- Cost of Living
- Bolivia
- Egypt
- Cochabamba
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Cochabamba, Bolivia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 46% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Cochabamba (Bolivia) is 46% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $b20 (E£ 52) | E£ 69 | - 25% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $b36 (E£ 93) | E£ 67 | + 39% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $b17 (E£ 43) | E£ 35 | + 21% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $b5.74 (E£ 15) | E£ 13 | + 13% | |

12 eggs, large | $b10 (E£ 26) | E£ 18 | + 46% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $b7 (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 174% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $b19 (E£ 49) | E£ 29 | + 69% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $b13 (E£ 32) | E£ 18 | + 78% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $b8 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.33 | + 265% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $b11 (E£ 27) | E£ 17 | + 59% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $b39 (E£ 101) | E£ 92 | + 9% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $b10 (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 135% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $b3.89 (E£ 10) | E£ 3.48 | + 189% | |

Housing | + 117% | |||

Housing in Cochabamba (Bolivia) is 117% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $b3,159 (E£ 8,146) | E£ 5,083 | + 60% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $b2,197 (E£ 5,664) | E£ 2,637 | + 115% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $b360 (E£ 929) | E£ 291 | + 219% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $b2,334 (E£ 6,019) | E£ 2,571 | + 134% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $b1,467 (E£ 3,781) | E£ 1,457 | + 160% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $b240 (E£ 618) | E£ 238 | + 159% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $b354 (E£ 912) | E£ 381 | + 140% | |

40” flat screen TV | $b3,372 (E£ 8,694) | E£ 6,052 | + 44% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $b1,443 (E£ 3,719) | E£ 1,489 | + 150% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $b34 (E£ 89) | E£ 67 | + 32% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $b21 (E£ 55) | E£ 17 | + 229% | |

Clothes | + 49% | |||

Clothes in Cochabamba (Bolivia) is 49% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $b398 (E£ 1,026) | E£ 735 | + 40% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $b388 (E£ 1,000) | E£ 604 | + 66% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $b470 (E£ 1,212) | E£ 1,448 | - 16% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $b425 (E£ 1,095) | E£ 581 | + 88% | |

Transportation | + 27% | |||

Transportation in Cochabamba (Bolivia) is 27% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $b133,639 (E£ 344,563) | E£ 356,935 | - 3% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $b3.83 (E£ 10) | E£ 3.61 | + 174% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $b107 (E£ 275) | E£ 182 | + 51% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | $b62 (E£ 160) | E£ 94 | + 70% | |

Personal Care | + 153% | |||

Personal Care in Cochabamba (Bolivia) is 153% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $b40 (E£ 103) | E£ 24 | + 327% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $b44 (E£ 114) | E£ 87 | + 30% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $b139 (E£ 357) | E£ 104 | + 243% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $b25 (E£ 64) | E£ 40 | + 60% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $b19 (E£ 48) | E£ 19 | + 153% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $b25 (E£ 63) | E£ 26 | + 146% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $b12 (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 143% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $b14 (E£ 35) | E£ 12 | + 204% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $b28 (E£ 71) | E£ 29 | + 147% | |

Entertainment | + 91% | |||

Entertainment in Cochabamba (Bolivia) is 91% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $b68 (E£ 174) | E£ 119 | + 47% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $b75 (E£ 193) | E£ 86 | + 124% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $b100 (E£ 257) | E£ 229 | + 12% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $b169 (E£ 435) | E£ 228 | + 91% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $b25 (E£ 66) | E£ 52 | + 26% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $b15 (E£ 38) | E£ 22 | + 77% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $b17 (E£ 43) | E£ 19 | + 123% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $b4,873 (E£ 12,565) | E£ 12,013 | + 5% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $b1.53 (E£ 3.93) | E£ 0.23 | + 1633% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $b243 (E£ 626) | E£ 433 | + 45% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $b15 (E£ 38) | E£ 27 | + 38% | |

TOTAL | + 67% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 550 prices entered by 41 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.578
EGP
/
BOB

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#
Cost of living in
**Cochabamba (Bolivia)**
is
**67% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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