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

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

Currency:

Food | + 277% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Bern (Switzerland) is 277% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 361) | E£ 72 | + 401% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 13 (E£ 235) | E£ 72 | + 228% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 11 (E£ 200) | E£ 37 | + 438% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.35 (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 81% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 5.14 (E£ 93) | E£ 20 | + 361% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.58 (E£ 65) | E£ 14 | + 359% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 11 (E£ 190) | E£ 29 | + 556% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.92 (E£ 71) | E£ 21 | + 237% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 1.37 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.86 | + 322% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.77 (E£ 32) | E£ 19 | + 65% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 13 (E£ 235) | E£ 92 | + 154% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.34 (E£ 42) | E£ 11 | + 274% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 1.53 (E£ 28) | E£ 10 | + 167% | |

Housing | + 354% | |||

Housing in Bern (Switzerland) is 354% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,540 (E£ 45,867) | E£ 5,401 | + 749% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,829 (E£ 33,020) | E£ 3,866 | + 754% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 143 (E£ 2,582) | E£ 898 | + 188% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,270 (E£ 22,933) | E£ 3,625 | + 533% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 959 (E£ 17,310) | E£ 2,335 | + 641% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 72 (E£ 1,291) | E£ 736 | + 75% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 45 (E£ 804) | E£ 365 | + 120% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 714 (E£ 12,899) | E£ 6,508 | + 98% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 179 (E£ 3,229) | E£ 1,877 | + 72% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 10 (E£ 178) | E£ 67 | + 164% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 37 (E£ 668) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 97% | |||

Clothes in Bern (Switzerland) is 97% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 113 (E£ 2,031) | E£ 740 | + 174% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 66 (E£ 1,192) | E£ 681 | + 75% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 154 (E£ 2,776) | E£ 1,691 | + 64% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 138 (E£ 2,498) | E£ 777 | + 222% | |

Transportation | + 209% | |||

Transportation in Bern (Switzerland) is 209% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,225 (E£ 365,218) | E£ 453,039 | - 19% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.46 (E£ 26) | E£ 3.88 | + 580% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 77 (E£ 1,390) | E£ 182 | + 662% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 41 (E£ 743) | E£ 126 | + 488% | |

Personal Care | + 511% | |||

Personal Care in Bern (Switzerland) is 511% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 11 (E£ 199) | E£ 33 | + 507% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 28 (E£ 512) | E£ 72 | + 606% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 106 (E£ 1,906) | E£ 200 | + 853% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 7 (E£ 132) | E£ 40 | + 230% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.20 (E£ 94) | E£ 21 | + 347% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 5.60 (E£ 101) | E£ 26 | + 293% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 3.18 (E£ 57) | E£ 20 | + 190% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.38 (E£ 61) | E£ 15 | + 316% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 45 (E£ 808) | E£ 46 | + 1654% | |

Entertainment | + 344% | |||

Entertainment in Bern (Switzerland) is 344% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 61 (E£ 1,102) | E£ 153 | + 619% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 650) | E£ 99 | + 558% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 170 (E£ 3,063) | E£ 520 | + 489% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 100 (E£ 1,806) | E£ 249 | + 626% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 16 (E£ 284) | E£ 52 | + 445% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.24 (E£ 77) | E£ 25 | + 204% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 6.00 (E£ 108) | E£ 19 | + 456% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 574 (E£ 10,374) | E£ 11,487 | - 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.46 (E£ 8) | E£ 0.23 | + 3560% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 105 (E£ 1,890) | E£ 416 | + 354% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 146) | E£ 28 | + 423% | |

TOTAL | + 281% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 377 prices entered by 50 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 26, 2018.
Exchange rate:
18.058
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**Bern (Switzerland)**
is
**281% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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