- Cost of Living
- United Kingdom
- Egypt
- Cambridge
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Cambridge, United Kingdom**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 186% | |||
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Food in Cambridge (United Kingdom) is 186% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £15 (E£ 367) | E£ 72 | + 410% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | £5.25 (E£ 129) | E£ 72 | + 80% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.74 (E£ 92) | E£ 36 | + 152% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.76 (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 40% | |

12 eggs, large | £2.80 (E£ 69) | E£ 19 | + 253% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £2.11 (E£ 52) | E£ 14 | + 268% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.90 (E£ 120) | E£ 35 | + 247% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £2.26 (E£ 55) | E£ 21 | + 164% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.86 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.98 | + 253% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.50 (E£ 37) | E£ 19 | + 90% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £7 (E£ 171) | E£ 92 | + 86% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | £1.83 (E£ 45) | E£ 11 | + 302% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.63 (E£ 15) | E£ 11 | + 40% | |

Housing | + 381% | |||

Housing in Cambridge (United Kingdom) is 381% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | £1,843 (E£ 45,143) | E£ 5,401 | + 736% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | £1,260 (E£ 30,865) | E£ 3,866 | + 698% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £169 (E£ 4,151) | E£ 898 | + 362% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | £1,027 (E£ 25,163) | E£ 3,625 | + 594% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | £825 (E£ 20,209) | E£ 2,335 | + 765% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | £123 (E£ 3,003) | E£ 736 | + 308% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | £29 (E£ 700) | E£ 365 | + 92% | |

40” flat screen TV | £335 (E£ 8,207) | E£ 6,508 | + 26% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | £86 (E£ 2,098) | E£ 1,489 | + 41% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £7 (E£ 174) | E£ 67 | + 158% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | £11 (E£ 261) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 50% | |||

Clothes in Cambridge (United Kingdom) is 50% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | £70 (E£ 1,715) | E£ 740 | + 132% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | £38 (E£ 919) | E£ 614 | + 50% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | £56 (E£ 1,372) | E£ 1,504 | - 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £50 (E£ 1,225) | E£ 777 | + 58% | |

Transportation | + 167% | |||

Transportation in Cambridge (United Kingdom) is 167% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £16,495 (E£ 404,066) | E£ 453,039 | - 11% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.13 (E£ 28) | E£ 3.88 | + 617% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | £50 (E£ 1,225) | E£ 182 | + 572% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | £13 (E£ 320) | E£ 126 | + 153% | |

Personal Care | + 423% | |||

Personal Care in Cambridge (United Kingdom) is 423% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.30 (E£ 81) | E£ 33 | + 147% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £8 (E£ 203) | E£ 80 | + 154% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | £108 (E£ 2,642) | E£ 200 | + 1221% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | £3.41 (E£ 84) | E£ 40 | + 108% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.97 (E£ 48) | E£ 21 | + 130% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £4.76 (E£ 117) | E£ 26 | + 353% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.76 (E£ 43) | E£ 20 | + 117% | |

Tube of toothpaste | £2.01 (E£ 49) | E£ 15 | + 235% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £16 (E£ 380) | E£ 48 | + 699% | |

Entertainment | + 201% | |||

Entertainment in Cambridge (United Kingdom) is 201% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £33 (E£ 797) | E£ 153 | + 420% | |

2 tickets to the movies | £20 (E£ 490) | E£ 96 | + 409% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £59 (E£ 1,456) | E£ 520 | + 180% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £55 (E£ 1,347) | E£ 228 | + 492% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 213) | E£ 52 | + 308% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £2.55 (E£ 62) | E£ 24 | + 157% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £3.50 (E£ 86) | E£ 19 | + 340% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | £367 (E£ 8,990) | E£ 12,013 | - 25% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.08 (E£ 1.96) | E£ 0.23 | + 763% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | £42 (E£ 1,018) | E£ 416 | + 145% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | £8 (E£ 207) | E£ 28 | + 640% | |

TOTAL | + 229% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 585 prices entered by 60 different people.

These prices were last updated on March 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
24.496
EGP
/
GBP

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#
Cost of living in
**Cambridge (United Kingdom)**
is
**229% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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