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

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

Currency:

Food | + 278% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Herzliya (Israel) is 278% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 67 ₪ (E£ 336) | E£ 72 | + 366% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 47 ₪ (E£ 236) | E£ 72 | + 230% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 27 ₪ (E£ 135) | E£ 37 | + 262% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 8 ₪ (E£ 40) | E£ 14 | + 196% | |

12 eggs, large | 23 ₪ (E£ 114) | E£ 20 | + 465% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 7 ₪ (E£ 34) | E£ 14 | + 142% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 31 ₪ (E£ 157) | E£ 29 | + 444% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 10 ₪ (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | + 139% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.90 ₪ (E£ 25) | E£ 5.86 | + 320% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 11 ₪ (E£ 55) | E£ 19 | + 185% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 54 ₪ (E£ 272) | E£ 92 | + 194% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 8 ₪ (E£ 42) | E£ 11 | + 274% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 9 ₪ (E£ 46) | E£ 10 | + 347% | |

Housing | + 385% | |||

Housing in Herzliya (Israel) is 385% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 8,362 ₪ (E£ 41,964) | E£ 5,401 | + 677% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,439 ₪ (E£ 27,297) | E£ 3,866 | + 606% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 938 ₪ (E£ 4,705) | E£ 898 | + 424% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 6,071 ₪ (E£ 30,468) | E£ 3,625 | + 741% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,209 ₪ (E£ 26,142) | E£ 2,335 | + 1019% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 807 ₪ (E£ 4,051) | E£ 736 | + 450% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 86 ₪ (E£ 431) | E£ 365 | + 18% | |

40” flat screen TV | 2,178 ₪ (E£ 10,929) | E£ 6,508 | + 68% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 558 ₪ (E£ 2,802) | E£ 1,877 | + 49% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 30 ₪ (E£ 150) | E£ 67 | + 123% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 42 ₪ (E£ 210) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 75% | |||

Clothes in Herzliya (Israel) is 75% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 336 ₪ (E£ 1,688) | E£ 740 | + 128% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 215 ₪ (E£ 1,080) | E£ 681 | + 59% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 407 ₪ (E£ 2,044) | E£ 1,691 | + 21% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 563 ₪ (E£ 2,827) | E£ 777 | + 264% | |

Transportation | + 220% | |||

Transportation in Herzliya (Israel) is 220% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 160,000 ₪ (E£ 802,966) | E£ 453,039 | + 77% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 32) | E£ 3.88 | + 730% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 260 ₪ (E£ 1,305) | E£ 182 | + 615% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 126 | - | |

Personal Care | + 486% | |||

Personal Care in Herzliya (Israel) is 486% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20 ₪ (E£ 100) | E£ 33 | + 207% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 30 ₪ (E£ 151) | E£ 72 | + 108% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 413 ₪ (E£ 2,073) | E£ 200 | + 936% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 70 ₪ (E£ 351) | E£ 40 | + 776% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 34 ₪ (E£ 170) | E£ 21 | + 708% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 30 ₪ (E£ 151) | E£ 26 | + 485% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 4.24 ₪ (E£ 21) | E£ 20 | + 7% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 17 ₪ (E£ 87) | E£ 15 | + 489% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 85 ₪ (E£ 426) | E£ 46 | + 824% | |

Entertainment | + 470% | |||

Entertainment in Herzliya (Israel) is 470% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 206 ₪ (E£ 1,034) | E£ 153 | + 575% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 83 ₪ (E£ 418) | E£ 99 | + 322% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 919 ₪ (E£ 4,611) | E£ 520 | + 787% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 336 ₪ (E£ 1,686) | E£ 249 | + 578% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 53 ₪ (E£ 268) | E£ 52 | + 413% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 14 ₪ (E£ 72) | E£ 25 | + 184% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 32 ₪ (E£ 159) | E£ 19 | + 717% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 11,487 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 5.00 ₪ (E£ 25) | E£ 0.23 | + 10956% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 324 ₪ (E£ 1,626) | E£ 416 | + 291% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 35 ₪ (E£ 174) | E£ 28 | + 523% | |

TOTAL | + 306% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 310 prices entered by 28 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
**Herzliya (Israel)**
is
**306% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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