- Cost of Living
- Thailand
- Egypt
- Hua Hin
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Hua Hin, Thailand**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 88% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Hua Hin (Thailand) is 88% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 179 ฿ (E£ 99) | E£ 72 | + 38% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 162 ฿ (E£ 90) | E£ 72 | + 26% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 49 ฿ (E£ 27) | E£ 37 | - 27% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 52 ฿ (E£ 29) | E£ 14 | + 112% | |

12 eggs, large | 57 ฿ (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 57% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 37 ฿ (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 46% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 470 ฿ (E£ 261) | E£ 29 | + 802% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 80 ฿ (E£ 44) | E£ 21 | + 112% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 62 ฿ (E£ 34) | E£ 5.86 | + 486% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 51 ฿ (E£ 29) | E£ 19 | + 47% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 622 ฿ (E£ 345) | E£ 92 | + 274% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 45 ฿ (E£ 25) | E£ 11 | + 121% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 53 ฿ (E£ 29) | E£ 10 | + 184% | |

Housing | + 136% | |||

Housing in Hua Hin (Thailand) is 136% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 41,740 ฿ (E£ 23,173) | E£ 5,401 | + 329% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 33,277 ฿ (E£ 18,475) | E£ 3,866 | + 378% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,100 ฿ (E£ 1,166) | E£ 898 | + 30% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 22,983 ฿ (E£ 12,759) | E£ 3,625 | + 252% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 14,417 ฿ (E£ 8,004) | E£ 2,335 | + 243% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,600 ฿ (E£ 888) | E£ 736 | + 21% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 600 ฿ (E£ 333) | E£ 365 | - 9% | |

40” flat screen TV | 14,536 ฿ (E£ 8,070) | E£ 6,508 | + 24% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,475 ฿ (E£ 1,374) | E£ 1,877 | - 27% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 109 ฿ (E£ 61) | E£ 67 | - 10% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 133 ฿ (E£ 74) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 20% | |||

Clothes in Hua Hin (Thailand) is 20% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,467 ฿ (E£ 814) | E£ 740 | + 10% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 655 ฿ (E£ 364) | E£ 681 | - 47% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 3,554 ฿ (E£ 1,973) | E£ 1,691 | + 17% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 2,395 ฿ (E£ 1,329) | E£ 777 | + 71% | |

Transportation | + 147% | |||

Transportation in Hua Hin (Thailand) is 147% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 2,300,000 ฿ (E£ 1,276,904) | E£ 453,039 | + 182% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 28 ฿ (E£ 16) | E£ 3.88 | + 301% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 634 ฿ (E£ 352) | E£ 182 | + 93% | |

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

Personal Care | + 35% | |||

Personal Care in Hua Hin (Thailand) is 35% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 135 ฿ (E£ 75) | E£ 33 | + 128% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 128 ฿ (E£ 71) | E£ 72 | - 2% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 300 ฿ (E£ 167) | E£ 200 | - 17% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | E£ 40 | - | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 64 ฿ (E£ 36) | E£ 21 | + 70% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 60 ฿ (E£ 33) | E£ 26 | + 30% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 42 ฿ (E£ 23) | E£ 20 | + 18% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 44 ฿ (E£ 24) | E£ 15 | + 65% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 290 ฿ (E£ 161) | E£ 46 | + 250% | |

Entertainment | + 63% | |||

Entertainment in Hua Hin (Thailand) is 63% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 550 ฿ (E£ 305) | E£ 153 | + 99% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 313 ฿ (E£ 174) | E£ 99 | + 76% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,577 ฿ (E£ 875) | E£ 520 | + 68% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 960 ฿ (E£ 533) | E£ 249 | + 114% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 130 ฿ (E£ 72) | E£ 52 | + 38% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 75 ฿ (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 66% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 85 ฿ (E£ 47) | E£ 19 | + 142% | |

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

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.94 ฿ (E£ 1.08) | E£ 0.23 | + 374% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,408 ฿ (E£ 782) | E£ 416 | + 88% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 79 ฿ (E£ 44) | E£ 28 | + 56% | |

TOTAL | + 100% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 313 prices entered by 26 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.555
EGP
/
THB

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#
Cost of living in
**Hua Hin (Thailand)**
is
**100% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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