- Cost of Living
- Qatar
- Egypt
- Doha
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Doha, Qatar compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 244% | |||
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Food in Doha (Qatar) is 244% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 30 ﷼ (E£ 149) | E£ 61 | + 142% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 22 ﷼ (E£ 111) | E£ 48 | + 133% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 14 ﷼ (E£ 70) | E£ 31 | + 125% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 ﷼ (E£ 32) | E£ 12 | + 176% | |
12 eggs, large | 10 ﷼ (E£ 48) | E£ 16 | + 199% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.78 ﷼ (E£ 24) | E£ 4.82 | + 391% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 21 ﷼ (E£ 106) | E£ 38 | + 175% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ﷼ (E£ 39) | E£ 12 | + 222% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 9 ﷼ (E£ 43) | E£ 4.24 | + 912% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 22 ﷼ (E£ 107) | E£ 15 | + 606% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 70 ﷼ (E£ 347) | E£ 142 | + 144% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 6 ﷼ (E£ 30) | E£ 9 | + 246% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.64 ﷼ (E£ 28) | E£ 3.58 | + 682% | |
Housing | + 959% | |||
Housing in Doha (Qatar) is 959% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 15,407 ﷼ (E£ 76,383) | E£ 4,450 | + 1617% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 10,392 ﷼ (E£ 51,518) | E£ 2,577 | + 1899% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 228 ﷼ (E£ 1,129) | E£ 218 | + 418% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 8,579 ﷼ (E£ 42,529) | E£ 2,526 | + 1584% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,752 ﷼ (E£ 28,516) | E£ 1,649 | + 1630% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 114 ﷼ (E£ 564) | E£ 355 | + 59% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 297 ﷼ (E£ 1,473) | E£ 443 | + 232% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,752 ﷼ (E£ 8,686) | E£ 5,512 | + 58% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 351 ﷼ (E£ 1,743) | E£ 1,699 | + 3% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 35 ﷼ (E£ 173) | E£ 64 | + 173% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 38 ﷼ (E£ 191) | E£ 19 | + 919% | |
Clothes | + 108% | |||
Clothes in Doha (Qatar) is 108% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 312 ﷼ (E£ 1,546) | E£ 645 | + 140% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 240 ﷼ (E£ 1,190) | E£ 599 | + 99% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 374 ﷼ (E£ 1,856) | E£ 1,046 | + 77% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 406 ﷼ (E£ 2,012) | E£ 720 | + 180% | |
Transportation | + 283% | |||
Transportation in Doha (Qatar) is 283% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 80,000 ﷼ (E£ 396,605) | E£ 291,975 | + 36% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 0.98 ﷼ (E£ 4.86) | E£ 2.61 | + 86% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 250 ﷼ (E£ 1,239) | E£ 109 | + 1037% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 25 ﷼ (E£ 125) | E£ 24 | + 420% | |
Personal Care | + 322% | |||
Personal Care in Doha (Qatar) is 322% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20 ﷼ (E£ 100) | E£ 24 | + 314% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 74 ﷼ (E£ 364) | E£ 76 | + 379% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 149 ﷼ (E£ 739) | E£ 112 | + 562% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 21 ﷼ (E£ 102) | E£ 30 | + 240% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 15 ﷼ (E£ 75) | E£ 30 | + 149% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 19 ﷼ (E£ 93) | E£ 27 | + 246% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 11 ﷼ (E£ 55) | E£ 13 | + 335% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 7 ﷼ (E£ 35) | E£ 9 | + 276% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 58 ﷼ (E£ 285) | E£ 26 | + 983% | |
Entertainment | + 403% | |||
Entertainment in Doha (Qatar) is 403% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 167 ﷼ (E£ 830) | E£ 119 | + 600% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 70 ﷼ (E£ 347) | E£ 73 | + 373% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 139 ﷼ (E£ 689) | E£ 283 | + 144% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 160 ﷼ (E£ 793) | E£ 233 | + 240% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 82 ﷼ (E£ 407) | E£ 52 | + 681% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 17 ﷼ (E£ 85) | E£ 24 | + 256% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 40 ﷼ (E£ 198) | E£ 19 | + 917% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 746 ﷼ (E£ 3,698) | E£ 2,268 | + 63% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.54 ﷼ (E£ 2.68) | E£ 0.23 | + 1053% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 524 ﷼ (E£ 2,598) | E£ 394 | + 560% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 10 ﷼ (E£ 50) | E£ 26 | + 90% | |
TOTAL | + 436% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 1,222 prices entered by 137 different people.
These prices were last updated on March 25, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.958
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QAR
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Cost of living in Doha (Qatar) is 436% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 83,791
(16,902 ﷼)
in Doha
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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