- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Colombo
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Colombo, Sri Lanka compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 91% | |||
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Food in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 91% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 300 ₨ (E£ 38) | E£ 55 | - 31% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 675 ₨ (E£ 85) | E£ 45 | + 87% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 353 ₨ (E£ 44) | E£ 26 | + 70% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 182 ₨ (E£ 23) | E£ 10 | + 122% | |
12 eggs, large | 202 ₨ (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 87% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 249 ₨ (E£ 31) | E£ 5.10 | + 514% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 815 ₨ (E£ 102) | E£ 35 | + 194% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 309 ₨ (E£ 39) | E£ 13 | + 208% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 132 ₨ (E£ 17) | E£ 4.34 | + 283% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 183 ₨ (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 70% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,225 ₨ (E£ 154) | E£ 90 | + 70% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 221 ₨ (E£ 28) | E£ 8 | + 227% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 61 ₨ (E£ 8) | E£ 3.28 | + 135% | |
Housing | + 142% | |||
Housing in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 142% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 127,858 ₨ (E£ 16,059) | E£ 4,223 | + 280% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 60,478 ₨ (E£ 7,596) | E£ 2,163 | + 251% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 8,846 ₨ (E£ 1,111) | E£ 208 | + 433% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 36,730 ₨ (E£ 4,613) | E£ 2,474 | + 86% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 17,178 ₨ (E£ 2,157) | E£ 1,475 | + 46% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,423 ₨ (E£ 556) | E£ 494 | + 13% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 4,635 ₨ (E£ 582) | E£ 333 | + 75% | |
40” flat screen TV | 77,189 ₨ (E£ 9,695) | E£ 4,994 | + 94% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 21,808 ₨ (E£ 2,739) | E£ 1,249 | + 119% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 508 ₨ (E£ 64) | E£ 69 | - 7% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 259 ₨ (E£ 33) | E£ 17 | + 88% | |
Clothes | + 38% | |||
Clothes in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 38% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 6,476 ₨ (E£ 813) | E£ 522 | + 56% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 5,245 ₨ (E£ 659) | E£ 530 | + 24% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 10,782 ₨ (E£ 1,354) | E£ 768 | + 76% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,314 ₨ (E£ 667) | E£ 370 | + 81% | |
Transportation | + 118% | |||
Transportation in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 118% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 4,000,000 ₨ (E£ 502,396) | E£ 247,119 | + 103% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 120 ₨ (E£ 15) | E£ 2.60 | + 478% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,500 ₨ (E£ 188) | E£ 126 | + 50% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 439 ₨ (E£ 55) | E£ 23 | + 139% | |
Personal Care | + 147% | |||
Personal Care in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 147% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 307 ₨ (E£ 39) | E£ 17 | + 124% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 490 ₨ (E£ 62) | E£ 60 | + 3% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 1,335 ₨ (E£ 168) | E£ 101 | + 65% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 409 ₨ (E£ 51) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 480 ₨ (E£ 60) | E£ 15 | + 299% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 398 ₨ (E£ 50) | E£ 18 | + 173% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 246 ₨ (E£ 31) | E£ 6 | + 410% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 101 ₨ (E£ 13) | E£ 4.98 | + 154% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 600 ₨ (E£ 75) | E£ 23 | + 223% | |
Entertainment | + 70% | |||
Entertainment in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 70% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 2,176 ₨ (E£ 273) | E£ 82 | + 234% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 1,000 ₨ (E£ 126) | E£ 69 | + 82% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 2,124 ₨ (E£ 267) | E£ 168 | + 59% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 2,500 ₨ (E£ 314) | E£ 210 | + 50% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,062 ₨ (E£ 133) | E£ 46 | + 188% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 401 ₨ (E£ 50) | E£ 25 | + 105% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 200 ₨ (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 18% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 20,778 ₨ (E£ 2,610) | E£ 1,962 | + 33% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 2.66 ₨ (E£ 0.33) | E£ 0.24 | + 41% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 2,113 ₨ (E£ 265) | E£ 311 | - 15% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 700 ₨ (E£ 88) | E£ 25 | + 248% | |
TOTAL | + 104% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 880 prices entered by 116 different people.
These prices were last updated on January 19, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 104% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 33,228
(264,560 ₨)
in Colombo
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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