- Cost of Living
- Zimbabwe
- Egypt
- Harare
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Harare, Zimbabwe**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 134% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Harare (Zimbabwe) is 134% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $8 (E£ 146) | E£ 68 | + 115% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $8 (E£ 134) | E£ 65 | + 107% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $3.39 (E£ 60) | E£ 33 | + 82% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $1.41 (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 84% | |

12 eggs, large | $2.09 (E£ 37) | E£ 18 | + 101% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $1.15 (E£ 20) | E£ 6 | + 231% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $7 (E£ 124) | E£ 28 | + 341% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $2.48 (E£ 44) | E£ 16 | + 175% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $1.92 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.21 | + 550% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $1.39 (E£ 25) | E£ 17 | + 44% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $11 (E£ 187) | E£ 92 | + 103% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $2.29 (E£ 40) | E£ 11 | + 260% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $0.75 (E£ 13) | E£ 3.27 | + 304% | |

Housing | + 392% | |||

Housing in Harare (Zimbabwe) is 392% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $1,517 (E£ 26,818) | E£ 5,083 | + 428% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $840 (E£ 14,850) | E£ 2,637 | + 463% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $103 (E£ 1,818) | E£ 291 | + 524% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $1,049 (E£ 18,540) | E£ 2,571 | + 621% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $613 (E£ 10,837) | E£ 1,457 | + 644% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $75 (E£ 1,333) | E£ 238 | + 460% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $82 (E£ 1,448) | E£ 381 | + 280% | |

40” flat screen TV | $625 (E£ 11,055) | E£ 6,052 | + 83% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $311 (E£ 5,506) | E£ 1,489 | + 270% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $9 (E£ 163) | E£ 67 | + 142% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $2.36 (E£ 42) | E£ 17 | + 148% | |

Clothes | + 56% | |||

Clothes in Harare (Zimbabwe) is 56% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $67 (E£ 1,184) | E£ 735 | + 61% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $53 (E£ 938) | E£ 604 | + 55% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $88 (E£ 1,559) | E£ 1,448 | + 8% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $97 (E£ 1,715) | E£ 581 | + 195% | |

Transportation | + 176% | |||

Transportation in Harare (Zimbabwe) is 176% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $24,140 (E£ 426,802) | E£ 356,935 | + 20% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $1.33 (E£ 24) | E£ 3.35 | + 604% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $44 (E£ 775) | E£ 123 | + 532% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | $11 (E£ 194) | E£ 21 | + 828% | |

Personal Care | + 267% | |||

Personal Care in Harare (Zimbabwe) is 267% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $4.29 (E£ 76) | E£ 24 | + 213% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $10 (E£ 179) | E£ 87 | + 105% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $38 (E£ 678) | E£ 98 | + 591% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $4.10 (E£ 73) | E£ 40 | + 81% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $3.39 (E£ 60) | E£ 19 | + 217% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $4.95 (E£ 88) | E£ 23 | + 289% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $2.48 (E£ 44) | E£ 13 | + 248% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $1.40 (E£ 25) | E£ 12 | + 114% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $12 (E£ 218) | E£ 28 | + 685% | |

Entertainment | + 200% | |||

Entertainment in Harare (Zimbabwe) is 200% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $42 (E£ 740) | E£ 119 | + 523% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $16 (E£ 277) | E£ 86 | + 223% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $23 (E£ 403) | E£ 244 | + 66% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $66 (E£ 1,159) | E£ 214 | + 442% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $5.98 (E£ 106) | E£ 52 | + 103% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $3.53 (E£ 62) | E£ 24 | + 162% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $2.31 (E£ 41) | E£ 19 | + 110% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $799 (E£ 14,130) | E£ 12,013 | + 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.17 (E£ 3.02) | E£ 0.23 | + 1231% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $79 (E£ 1,399) | E£ 433 | + 223% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $2.37 (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 62% | |

TOTAL | + 209% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 533 prices entered by 51 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.680
EGP
/
USD

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#
Cost of living in
**Harare (Zimbabwe)**
is
**209% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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