#
Cost of living in
**Ipswich (United Kingdom)**
is
**161% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 313 prices entered by 22 different people.

Food in Ipswich (United Kingdom) is 166% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Ipswich (United Kingdom) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

£12 (E£ 269) | E£ 81 | 232% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

£5.72 (E£ 129) | E£ 73 | 78% |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

£4.10 (E£ 93) | E£ 38 | 146% |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

£0.74 (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | 24% |

12 eggs, large | ||

£2.39 (E£ 54) | E£ 20 | 169% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

£2.33 (E£ 53) | E£ 13 | 320% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

£4.55 (E£ 103) | E£ 29 | 251% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

£1.86 (E£ 42) | E£ 22 | 90% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

£0.77 (E£ 18) | E£ 5.88 | 198% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

£1.93 (E£ 44) | E£ 19 | 126% |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

£8 (E£ 178) | E£ 92 | 93% |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

£1.87 (E£ 42) | E£ 11 | 280% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

£0.93 (E£ 21) | E£ 6 | 238% |

Housing in Ipswich (United Kingdom) is 191% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Ipswich (United Kingdom) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

£1,065 (E£ 24,065) | E£ 5,401 | 346% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

£987 (E£ 22,316) | E£ 3,866 | 477% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

£124 (E£ 2,808) | E£ 898 | 213% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

£668 (E£ 15,109) | E£ 3,602 | 319% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

£569 (E£ 12,872) | E£ 2,335 | 451% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

£84 (E£ 1,890) | E£ 736 | 157% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

£20 (E£ 461) | E£ 365 | 26% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

£345 (E£ 7,793) | E£ 6,508 | 20% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

£91 (E£ 2,068) | E£ 1,877 | 10% |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

£6 (E£ 137) | E£ 67 | 102% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

£10 (E£ 230) | - | - |

Clothes in Ipswich (United Kingdom) is 24% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Ipswich (United Kingdom) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

£60 (E£ 1,348) | E£ 740 | 82% |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

£36 (E£ 816) | E£ 681 | 20% |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

£56 (E£ 1,261) | E£ 1,691 | 25% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

£54 (E£ 1,214) | E£ 777 | 56% |

Transportation in Ipswich (United Kingdom) is 164% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Ipswich (United Kingdom) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

£21,044 (E£ 475,682) | E£ 453,039 | 5% |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

£1.18 (E£ 27) | E£ 3.88 | 588% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

£48 (E£ 1,088) | E£ 182 | 497% |

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

£15 (E£ 342) | E£ 126 | 171% |

Personal Care in Ipswich (United Kingdom) is 206% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Ipswich (United Kingdom) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

£4.08 (E£ 92) | E£ 33 | 181% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

£8 (E£ 188) | E£ 72 | 160% |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

£50 (E£ 1,130) | E£ 200 | 465% |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

£3.22 (E£ 73) | E£ 40 | 82% |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

£1.56 (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | 67% |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

£3.95 (E£ 89) | E£ 26 | 247% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

£1.99 (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | 127% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

£1.86 (E£ 42) | E£ 15 | 186% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

£12 (E£ 280) | E£ 46 | 508% |

Entertainment in Ipswich (United Kingdom) is 173% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Ipswich (United Kingdom) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

£33 (E£ 754) | E£ 153 | 392% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

£19 (E£ 422) | E£ 99 | 327% |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

£40 (E£ 893) | E£ 520 | 72% |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

£58 (E£ 1,318) | E£ 249 | 430% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

£6 (E£ 141) | E£ 52 | 171% |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

£3.00 (E£ 68) | E£ 25 | 169% |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

£3.89 (E£ 88) | E£ 19 | 351% |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

£405 (E£ 9,143) | E£ 12,152 | 25% |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

£0.21 (E£ 4.66) | E£ 0.23 | 1952% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

£26 (E£ 591) | E£ 416 | 42% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

£8 (E£ 185) | E£ 28 | 559% |

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### Compare other countries

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 44,454**(£1,967) in Ipswich to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.