- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Colombo
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Colombo, Sri Lanka compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 84% | |||
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Food in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 84% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 300 ₨ (E£ 35) | E£ 61 | - 42% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 675 ₨ (E£ 80) | E£ 48 | + 67% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 353 ₨ (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 64% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 182 ₨ (E£ 21) | E£ 10 | + 118% | |
12 eggs, large | 202 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 11 | + 125% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 249 ₨ (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | + 370% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 815 ₨ (E£ 96) | E£ 27 | + 256% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 309 ₨ (E£ 36) | E£ 13 | + 176% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 132 ₨ (E£ 16) | E£ 3.74 | + 318% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 183 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 9 | + 142% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,225 ₨ (E£ 145) | E£ 89 | + 63% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 206 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 9 | + 167% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 61 ₨ (E£ 7) | E£ 2.71 | + 167% | |
Housing | + 100% | |||
Housing in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 100% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 127,858 ₨ (E£ 15,091) | E£ 4,450 | + 239% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 60,478 ₨ (E£ 7,138) | E£ 2,577 | + 177% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 8,846 ₨ (E£ 1,044) | E£ 218 | + 379% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 36,730 ₨ (E£ 4,335) | E£ 2,526 | + 72% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 17,178 ₨ (E£ 2,027) | E£ 1,181 | + 72% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,423 ₨ (E£ 522) | E£ 512 | + 2% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 4,635 ₨ (E£ 547) | E£ 443 | + 23% | |
40” flat screen TV | 58,824 ₨ (E£ 6,943) | E£ 5,512 | + 26% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 20,104 ₨ (E£ 2,373) | E£ 1,699 | + 40% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 525 ₨ (E£ 62) | E£ 64 | - 2% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 216 ₨ (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 36% | |
Clothes | + 6% | |||
Clothes in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 6% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 6,476 ₨ (E£ 764) | E£ 645 | + 19% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 5,245 ₨ (E£ 619) | E£ 599 | + 3% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 10,782 ₨ (E£ 1,273) | E£ 1,046 | + 22% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,314 ₨ (E£ 627) | E£ 720 | - 13% | |
Transportation | + 26% | |||
Transportation in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 26% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 4,000,000 ₨ (E£ 472,102) | E£ 507,909 | - 7% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 120 ₨ (E£ 14) | E£ 3.02 | + 368% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,500 ₨ (E£ 177) | E£ 109 | + 62% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 432 ₨ (E£ 51) | E£ 21 | + 144% | |
Personal Care | + 59% | |||
Personal Care in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 59% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 330 ₨ (E£ 39) | E£ 24 | + 61% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 419 ₨ (E£ 49) | E£ 76 | - 35% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 1,420 ₨ (E£ 168) | E£ 112 | + 50% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 699 ₨ (E£ 82) | E£ 30 | + 175% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 431 ₨ (E£ 51) | E£ 30 | + 70% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 413 ₨ (E£ 49) | E£ 27 | + 81% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 244 ₨ (E£ 29) | E£ 13 | + 128% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 127 ₨ (E£ 15) | E£ 12 | + 30% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 429 ₨ (E£ 51) | E£ 39 | + 29% | |
Entertainment | + 43% | |||
Entertainment in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 43% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 2,689 ₨ (E£ 317) | E£ 119 | + 167% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 1,000 ₨ (E£ 118) | E£ 73 | + 61% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 2,209 ₨ (E£ 261) | E£ 283 | - 8% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 2,500 ₨ (E£ 295) | E£ 233 | + 26% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 886 ₨ (E£ 105) | E£ 52 | + 100% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 401 ₨ (E£ 47) | E£ 24 | + 99% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 200 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 19 | + 21% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 20,599 ₨ (E£ 2,431) | E£ 2,268 | + 7% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 2.66 ₨ (E£ 0.31) | E£ 0.23 | + 35% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 2,113 ₨ (E£ 249) | E£ 394 | - 37% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 700 ₨ (E£ 83) | E£ 26 | + 217% | |
TOTAL | + 56% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 1,195 prices entered by 122 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 23, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is 56% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 20,288
(171,898 ₨)
in Colombo
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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