- Cost of Living
- Israel
- Egypt
- Haifa
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Haifa, Israel**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 193% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Haifa (Israel) is 193% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 59 ₪ (E£ 295) | E£ 72 | + 309% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 45 ₪ (E£ 228) | E£ 72 | + 219% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 15 ₪ (E£ 74) | E£ 37 | + 98% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 5.81 ₪ (E£ 29) | E£ 14 | + 116% | |

12 eggs, large | 13 ₪ (E£ 63) | E£ 20 | + 213% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.98 ₪ (E£ 30) | E£ 14 | + 113% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 27 ₪ (E£ 134) | E£ 29 | + 363% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ₪ (E£ 41) | E£ 21 | + 95% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 3.94 ₪ (E£ 20) | E£ 5.86 | + 238% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9 ₪ (E£ 46) | E£ 19 | + 136% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 41 ₪ (E£ 208) | E£ 92 | + 125% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 8 ₪ (E£ 39) | E£ 11 | + 249% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 10 | + 200% | |

Housing | + 152% | |||

Housing in Haifa (Israel) is 152% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 4,302 ₪ (E£ 21,592) | E£ 5,401 | + 300% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 2,769 ₪ (E£ 13,897) | E£ 3,866 | + 259% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 632 ₪ (E£ 3,172) | E£ 898 | + 253% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 2,473 ₪ (E£ 12,410) | E£ 3,625 | + 242% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 2,051 ₪ (E£ 10,295) | E£ 2,335 | + 341% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 355 ₪ (E£ 1,781) | E£ 736 | + 142% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 65 ₪ (E£ 325) | E£ 365 | - 11% | |

40” flat screen TV | 2,079 ₪ (E£ 10,433) | E£ 6,508 | + 60% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 442 ₪ (E£ 2,217) | E£ 1,877 | + 18% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 145) | E£ 67 | + 116% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 47 ₪ (E£ 234) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 41% | |||

Clothes in Haifa (Israel) is 41% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 331 ₪ (E£ 1,661) | E£ 740 | + 124% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 155 ₪ (E£ 779) | E£ 681 | + 14% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 390 ₪ (E£ 1,957) | E£ 1,691 | + 16% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 423 ₪ (E£ 2,122) | E£ 777 | + 173% | |

Transportation | + 197% | |||

Transportation in Haifa (Israel) is 197% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 142,235 ₪ (E£ 713,811) | E£ 453,039 | + 58% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 3.88 | + 688% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 212 ₪ (E£ 1,063) | E£ 182 | + 483% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 61 ₪ (E£ 307) | E£ 126 | + 143% | |

Personal Care | + 366% | |||

Personal Care in Haifa (Israel) is 366% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 29 ₪ (E£ 148) | E£ 33 | + 351% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 33 ₪ (E£ 166) | E£ 72 | + 129% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 356 ₪ (E£ 1,787) | E£ 200 | + 793% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 36 ₪ (E£ 179) | E£ 40 | + 346% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 21 ₪ (E£ 106) | E£ 21 | + 407% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 21 ₪ (E£ 104) | E£ 26 | + 305% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 5.65 ₪ (E£ 28) | E£ 20 | + 43% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 11 ₪ (E£ 55) | E£ 15 | + 276% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 49 ₪ (E£ 247) | E£ 46 | + 437% | |

Entertainment | + 244% | |||

Entertainment in Haifa (Israel) is 244% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 143 ₪ (E£ 716) | E£ 153 | + 367% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 79 ₪ (E£ 394) | E£ 99 | + 299% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 234 ₪ (E£ 1,172) | E£ 520 | + 125% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 246 ₪ (E£ 1,233) | E£ 249 | + 396% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 39 ₪ (E£ 194) | E£ 52 | + 273% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 13 ₪ (E£ 64) | E£ 25 | + 155% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 144) | E£ 19 | + 637% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 2,208 ₪ (E£ 11,079) | E£ 11,487 | - 4% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.46 ₪ (E£ 7) | E£ 0.23 | + 3139% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 269 ₪ (E£ 1,351) | E£ 416 | + 225% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 33 ₪ (E£ 166) | E£ 28 | + 494% | |

TOTAL | + 187% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 642 prices entered by 53 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 25, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.019
EGP
/
ILS

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#
Cost of living in
**Haifa (Israel)**
is
**187% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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