- Cost of Living
- Qatar
- Egypt
- Doha
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living comparison between Doha, Qatar and Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | 109% | |||
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Food in Doha (Qatar) is 109% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 30 ﷼ (E£ 73) | E£ 59 | 24% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 22 ﷼ (E£ 54) | E£ 36 | 50% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 14 ﷼ (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | 55% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 ﷼ (E£ 17) | E£ 8 | 109% | |
12 eggs, large | 10 ﷼ (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | 69% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.78 ﷼ (E£ 12) | E£ 3.84 | 203% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 21 ﷼ (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | 148% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ﷼ (E£ 19) | E£ 12 | 52% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 9 ﷼ (E£ 21) | E£ 4.81 | 338% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 22 ﷼ (E£ 52) | E£ 13 | 290% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 70 ﷼ (E£ 170) | E£ 90 | 89% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.62 ﷼ (E£ 14) | E£ 8 | 75% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.64 ﷼ (E£ 14) | E£ 2.50 | 449% | |
Housing | 514% | |||
Housing in Doha (Qatar) is 514% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 15,407 ﷼ (E£ 37,485) | E£ 3,491 | 974% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 10,392 ﷼ (E£ 25,282) | E£ 1,935 | 1206% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 228 ﷼ (E£ 554) | E£ 188 | 194% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 8,579 ﷼ (E£ 20,871) | E£ 1,820 | 1047% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,752 ﷼ (E£ 13,994) | E£ 1,554 | 800% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 114 ﷼ (E£ 277) | E£ 1,158 | 76% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 297 ﷼ (E£ 723) | E£ 289 | 150% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,732 ﷼ (E£ 4,215) | E£ 4,882 | 14% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 373 ﷼ (E£ 906) | E£ 1,022 | 11% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 35 ﷼ (E£ 85) | E£ 44 | 94% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 33 ﷼ (E£ 81) | E£ 18 | 359% | |
Clothes | 69% | |||
Clothes in Doha (Qatar) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 312 ﷼ (E£ 759) | E£ 398 | 90% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 240 ﷼ (E£ 584) | E£ 331 | 77% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 362 ﷼ (E£ 882) | E£ 737 | 20% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 330 ﷼ (E£ 802) | E£ 540 | 49% | |
Transportation | 180% | |||
Transportation in Doha (Qatar) is 180% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 80,000 ﷼ (E£ 194,633) | E£ 142,552 | 37% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 0.98 ﷼ (E£ 2.38) | E£ 2.25 | 6% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 250 ﷼ (E£ 608) | E£ 120 | 405% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 24 ﷼ (E£ 59) | E£ 21 | 176% | |
Personal Care | 183% | |||
Personal Care in Doha (Qatar) is 183% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 25 ﷼ (E£ 61) | E£ 20 | 214% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 67 ﷼ (E£ 162) | - | - | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 174 ﷼ (E£ 422) | E£ 76 | 458% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 21 ﷼ (E£ 50) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 15 ﷼ (E£ 36) | E£ 18 | 94% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 20 ﷼ (E£ 48) | E£ 19 | 155% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 10 ﷼ (E£ 25) | E£ 8 | 222% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 10 ﷼ (E£ 24) | E£ 5.21 | 358% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 66 ﷼ (E£ 161) | E£ 25 | 540% | |
Entertainment | 204% | |||
Entertainment in Doha (Qatar) is 204% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 197 ﷼ (E£ 479) | E£ 65 | 633% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 70 ﷼ (E£ 170) | E£ 66 | 158% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 143 ﷼ (E£ 347) | E£ 365 | 5% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 160 ﷼ (E£ 389) | E£ 206 | 89% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 83 ﷼ (E£ 202) | E£ 32 | 523% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 17 ﷼ (E£ 42) | E£ 19 | 114% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 40 ﷼ (E£ 97) | E£ 12 | 691% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 746 ﷼ (E£ 1,815) | E£ 1,962 | 7% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.54 ﷼ (E£ 1.31) | E£ 0.24 | 458% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 524 ﷼ (E£ 1,275) | E£ 325 | 292% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 10 ﷼ (E£ 24) | E£ 23 | 7% | |
TOTAL | 245% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 1,162 prices entered by 121 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 21, 2016.
Exchange rate:
2.433
EGP
/
QAR
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Cost of living in Doha (Qatar) is 245% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 51,687
(21,245 ﷼)
in Doha
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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