354% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 3.18 (E£ 58) | E£ 13 | + 361% | |
Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.38 (E£ 62) | E£ 12 | + 434% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 45 (E£ 817) | E£ 28 | + 2845% | |
Entertainment | + 405% | |||
Entertainment in Bern (Switzerland) is 405% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 59 (E£ 1,084) | E£ 119 | + 813% | |
2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 658) | E£ 80 | + 721% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 170 (E£ 3,099) | E£ 323 | + 859% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 100 (E£ 1,827) | E£ 214 | + 754% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 15 (E£ 272) | E£ 52 | + 422% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.24 (E£ 77) | E£ 24 | + 225% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 6.00 (E£ 110) | E£ 19 | + 462% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | CHF 624 (E£ 11,404) | E£ 12,013 | - 5% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.46 (E£ 8) | E£ 0.23 | + 3505% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 105 (E£ 1,912) | E£ 433 | + 342% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 148) | E£ 26 | + 473% | |
TOTAL | + 434% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 490 prices entered by 52 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 26, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Bern (Switzerland) is 434% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 69,420
(CHF 3,800)
in Bern
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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