- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Izhevsk
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Izhevsk, Russia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 46% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Izhevsk (Russia) is 46% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 265 (E£ 83) | E£ 68 | + 22% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 264 (E£ 83) | E£ 65 | + 28% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 105 (E£ 33) | E£ 33 | + 0% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 42 (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | - 4% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 75 (E£ 23) | E£ 18 | + 27% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 136 (E£ 42) | E£ 6 | + 592% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 227 (E£ 71) | E£ 28 | + 152% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 81 (E£ 25) | E£ 16 | + 59% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 39 (E£ 12) | E£ 5.21 | + 132% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 51 (E£ 16) | E£ 17 | - 6% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 348 (E£ 109) | E£ 92 | + 18% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 67 (E£ 21) | E£ 11 | + 85% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 18 (E£ 5.66) | E£ 3.27 | + 73% | |

Housing | + 55% | |||

Housing in Izhevsk (Russia) is 55% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 26,946 (E£ 8,423) | E£ 5,083 | + 66% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 19,811 (E£ 6,192) | E£ 2,637 | + 135% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 3,324 (E£ 1,039) | E£ 291 | + 256% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 20,694 (E£ 6,469) | E£ 2,571 | + 152% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 11,682 (E£ 3,651) | E£ 1,457 | + 151% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 1,909 (E£ 597) | E£ 238 | + 151% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 424 (E£ 133) | E£ 381 | - 65% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 15,410 (E£ 4,817) | E£ 6,052 | - 20% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 3,783 (E£ 1,182) | E£ 1,489 | - 21% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 385 (E£ 120) | E£ 67 | + 78% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 328 (E£ 103) | E£ 17 | + 508% | |

Clothes | + 28% | |||

Clothes in Izhevsk (Russia) is 28% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 4,245 (E£ 1,327) | E£ 735 | + 81% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 1,835 (E£ 574) | E£ 604 | - 5% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,659 (E£ 1,769) | E£ 1,448 | + 22% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 7,555 (E£ 2,361) | E£ 581 | + 306% | |

Transportation | + 73% | |||

Transportation in Izhevsk (Russia) is 73% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 1,371,510 (E£ 428,698) | E£ 356,935 | + 20% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 36 (E£ 11) | E£ 3.35 | + 236% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 1,182 (E£ 369) | E£ 123 | + 201% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | руб 151 (E£ 47) | E£ 21 | + 126% | |

Personal Care | + 225% | |||

Personal Care in Izhevsk (Russia) is 225% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 333 (E£ 104) | E£ 24 | + 329% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 1,596 (E£ 499) | E£ 87 | + 470% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 998 (E£ 312) | E£ 98 | + 218% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 265 (E£ 83) | E£ 40 | + 107% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 156 (E£ 49) | E£ 19 | + 157% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 196 (E£ 61) | E£ 23 | + 173% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 87 (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 116% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 86 (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 132% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 218 (E£ 68) | E£ 28 | + 145% | |

Entertainment | + 67% | |||

Entertainment in Izhevsk (Russia) is 67% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 990 (E£ 309) | E£ 119 | + 161% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 439 (E£ 137) | E£ 86 | + 60% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 1,104 (E£ 345) | E£ 244 | + 42% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 2,528 (E£ 790) | E£ 214 | + 269% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 244 (E£ 76) | E£ 52 | + 46% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 132 (E£ 41) | E£ 24 | + 73% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 123 (E£ 38) | E£ 19 | + 97% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 38,500 (E£ 12,034) | E£ 12,013 | + 0% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 1.70 (E£ 0.53) | E£ 0.23 | + 135% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 2,292 (E£ 716) | E£ 433 | + 65% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 126 (E£ 39) | E£ 26 | + 53% | |

TOTAL | + 64% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 285 prices entered by 30 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.31257
EGP
/
RUB

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#
Cost of living in
**Izhevsk (Russia)**
is
**64% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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