- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Colombo
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living comparison between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | 77% | |||
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Food in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 77% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 300 ₨ (E£ 36) | E£ 54 | 34% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 675 ₨ (E£ 81) | E£ 43 | 88% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 353 ₨ (E£ 42) | E£ 27 | 55% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 182 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 10 | 116% | |
12 eggs, large | 202 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 16 | 51% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 249 ₨ (E£ 30) | E£ 3.92 | 662% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 815 ₨ (E£ 98) | E£ 34 | 186% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 309 ₨ (E£ 37) | E£ 20 | 85% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 132 ₨ (E£ 16) | E£ 4.31 | 269% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 183 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | 62% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,225 ₨ (E£ 147) | E£ 90 | 63% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 217 ₨ (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | 209% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 61 ₨ (E£ 7) | E£ 3.32 | 121% | |
Housing | 153% | |||
Housing in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 153% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 127,858 ₨ (E£ 15,341) | E£ 3,914 | 292% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 60,478 ₨ (E£ 7,257) | E£ 1,987 | 265% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 8,846 ₨ (E£ 1,061) | E£ 208 | 410% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 36,730 ₨ (E£ 4,407) | E£ 2,474 | 78% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 17,178 ₨ (E£ 2,061) | E£ 1,571 | 31% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,423 ₨ (E£ 531) | E£ 282 | 88% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 4,635 ₨ (E£ 556) | E£ 289 | 92% | |
40” flat screen TV | 78,025 ₨ (E£ 9,362) | E£ 4,994 | 87% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 21,808 ₨ (E£ 2,617) | E£ 1,249 | 110% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 508 ₨ (E£ 61) | E£ 69 | 11% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 259 ₨ (E£ 31) | E£ 17 | 80% | |
Clothes | 30% | |||
Clothes in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 30% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 6,476 ₨ (E£ 777) | E£ 555 | 40% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 5,245 ₨ (E£ 629) | E£ 507 | 24% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 10,782 ₨ (E£ 1,294) | E£ 951 | 36% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,314 ₨ (E£ 638) | E£ 397 | 61% | |
Transportation | 110% | |||
Transportation in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 110% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 4,000,000 ₨ (E£ 479,946) | E£ 247,119 | 94% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 120 ₨ (E£ 14) | E£ 2.56 | 462% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,500 ₨ (E£ 180) | E£ 126 | 43% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 430 ₨ (E£ 52) | E£ 17 | 196% | |
Personal Care | 151% | |||
Personal Care in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 151% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 307 ₨ (E£ 37) | E£ 17 | 114% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 490 ₨ (E£ 59) | E£ 60 | 2% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 1,348 ₨ (E£ 162) | E£ 101 | 60% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 409 ₨ (E£ 49) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 480 ₨ (E£ 58) | E£ 15 | 281% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 410 ₨ (E£ 49) | E£ 18 | 168% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 245 ₨ (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | 367% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 101 ₨ (E£ 12) | E£ 4.18 | 189% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 1,071 ₨ (E£ 128) | E£ 26 | 400% | |
Entertainment | 2% | |||
Entertainment in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 2% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 2,122 ₨ (E£ 255) | E£ 103 | 148% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 1,000 ₨ (E£ 120) | E£ 73 | 64% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 2,024 ₨ (E£ 243) | E£ 354 | 31% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 2,500 ₨ (E£ 300) | E£ 211 | 42% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,148 ₨ (E£ 138) | E£ 46 | 198% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 401 ₨ (E£ 48) | E£ 26 | 87% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 200 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 21 | 13% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 20,640 ₨ (E£ 2,477) | E£ 1,962 | 26% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 2.66 ₨ (E£ 0.32) | E£ 3.00 | 89% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 2,113 ₨ (E£ 254) | E£ 354 | 28% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 700 ₨ (E£ 84) | E£ 26 | 220% | |
TOTAL | 82% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 854 prices entered by 97 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 05, 2016.
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Cost of living in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 82% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 27,308
(227,589 ₨)
in Colombo
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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