- Cost of Living
- Kyrgyzstan
- Egypt
- Bishkek
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 50% | |||
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Food in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) is 50% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 403 som (E£ 105) | E£ 54 | + 93% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 193 som (E£ 50) | E£ 43 | + 17% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 174 som (E£ 45) | E£ 27 | + 66% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 55 som (E£ 14) | E£ 10 | + 43% | |
12 eggs, large | 88 som (E£ 23) | E£ 16 | + 43% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 51 som (E£ 13) | E£ 3.92 | + 241% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 183 som (E£ 48) | E£ 34 | + 40% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 63 som (E£ 17) | E£ 20 | - 18% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 30 som (E£ 8) | E£ 4.31 | + 78% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 46 som (E£ 12) | E£ 14 | - 10% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 328 som (E£ 85) | E£ 90 | - 6% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 61 som (E£ 16) | E£ 8 | + 88% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 23 som (E£ 5.97) | E£ 3.32 | + 80% | |
Housing | + 166% | |||
Housing in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) is 166% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 41,933 som (E£ 10,914) | E£ 3,914 | + 179% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 29,051 som (E£ 7,561) | E£ 1,987 | + 281% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,040 som (E£ 531) | E£ 208 | + 155% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 36,459 som (E£ 9,489) | E£ 2,474 | + 284% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 19,941 som (E£ 5,190) | E£ 1,571 | + 230% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,826 som (E£ 475) | E£ 282 | + 69% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 1,867 som (E£ 486) | E£ 289 | + 68% | |
40” flat screen TV | 24,645 som (E£ 6,414) | E£ 4,994 | + 28% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 8,873 som (E£ 2,309) | E£ 1,249 | + 85% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 743 som (E£ 193) | E£ 69 | + 181% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 245 som (E£ 64) | E£ 17 | + 269% | |
Clothes | + 41% | |||
Clothes in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) is 41% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 2,734 som (E£ 712) | E£ 555 | + 28% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,692 som (E£ 701) | E£ 507 | + 38% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 4,360 som (E£ 1,135) | E£ 951 | + 19% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,354 som (E£ 1,133) | E£ 397 | + 185% | |
Transportation | + 30% | |||
Transportation in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) is 30% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 916,667 som (E£ 238,582) | E£ 247,119 | - 3% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 42 som (E£ 11) | E£ 2.56 | + 323% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 532 som (E£ 138) | E£ 126 | + 10% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 197 som (E£ 51) | E£ 17 | + 193% | |
Personal Care | + 119% | |||
Personal Care in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) is 119% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 230 som (E£ 60) | E£ 17 | + 248% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 200 som (E£ 52) | E£ 60 | - 13% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 635 som (E£ 165) | E£ 101 | + 63% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 100 som (E£ 26) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 178 som (E£ 46) | E£ 15 | + 206% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 250 som (E£ 65) | E£ 18 | + 256% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 67 som (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 175% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 74 som (E£ 19) | E£ 4.18 | + 363% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 245 som (E£ 64) | E£ 26 | + 148% | |
Entertainment | + 51% | |||
Entertainment in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) is 51% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 818 som (E£ 213) | E£ 103 | + 107% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 440 som (E£ 114) | E£ 73 | + 57% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,025 som (E£ 267) | E£ 354 | - 25% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 2,707 som (E£ 705) | E£ 211 | + 234% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 214 som (E£ 56) | E£ 46 | + 21% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 122 som (E£ 32) | E£ 26 | + 23% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 107 som (E£ 28) | E£ 21 | + 30% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 17,291 som (E£ 4,500) | E£ 1,962 | + 129% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 4.21 som (E£ 1.09) | E£ 3.00 | - 64% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 3,102 som (E£ 807) | E£ 354 | + 128% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 68 som (E£ 18) | E£ 26 | - 32% | |
TOTAL | + 72% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 395 prices entered by 28 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 09, 2016.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) is 72% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 26,923
(103,443 som)
in Bishkek
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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