- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Dammam
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Dammam, Saudi Arabia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 82% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 82% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 39 (E£ 184) | E£ 72 | + 156% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 21 (E£ 98) | E£ 72 | + 38% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 15 (E£ 69) | E£ 37 | + 86% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.36 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 54% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 20 | + 66% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 14 | + 137% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 29 | + 145% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | + 79% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 4.33 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.86 | + 252% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | - | E£ 19 | - | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 92 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 5.99 (E£ 29) | E£ 11 | + 152% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 3.14 (E£ 15) | E£ 10 | + 45% | |

Housing | + 165% | |||

Housing in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 165% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 4,641 (E£ 22,101) | E£ 5,401 | + 309% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,374 (E£ 11,306) | E£ 3,866 | + 192% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 377 (E£ 1,797) | E£ 898 | + 100% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 3,350 (E£ 15,954) | E£ 3,625 | + 340% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,460 (E£ 6,951) | E£ 2,335 | + 198% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 133 (E£ 633) | E£ 736 | - 14% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 170 (E£ 811) | E£ 365 | + 122% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,630 (E£ 7,762) | E£ 6,508 | + 19% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 611 (E£ 2,910) | E£ 1,877 | + 55% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 31 (E£ 148) | E£ 67 | + 119% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 28 (E£ 132) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 46% | |||

Clothes in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 46% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 224 (E£ 1,068) | E£ 740 | + 44% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 220 (E£ 1,047) | E£ 681 | + 54% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 316 (E£ 1,503) | E£ 1,691 | - 11% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 387 (E£ 1,843) | E£ 777 | + 137% | |

Transportation | + 157% | |||

Transportation in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 157% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 75,451 (E£ 359,318) | E£ 453,039 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 1.15 (E£ 5.49) | E£ 3.88 | + 41% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 321 (E£ 1,530) | E£ 182 | + 739% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 33 (E£ 155) | E£ 126 | + 23% | |

Personal Care | + 180% | |||

Personal Care in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 180% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 33 | + 92% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 48 (E£ 228) | E£ 72 | + 215% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 152 (E£ 723) | E£ 200 | + 262% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 22 (E£ 103) | E£ 40 | + 156% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 21 | + 237% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 73) | E£ 26 | + 184% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 59% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 12 (E£ 55) | E£ 15 | + 278% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 19 (E£ 92) | E£ 46 | + 101% | |

Entertainment | + 139% | |||

Entertainment in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 139% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 71 (E£ 338) | E£ 153 | + 121% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 82 (E£ 391) | E£ 99 | + 296% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 229 (E£ 1,093) | E£ 520 | + 110% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 190 (E£ 904) | E£ 249 | + 263% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 52 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 15 (E£ 69) | E£ 25 | + 174% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 19 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 2,142 (E£ 10,200) | E£ 11,487 | - 11% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.66 (E£ 3.14) | E£ 0.23 | + 1282% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 370 (E£ 1,761) | E£ 416 | + 323% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 22 (E£ 103) | E£ 28 | + 269% | |

TOTAL | + 131% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 674 prices entered by 66 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.762
EGP
/
SAR

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#
Cost of living in
**Dammam (Saudi Arabia)**
is
**131% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

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