- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Dammam
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Dammam, Saudi Arabia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 132% | |||
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Food in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 132% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 35 (E£ 166) | E£ 68 | + 145% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 20 (E£ 96) | E£ 60 | + 60% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 14 (E£ 66) | E£ 32 | + 103% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.41 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 63% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 9 (E£ 41) | E£ 16 | + 148% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 6 | + 420% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 19 (E£ 87) | E£ 27 | + 221% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 15 | + 155% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 4.73 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.21 | + 326% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 3.94 (E£ 19) | E£ 14 | + 34% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 43 (E£ 203) | E£ 88 | + 130% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 5.45 (E£ 26) | E£ 10 | + 166% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.93 (E£ 9) | E£ 2.28 | + 298% | |
Housing | + 273% | |||
Housing in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 273% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 5,458 (E£ 25,633) | E£ 4,826 | + 431% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,423 (E£ 11,380) | E£ 2,486 | + 358% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 260 (E£ 1,222) | E£ 245 | + 398% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 2,525 (E£ 11,859) | E£ 2,488 | + 377% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,409 (E£ 6,616) | E£ 1,489 | + 344% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 133 (E£ 624) | E£ 238 | + 162% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 161 (E£ 758) | E£ 397 | + 91% | |
40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,882 (E£ 8,838) | E£ 6,060 | + 46% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 609 (E£ 2,858) | E£ 1,489 | + 92% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 30 (E£ 139) | E£ 60 | + 132% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 19 (E£ 87) | E£ 17 | + 418% | |
Clothes | + 96% | |||
Clothes in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 96% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 232 (E£ 1,090) | E£ 735 | + 48% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 282 (E£ 1,325) | E£ 604 | + 120% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 335 (E£ 1,574) | E£ 1,360 | + 16% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 382 (E£ 1,796) | E£ 581 | + 209% | |
Transportation | + 194% | |||
Transportation in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 194% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 73,891 (E£ 347,001) | E£ 348,808 | - 1% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.66 (E£ 3.08) | E£ 3.19 | - 3% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 248 (E£ 1,163) | E£ 123 | + 849% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 32 (E£ 152) | E£ 21 | + 626% | |
Personal Care | + 247% | |||
Personal Care in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 247% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 14 (E£ 66) | E£ 24 | + 174% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 48 (E£ 225) | E£ 90 | + 150% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 141 (E£ 661) | E£ 98 | + 573% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 22 (E£ 101) | E£ 30 | + 238% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 14 (E£ 66) | E£ 19 | + 248% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 16 (E£ 73) | E£ 23 | + 224% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 160% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 13 (E£ 61) | E£ 12 | + 428% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 18 (E£ 84) | E£ 28 | + 202% | |
Entertainment | + 160% | |||
Entertainment in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 160% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 62 (E£ 293) | E£ 119 | + 147% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 79 (E£ 369) | E£ 80 | + 360% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 179 (E£ 842) | E£ 323 | + 161% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 178 (E£ 838) | E£ 214 | + 292% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 17 (E£ 82) | E£ 52 | + 57% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 14 (E£ 68) | E£ 24 | + 183% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 69) | E£ 19 | + 252% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | - | E£ 12,013 | - | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.39 (E£ 1.85) | E£ 0.23 | + 692% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 348 (E£ 1,636) | E£ 433 | + 278% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 20 (E£ 92) | E£ 26 | + 255% | |
TOTAL | + 184% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 689 prices entered by 67 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 23, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.696
EGP
/
SAR
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Cost of living in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 184% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 36,910
(﷼ 7,860)
in Dammam
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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