- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Dammam
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Dammam, Saudi Arabia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 184% | |||
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Food in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 184% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 29 (E£ 139) | E£ 61 | + 126% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 22 (E£ 105) | E£ 48 | + 119% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 25 | + 147% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.19 (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 104% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 15 (E£ 70) | E£ 11 | + 563% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 6 | + 432% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 18 (E£ 87) | E£ 27 | + 221% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 208% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 4.30 (E£ 21) | E£ 3.74 | + 453% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 3.94 (E£ 19) | E£ 9 | + 112% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 43 (E£ 209) | E£ 89 | + 135% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 5.34 (E£ 26) | E£ 9 | + 183% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.73 (E£ 8) | E£ 2.71 | + 208% | |
Housing | + 268% | |||
Housing in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 268% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 5,177 (E£ 24,914) | E£ 4,450 | + 460% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,827 (E£ 13,607) | E£ 2,577 | + 428% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 235 (E£ 1,132) | E£ 218 | + 419% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 2,828 (E£ 13,609) | E£ 2,526 | + 439% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,478 (E£ 7,112) | E£ 1,181 | + 502% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 141 (E£ 678) | E£ 512 | + 32% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 169 (E£ 816) | E£ 443 | + 84% | |
40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,593 (E£ 7,667) | E£ 5,512 | + 39% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 540 (E£ 2,600) | E£ 1,699 | + 53% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 29 (E£ 140) | E£ 64 | + 121% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 17 (E£ 83) | E£ 19 | + 344% | |
Clothes | + 113% | |||
Clothes in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 113% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 240 (E£ 1,155) | E£ 645 | + 79% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 289 (E£ 1,391) | E£ 599 | + 132% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 325 (E£ 1,563) | E£ 1,046 | + 49% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 323 (E£ 1,553) | E£ 720 | + 116% | |
Transportation | + 129% | |||
Transportation in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 129% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 73,403 (E£ 353,286) | E£ 507,909 | - 30% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.59 (E£ 2.84) | E£ 3.02 | - 6% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 238 (E£ 1,146) | E£ 109 | + 951% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 32 (E£ 155) | E£ 21 | + 644% | |
Personal Care | + 225% | |||
Personal Care in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 225% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 16 (E£ 77) | E£ 24 | + 219% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 49 (E£ 238) | E£ 76 | + 213% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 141 (E£ 677) | E£ 112 | + 506% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 23 (E£ 112) | E£ 30 | + 273% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 14 (E£ 68) | E£ 30 | + 129% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 17 (E£ 80) | E£ 27 | + 194% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 7 (E£ 35) | E£ 13 | + 174% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 12 | + 447% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 18 (E£ 87) | E£ 39 | + 122% | |
Entertainment | + 239% | |||
Entertainment in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 239% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 64 (E£ 310) | E£ 119 | + 161% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 76 (E£ 364) | E£ 73 | + 396% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 179 (E£ 863) | E£ 283 | + 205% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 194 (E£ 936) | E£ 233 | + 301% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 18 (E£ 87) | E£ 52 | + 67% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 15 (E£ 72) | E£ 24 | + 201% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 70) | E£ 19 | + 261% | |
iPod nano 16GB | ﷼ 1,125 (E£ 5,412) | E£ 2,268 | + 139% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.42 (E£ 2.02) | E£ 0.23 | + 768% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 317 (E£ 1,528) | E£ 394 | + 288% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 11 (E£ 51) | E£ 26 | + 95% | |
TOTAL | + 190% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 589 prices entered by 61 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 25, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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/
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Cost of living in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 190% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 34,784
(﷼ 7,227)
in Dammam
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 12,000
in Alexandria.
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