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

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

Currency:

Food | + 117% | |||
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Food in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 117% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 37 (E£ 174) | E£ 68 | + 156% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 21 (E£ 99) | E£ 65 | + 53% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 14 (E£ 66) | E£ 33 | + 101% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.42 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 53% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 18 | + 76% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 6 | + 446% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 17 (E£ 78) | E£ 28 | + 178% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 36) | E£ 16 | + 129% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 4.27 (E£ 20) | E£ 5.21 | + 285% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 3.94 (E£ 19) | E£ 17 | + 9% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 43 (E£ 204) | E£ 92 | + 121% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 5.79 (E£ 27) | E£ 11 | + 143% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 2.05 (E£ 10) | E£ 3.27 | + 195% | |

Housing | + 263% | |||

Housing in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 263% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 5,458 (E£ 25,678) | E£ 5,083 | + 405% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,423 (E£ 11,400) | E£ 2,637 | + 332% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 260 (E£ 1,225) | E£ 291 | + 320% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 2,525 (E£ 11,880) | E£ 2,571 | + 362% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,409 (E£ 6,628) | E£ 1,457 | + 355% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 133 (E£ 625) | E£ 238 | + 162% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 161 (E£ 759) | E£ 381 | + 99% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,852 (E£ 8,714) | E£ 6,052 | + 44% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 609 (E£ 2,863) | E£ 1,489 | + 92% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 31 (E£ 144) | E£ 67 | + 113% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 19 (E£ 88) | E£ 17 | + 419% | |

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£ 1,091) | E£ 735 | + 49% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 282 (E£ 1,328) | E£ 604 | + 120% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 335 (E£ 1,577) | E£ 1,448 | + 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 382 (E£ 1,799) | E£ 581 | + 209% | |

Transportation | + 221% | |||

Transportation in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 221% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 73,891 (E£ 347,609) | E£ 356,935 | - 3% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 1.07 (E£ 5.03) | E£ 3.35 | + 51% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 301 (E£ 1,414) | E£ 123 | + 1054% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 32 (E£ 152) | E£ 21 | + 627% | |

Personal Care | + 260% | |||

Personal Care in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 260% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 14 (E£ 67) | E£ 24 | + 174% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 48 (E£ 225) | E£ 87 | + 157% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 141 (E£ 662) | E£ 98 | + 575% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 22 (E£ 102) | E£ 40 | + 153% | |

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 | + 225% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 161% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 13 (E£ 61) | E£ 12 | + 428% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 18 (E£ 86) | E£ 28 | + 210% | |

Entertainment | + 163% | |||

Entertainment in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) is 163% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 68 (E£ 318) | E£ 119 | + 168% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 79 (E£ 369) | E£ 86 | + 330% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 179 (E£ 843) | E£ 244 | + 246% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 173 (E£ 816) | E£ 214 | + 281% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 17 (E£ 82) | E£ 52 | + 57% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 14 (E£ 68) | E£ 24 | + 184% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 69) | E£ 19 | + 253% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 2,300 (E£ 10,820) | E£ 12,013 | - 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.39 (E£ 1.85) | E£ 0.23 | + 715% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 383 (E£ 1,801) | E£ 433 | + 316% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 20 (E£ 92) | E£ 26 | + 256% | |

TOTAL | + 186% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 630 prices entered by 65 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.704
EGP
/
SAR

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#
Cost of living in
**Dammam (Saudi Arabia)**
is
**186% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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