- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Bern
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Bern, Switzerland**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 376% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Bern (Switzerland) is 376% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 368) | E£ 68 | + 442% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 13 (E£ 239) | E£ 65 | + 270% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 11 (E£ 204) | E£ 33 | + 523% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.35 (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 83% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 5.14 (E£ 95) | E£ 18 | + 414% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.58 (E£ 66) | E£ 6 | + 974% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 11 (E£ 193) | E£ 28 | + 587% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.92 (E£ 72) | E£ 16 | + 353% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 1.37 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.21 | + 384% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.77 (E£ 33) | E£ 17 | + 92% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 13 (E£ 239) | E£ 92 | + 159% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.34 (E£ 43) | E£ 11 | + 284% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 1.53 (E£ 28) | E£ 3.27 | + 761% | |

Housing | + 621% | |||

Housing in Bern (Switzerland) is 621% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,540 (E£ 46,777) | E£ 5,083 | + 820% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,829 (E£ 33,675) | E£ 2,637 | + 1177% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 143 (E£ 2,633) | E£ 291 | + 804% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,270 (E£ 23,388) | E£ 2,571 | + 810% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 959 (E£ 17,653) | E£ 1,457 | + 1112% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 72 (E£ 1,317) | E£ 238 | + 453% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 45 (E£ 820) | E£ 381 | + 115% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 714 (E£ 13,155) | E£ 6,052 | + 117% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 179 (E£ 3,293) | E£ 1,489 | + 121% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 10 (E£ 182) | E£ 67 | + 170% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 35 (E£ 651) | E£ 17 | + 3764% | |

Clothes | + 124% | |||

Clothes in Bern (Switzerland) is 124% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 113 (E£ 2,072) | E£ 735 | + 182% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 66 (E£ 1,215) | E£ 604 | + 101% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 154 (E£ 2,831) | E£ 1,448 | + 96% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 138 (E£ 2,547) | E£ 581 | + 338% | |

Transportation | + 325% | |||

Transportation in Bern (Switzerland) is 325% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,225 (E£ 372,463) | E£ 356,935 | + 4% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.46 (E£ 27) | E£ 3.35 | + 704% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 77 (E£ 1,418) | E£ 123 | + 1057% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 41 (E£ 757) | E£ 21 | + 3529% | |

Personal Care | + 724% | |||

Personal Care in Bern (Switzerland) is 724% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 11 (E£ 202) | E£ 24 | + 736% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 28 (E£ 522) | E£ 87 | + 496% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 106 (E£ 1,944) | E£ 98 | + 1882% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 7 (E£ 135) | E£ 40 | + 237% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.20 (E£ 96) | E£ 19 | + 407% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 5.60 (E£ 103) | E£ 23 | + 358% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 3.18 (E£ 59) | E£ 13 | + 365% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.38 (E£ 62) | E£ 12 | + 438% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 45 (E£ 824) | E£ 28 | + 2869% | |

Entertainment | + 421% | |||

Entertainment in Bern (Switzerland) is 421% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 59 (E£ 1,086) | E£ 119 | + 815% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 663) | E£ 86 | + 672% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 170 (E£ 3,124) | E£ 244 | + 1183% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 100 (E£ 1,842) | E£ 214 | + 761% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 15 (E£ 276) | E£ 52 | + 430% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.24 (E£ 78) | E£ 24 | + 227% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 6.00 (E£ 110) | E£ 19 | + 467% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 599 (E£ 11,037) | E£ 12,013 | - 8% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.46 (E£ 8) | E£ 0.23 | + 3632% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 105 (E£ 1,928) | E£ 433 | + 345% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 149) | E£ 26 | + 477% | |

TOTAL | + 415% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 386 prices entered by 53 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
18.416
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**Bern (Switzerland)**
is
**415% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

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