- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Bern
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Bern, Switzerland compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 389% | |||
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Food in Bern (Switzerland) is 389% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 356) | E£ 68 | + 426% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 13 (E£ 232) | E£ 63 | + 267% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 11 (E£ 198) | E£ 31 | + 530% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.35 (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 87% | |
12 eggs, large | CHF 5.14 (E£ 92) | E£ 16 | + 456% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.58 (E£ 64) | E£ 6 | + 941% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 11 (E£ 187) | E£ 29 | + 547% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.92 (E£ 70) | E£ 15 | + 364% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 1.37 (E£ 24) | E£ 5.21 | + 369% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.77 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 128% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 13 (E£ 232) | E£ 88 | + 162% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.46 (E£ 44) | E£ 10 | + 333% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 1.53 (E£ 27) | E£ 2.60 | + 949% | |
Housing | + 644% | |||
Housing in Bern (Switzerland) is 644% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,540 (E£ 45,255) | E£ 4,715 | + 860% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,829 (E£ 32,580) | E£ 2,520 | + 1193% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 143 (E£ 2,548) | E£ 253 | + 906% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,270 (E£ 22,628) | E£ 2,488 | + 809% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 959 (E£ 17,079) | E£ 1,489 | + 1047% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 72 (E£ 1,274) | E£ 238 | + 435% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 45 (E£ 793) | E£ 397 | + 100% | |
40” flat screen TV | CHF 714 (E£ 12,727) | E£ 6,060 | + 110% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 179 (E£ 3,186) | E£ 1,489 | + 114% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 10 (E£ 176) | E£ 60 | + 193% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 35 (E£ 630) | E£ 17 | + 3638% | |
Clothes | + 120% | |||
Clothes in Bern (Switzerland) is 120% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 113 (E£ 2,004) | E£ 735 | + 173% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 66 (E£ 1,176) | E£ 604 | + 95% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 154 (E£ 2,739) | E£ 1,448 | + 89% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 138 (E£ 2,465) | E£ 581 | + 324% | |
Transportation | + 337% | |||
Transportation in Bern (Switzerland) is 337% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,225 (E£ 360,348) | E£ 348,808 | + 3% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.46 (E£ 26) | E£ 3.19 | + 716% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 77 (E£ 1,372) | E£ 123 | + 1019% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 41 (E£ 733) | E£ 21 | + 3411% | |
Personal Care | + 655% | |||
Personal Care in Bern (Switzerland) is 655% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 11 (E£ 196) | E£ 24 | + 708% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 26 (E£ 463) | E£ 90 | + 415% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 106 (E£ 1,880) | E£ 98 | + 1817% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 7 (E£ 131) | E£ 30 | + 335% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.20 (E£ 93) | E£ 19 | + 391% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 5.60 (E£ 100) | E£ 23 | + 343% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 3.18 (E£ 57) | E£ 13 | + 350% | |
Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.38 (E£ 60) | E£ 12 | + 421% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 45 (E£ 797) | E£ 28 | + 2772% | |
Entertainment | + 388% | |||
Entertainment in Bern (Switzerland) is 388% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 59 (E£ 1,057) | E£ 119 | + 791% | |
2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 641) | E£ 86 | + 647% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 170 (E£ 3,022) | E£ 266 | + 1035% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 100 (E£ 1,782) | E£ 214 | + 733% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 15 (E£ 266) | E£ 52 | + 409% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.24 (E£ 76) | E£ 24 | + 216% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 6.00 (E£ 107) | E£ 19 | + 448% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 599 (E£ 10,678) | E£ 12,013 | - 11% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.46 (E£ 8) | E£ 0.23 | + 3415% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 105 (E£ 1,865) | E£ 433 | + 331% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 144) | E£ 26 | + 458% | |
TOTAL | + 414% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 416 prices entered by 56 different people.
These prices were last updated on November 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Bern (Switzerland) is 414% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 72,015
(CHF 4,042)
in Bern
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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