- Cost of Living
- Qatar
- Egypt
- Doha
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Doha, Qatar compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 230% | |||
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Food in Doha (Qatar) is 230% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 30 ﷼ (E£ 147) | E£ 68 | + 117% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 23 ﷼ (E£ 115) | E£ 63 | + 82% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 14 ﷼ (E£ 69) | E£ 31 | + 120% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 6 ﷼ (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 140% | |
12 eggs, large | 10 ﷼ (E£ 47) | E£ 16 | + 187% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.78 ﷼ (E£ 23) | E£ 6 | + 282% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 21 ﷼ (E£ 105) | E£ 29 | + 262% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ﷼ (E£ 38) | E£ 15 | + 154% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 9 ﷼ (E£ 42) | E£ 5.21 | + 714% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 22 ﷼ (E£ 106) | E£ 14 | + 665% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 70 ﷼ (E£ 343) | E£ 88 | + 288% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.48 ﷼ (E£ 27) | E£ 10 | + 165% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.64 ﷼ (E£ 28) | E£ 2.60 | + 963% | |
Housing | + 961% | |||
Housing in Doha (Qatar) is 961% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 15,407 ﷼ (E£ 75,465) | E£ 4,715 | + 1501% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 10,392 ﷼ (E£ 50,899) | E£ 2,520 | + 1920% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 228 ﷼ (E£ 1,115) | E£ 253 | + 340% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 8,579 ﷼ (E£ 42,018) | E£ 2,488 | + 1589% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,752 ﷼ (E£ 28,174) | E£ 1,489 | + 1792% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 114 ﷼ (E£ 558) | E£ 238 | + 134% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 297 ﷼ (E£ 1,455) | E£ 397 | + 266% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,200 ﷼ (E£ 5,876) | E£ 6,060 | - 3% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 304 ﷼ (E£ 1,490) | E£ 1,489 | + 0% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 36 ﷼ (E£ 177) | E£ 60 | + 195% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 39 ﷼ (E£ 192) | E£ 17 | + 1040% | |
Clothes | + 95% | |||
Clothes in Doha (Qatar) is 95% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 312 ﷼ (E£ 1,528) | E£ 735 | + 108% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 240 ﷼ (E£ 1,176) | E£ 604 | + 95% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 354 ﷼ (E£ 1,736) | E£ 1,448 | + 20% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 485 ﷼ (E£ 2,375) | E£ 581 | + 308% | |
Transportation | + 211% | |||
Transportation in Doha (Qatar) is 211% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 80,000 ﷼ (E£ 391,840) | E£ 348,808 | + 12% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 0.98 ﷼ (E£ 4.80) | E£ 3.19 | + 50% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 250 ﷼ (E£ 1,225) | E£ 123 | + 899% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 22 ﷼ (E£ 105) | E£ 21 | + 405% | |
Personal Care | + 371% | |||
Personal Care in Doha (Qatar) is 371% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 19 ﷼ (E£ 93) | E£ 24 | + 285% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 66 ﷼ (E£ 322) | E£ 90 | + 258% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 195 ﷼ (E£ 954) | E£ 98 | + 873% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 19 ﷼ (E£ 91) | E£ 30 | + 203% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 14 ﷼ (E£ 69) | E£ 19 | + 267% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 20 ﷼ (E£ 98) | E£ 23 | + 337% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 9 ﷼ (E£ 43) | E£ 13 | + 240% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 11 ﷼ (E£ 52) | E£ 12 | + 351% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 39 ﷼ (E£ 192) | E£ 28 | + 592% | |
Entertainment | + 299% | |||
Entertainment in Doha (Qatar) is 299% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 189 ﷼ (E£ 927) | E£ 119 | + 681% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 70 ﷼ (E£ 343) | E£ 86 | + 299% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 239 ﷼ (E£ 1,172) | E£ 266 | + 340% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 160 ﷼ (E£ 784) | E£ 214 | + 266% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 82 ﷼ (E£ 399) | E£ 52 | + 666% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 17 ﷼ (E£ 84) | E£ 24 | + 252% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 40 ﷼ (E£ 196) | E£ 19 | + 905% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 2,469 ﷼ (E£ 12,091) | E£ 12,013 | + 1% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.54 ﷼ (E£ 2.64) | E£ 0.23 | + 1065% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 524 ﷼ (E£ 2,566) | E£ 433 | + 493% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 10 ﷼ (E£ 49) | E£ 26 | + 89% | |
TOTAL | + 383% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,607 prices entered by 173 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 16, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.898
EGP
/
QAR
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Cost of living in Doha (Qatar) is 383% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 67,584
(13,798 ﷼)
in Doha
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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