- Cost of Living
- Qatar
- Egypt
- Doha
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Doha, Qatar compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 210% | |||
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Food in Doha (Qatar) is 210% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 30 ﷼ (E£ 132) | E£ 61 | + 115% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 23 ﷼ (E£ 99) | E£ 48 | + 108% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 14 ﷼ (E£ 62) | E£ 31 | + 100% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 ﷼ (E£ 30) | E£ 12 | + 159% | |
12 eggs, large | 10 ﷼ (E£ 42) | E£ 16 | + 165% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.78 ﷼ (E£ 21) | E£ 4.82 | + 335% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 21 ﷼ (E£ 94) | E£ 38 | + 144% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ﷼ (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 185% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 9 ﷼ (E£ 38) | E£ 4.24 | + 797% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 22 ﷼ (E£ 95) | E£ 15 | + 526% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 70 ﷼ (E£ 308) | E£ 142 | + 117% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 6 ﷼ (E£ 28) | E£ 9 | + 219% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.64 ﷼ (E£ 25) | E£ 3.58 | + 593% | |
Housing | + 806% | |||
Housing in Doha (Qatar) is 806% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 15,407 ﷼ (E£ 67,702) | E£ 4,450 | + 1421% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 10,392 ﷼ (E£ 45,663) | E£ 2,577 | + 1672% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 228 ﷼ (E£ 1,000) | E£ 218 | + 359% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 8,579 ﷼ (E£ 37,696) | E£ 2,526 | + 1393% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,752 ﷼ (E£ 25,275) | E£ 1,649 | + 1433% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 114 ﷼ (E£ 500) | E£ 355 | + 41% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 297 ﷼ (E£ 1,305) | E£ 443 | + 194% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,808 ﷼ (E£ 7,946) | E£ 5,512 | + 44% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 370 ﷼ (E£ 1,627) | E£ 1,699 | - 4% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 36 ﷼ (E£ 159) | E£ 64 | + 150% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 37 ﷼ (E£ 162) | E£ 19 | + 765% | |
Clothes | + 83% | |||
Clothes in Doha (Qatar) is 83% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 312 ﷼ (E£ 1,370) | E£ 645 | + 112% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 240 ﷼ (E£ 1,055) | E£ 599 | + 76% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 366 ﷼ (E£ 1,607) | E£ 1,046 | + 54% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 367 ﷼ (E£ 1,613) | E£ 720 | + 124% | |
Transportation | + 240% | |||
Transportation in Doha (Qatar) is 240% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 80,000 ﷼ (E£ 351,532) | E£ 291,975 | + 20% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 0.98 ﷼ (E£ 4.31) | E£ 2.61 | + 65% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 250 ﷼ (E£ 1,099) | E£ 109 | + 908% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 26 ﷼ (E£ 114) | E£ 24 | + 376% | |
Personal Care | + 283% | |||
Personal Care in Doha (Qatar) is 283% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20 ﷼ (E£ 89) | E£ 24 | + 267% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 74 ﷼ (E£ 323) | E£ 76 | + 325% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 156 ﷼ (E£ 685) | E£ 112 | + 513% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 21 ﷼ (E£ 91) | E£ 30 | + 202% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 16 ﷼ (E£ 69) | E£ 30 | + 130% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 20 ﷼ (E£ 90) | E£ 27 | + 233% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 10 ﷼ (E£ 46) | E£ 13 | + 264% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 9 ﷼ (E£ 39) | E£ 9 | + 314% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 60 ﷼ (E£ 263) | E£ 26 | + 897% | |
Entertainment | + 334% | |||
Entertainment in Doha (Qatar) is 334% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 149 ﷼ (E£ 656) | E£ 119 | + 452% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 70 ﷼ (E£ 308) | E£ 73 | + 319% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 139 ﷼ (E£ 612) | E£ 283 | + 116% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 160 ﷼ (E£ 703) | E£ 233 | + 201% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 81 ﷼ (E£ 355) | E£ 52 | + 580% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 17 ﷼ (E£ 75) | E£ 24 | + 216% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 40 ﷼ (E£ 176) | E£ 19 | + 802% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 746 ﷼ (E£ 3,278) | E£ 2,268 | + 45% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.54 ﷼ (E£ 2.37) | E£ 0.23 | + 922% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 524 ﷼ (E£ 2,302) | E£ 394 | + 485% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 10 ﷼ (E£ 44) | E£ 26 | + 69% | |
TOTAL | + 375% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 1,149 prices entered by 130 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.394
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/
QAR
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Cost of living in Doha (Qatar) is 375% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 77,134
(17,554 ﷼)
in Doha
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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