- Cost of Living
- Chile
- Egypt
- Iquique
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Iquique, Chile**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 69% | |||
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Food in Iquique (Chile) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CH$3,584 (E£ 103) | E£ 72 | + 42% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CH$3,165 (E£ 91) | E£ 72 | + 27% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CH$2,859 (E£ 82) | E£ 37 | + 120% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CH$734 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 56% | |

12 eggs, large | CH$1,778 (E£ 51) | E£ 20 | + 153% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CH$842 (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 72% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CH$3,861 (E£ 111) | E£ 29 | + 283% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CH$964 (E£ 28) | E£ 21 | + 32% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CH$683 (E£ 20) | E£ 5.86 | + 234% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CH$963 (E£ 28) | E£ 19 | + 43% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CH$3,552 (E£ 102) | E£ 92 | + 10% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CH$1,078 (E£ 31) | E£ 11 | + 173% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CH$502 (E£ 14) | E£ 10 | + 39% | |

Housing | + 182% | |||

Housing in Iquique (Chile) is 182% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CH$640,000 (E£ 18,342) | E£ 5,401 | + 240% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CH$450,538 (E£ 12,912) | E£ 3,866 | + 234% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CH$127,984 (E£ 3,668) | E£ 898 | + 309% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CH$397,730 (E£ 11,399) | E£ 3,625 | + 214% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CH$301,075 (E£ 8,629) | E£ 2,335 | + 269% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CH$194,151 (E£ 5,564) | E£ 736 | + 656% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CH$23,810 (E£ 682) | E£ 365 | + 87% | |

40” flat screen TV | CH$371,707 (E£ 10,653) | E£ 6,508 | + 64% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CH$79,167 (E£ 2,269) | E£ 1,877 | + 21% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CH$7,025 (E£ 201) | E£ 67 | + 199% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CH$2,292 (E£ 66) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 103% | |||

Clothes in Iquique (Chile) is 103% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CH$25,505 (E£ 731) | E£ 740 | - 1% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CH$62,481 (E£ 1,791) | E£ 681 | + 163% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CH$40,022 (E£ 1,147) | E£ 1,691 | - 32% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CH$67,953 (E£ 1,947) | E£ 777 | + 151% | |

Transportation | + 99% | |||

Transportation in Iquique (Chile) is 99% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CH$15,000,000 (E£ 429,891) | E£ 453,039 | - 5% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CH$784 (E£ 22) | E£ 3.88 | + 480% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CH$27,150 (E£ 778) | E£ 182 | + 327% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CH$4,503 (E£ 129) | E£ 126 | + 2% | |

Personal Care | + 225% | |||

Personal Care in Iquique (Chile) is 225% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CH$5,067 (E£ 145) | E£ 33 | + 344% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CH$9,000 (E£ 258) | E£ 72 | + 256% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CH$24,595 (E£ 705) | E£ 200 | + 252% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CH$5,750 (E£ 165) | E£ 40 | + 311% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CH$2,705 (E£ 78) | E£ 21 | + 269% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CH$2,500 (E£ 72) | E£ 26 | + 179% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CH$1,438 (E£ 41) | E£ 20 | + 108% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CH$1,278 (E£ 37) | E£ 15 | + 150% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CH$6,263 (E£ 180) | E£ 46 | + 290% | |

Entertainment | + 143% | |||

Entertainment in Iquique (Chile) is 143% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CH$24,495 (E£ 702) | E£ 153 | + 358% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CH$6,953 (E£ 199) | E£ 99 | + 102% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CH$10,004 (E£ 287) | E£ 520 | - 45% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CH$37,506 (E£ 1,075) | E£ 249 | + 332% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CH$4,874 (E£ 140) | E£ 52 | + 168% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CH$3,009 (E£ 86) | E£ 25 | + 242% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CH$1,899 (E£ 54) | E£ 19 | + 179% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CH$350,000 (E£ 10,031) | E£ 11,487 | - 13% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CH$102 (E£ 2.93) | E£ 0.23 | + 1191% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CH$35,086 (E£ 1,006) | E£ 416 | + 142% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CH$2,794 (E£ 80) | E£ 28 | + 186% | |

TOTAL | + 124% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 403 prices entered by 31 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.02866
EGP
/
CLP

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#
Cost of living in
**Iquique (Chile)**
is
**124% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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