- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Jeddah
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 98% | |||
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Food in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 98% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 66 | + 8% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 20 (E£ 94) | E£ 60 | + 56% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 12 (E£ 55) | E£ 32 | + 71% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.94 (E£ 23) | E£ 13 | + 83% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 16 | + 95% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 5.79 (E£ 27) | E£ 6 | + 344% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 10 (E£ 49) | E£ 27 | + 80% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 36) | E£ 15 | + 142% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 8 (E£ 37) | E£ 5.21 | + 615% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 2.60 (E£ 12) | E£ 13 | - 3% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 64 (E£ 299) | E£ 88 | + 238% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 5.75 (E£ 27) | E£ 10 | + 181% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.72 (E£ 8) | E£ 2.28 | + 255% | |
Housing | + 201% | |||
Housing in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 201% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 3,091 (E£ 14,532) | E£ 4,826 | + 201% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,233 (E£ 10,500) | E£ 2,486 | + 322% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 186 (E£ 874) | E£ 245 | + 256% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 1,727 (E£ 8,121) | E£ 2,488 | + 226% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,318 (E£ 6,197) | E£ 1,489 | + 316% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 93 (E£ 437) | E£ 238 | + 84% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 202 (E£ 948) | E£ 397 | + 139% | |
40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,728 (E£ 8,123) | E£ 6,060 | + 34% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 427 (E£ 2,007) | E£ 1,489 | + 35% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 40 (E£ 188) | E£ 55 | + 242% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 33 (E£ 155) | E£ 17 | + 822% | |
Clothes | + 74% | |||
Clothes in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 74% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 261 (E£ 1,229) | E£ 735 | + 67% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 228 (E£ 1,071) | E£ 604 | + 77% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 350 (E£ 1,646) | E£ 1,360 | + 21% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 372 (E£ 1,750) | E£ 581 | + 201% | |
Transportation | + 54% | |||
Transportation in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 54% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 70,000 (E£ 329,102) | E£ 348,808 | - 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.53 (E£ 2.49) | E£ 3.19 | - 22% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 80 (E£ 376) | E£ 123 | + 207% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 40 (E£ 187) | E£ 21 | + 798% | |
Personal Care | + 301% | |||
Personal Care in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 301% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 17 (E£ 80) | E£ 24 | + 231% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 45 (E£ 214) | E£ 90 | + 137% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 181 (E£ 850) | E£ 98 | + 767% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 21 (E£ 97) | E£ 30 | + 223% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 18 (E£ 84) | E£ 19 | + 343% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 69) | E£ 23 | + 208% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 9 (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 229% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 11 (E£ 51) | E£ 12 | + 337% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 27 (E£ 129) | E£ 28 | + 364% | |
Entertainment | + 142% | |||
Entertainment in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 142% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 108 (E£ 509) | E£ 119 | + 329% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 100 (E£ 470) | E£ 80 | + 487% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 291 (E£ 1,368) | E£ 323 | + 323% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 100 (E£ 470) | E£ 214 | + 120% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 24 (E£ 114) | E£ 52 | + 119% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 10 (E£ 46) | E£ 24 | + 93% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 3.00 (E£ 14) | E£ 19 | - 28% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | ﷼ 2,361 (E£ 11,099) | E£ 12,013 | - 8% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.53 (E£ 2.49) | E£ 0.23 | + 969% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 296 (E£ 1,392) | E£ 433 | + 222% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 10 (E£ 47) | E£ 26 | + 82% | |
TOTAL | + 124% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,314 prices entered by 153 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 23, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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/
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Cost of living in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 124% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 31,403
(﷼ 6,679)
in Jeddah
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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