- Cost of Living
- Qatar
- Egypt
- Doha
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Doha, Qatar compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 295% | |||
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Food in Doha (Qatar) is 295% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 30 ﷼ (E£ 148) | E£ 61 | + 141% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 23 ﷼ (E£ 115) | E£ 48 | + 141% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 14 ﷼ (E£ 70) | E£ 25 | + 175% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 5.71 ﷼ (E£ 28) | E£ 10 | + 186% | |
12 eggs, large | 10 ﷼ (E£ 48) | E£ 11 | + 351% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.78 ﷼ (E£ 24) | E£ 6 | + 277% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 21 ﷼ (E£ 106) | E£ 27 | + 291% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ﷼ (E£ 38) | E£ 13 | + 191% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 9 ﷼ (E£ 43) | E£ 3.74 | + 1044% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 22 ﷼ (E£ 107) | E£ 9 | + 1093% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 70 ﷼ (E£ 346) | E£ 89 | + 289% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.31 ﷼ (E£ 26) | E£ 9 | + 188% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.64 ﷼ (E£ 28) | E£ 2.71 | + 929% | |
Housing | + 918% | |||
Housing in Doha (Qatar) is 918% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 15,407 ﷼ (E£ 76,139) | E£ 4,450 | + 1611% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 10,392 ﷼ (E£ 51,353) | E£ 2,577 | + 1893% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 228 ﷼ (E£ 1,125) | E£ 218 | + 416% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 8,579 ﷼ (E£ 42,393) | E£ 2,526 | + 1579% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,752 ﷼ (E£ 28,425) | E£ 1,181 | + 2306% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 114 ﷼ (E£ 563) | E£ 512 | + 10% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 297 ﷼ (E£ 1,468) | E£ 443 | + 231% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,341 ﷼ (E£ 6,627) | E£ 5,512 | + 20% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 307 ﷼ (E£ 1,519) | E£ 1,699 | - 11% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 36 ﷼ (E£ 179) | E£ 64 | + 182% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 38 ﷼ (E£ 188) | E£ 19 | + 903% | |
Clothes | + 103% | |||
Clothes in Doha (Qatar) is 103% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 312 ﷼ (E£ 1,541) | E£ 645 | + 139% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 240 ﷼ (E£ 1,186) | E£ 599 | + 98% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 333 ﷼ (E£ 1,646) | E£ 1,046 | + 57% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 383 ﷼ (E£ 1,891) | E£ 720 | + 163% | |
Transportation | + 150% | |||
Transportation in Doha (Qatar) is 150% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 80,000 ﷼ (E£ 395,335) | E£ 507,909 | - 22% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 0.98 ﷼ (E£ 4.84) | E£ 3.02 | + 60% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 250 ﷼ (E£ 1,235) | E£ 109 | + 1034% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 26 ﷼ (E£ 126) | E£ 21 | + 505% | |
Personal Care | + 289% | |||
Personal Care in Doha (Qatar) is 289% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 14 ﷼ (E£ 70) | E£ 24 | + 189% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 75 ﷼ (E£ 371) | E£ 76 | + 388% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 127 ﷼ (E£ 626) | E£ 112 | + 461% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 19 ﷼ (E£ 95) | E£ 30 | + 215% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 14 ﷼ (E£ 70) | E£ 30 | + 135% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 20 ﷼ (E£ 98) | E£ 27 | + 261% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 11 ﷼ (E£ 52) | E£ 13 | + 312% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 8 ﷼ (E£ 39) | E£ 12 | + 240% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 59 ﷼ (E£ 292) | E£ 39 | + 643% | |
Entertainment | + 384% | |||
Entertainment in Doha (Qatar) is 384% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 155 ﷼ (E£ 766) | E£ 119 | + 546% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 70 ﷼ (E£ 346) | E£ 73 | + 371% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 152 ﷼ (E£ 753) | E£ 283 | + 166% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 160 ﷼ (E£ 791) | E£ 233 | + 239% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 70 ﷼ (E£ 346) | E£ 52 | + 564% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 17 ﷼ (E£ 85) | E£ 24 | + 255% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 40 ﷼ (E£ 198) | E£ 19 | + 914% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 634 ﷼ (E£ 3,134) | E£ 2,268 | + 38% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.54 ﷼ (E£ 2.67) | E£ 0.23 | + 1049% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 524 ﷼ (E£ 2,589) | E£ 394 | + 558% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 10 ﷼ (E£ 49) | E£ 26 | + 90% | |
TOTAL | + 388% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 1,491 prices entered by 153 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 26, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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/
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Cost of living in Doha (Qatar) is 388% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 68,386
(13,839 ﷼)
in Doha
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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