- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Jeddah
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Jeddah, Saudi Arabia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 43% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 43% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 72 | - 2% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 20 (E£ 94) | E£ 72 | + 32% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 12 (E£ 55) | E£ 36 | + 52% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.70 (E£ 22) | E£ 13 | + 65% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 60% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 5.79 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 94% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 10 (E£ 49) | E£ 29 | + 69% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 36) | E£ 21 | + 74% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 8 (E£ 37) | E£ 5.98 | + 523% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | - | E£ 19 | - | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 92 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 11 | + 181% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.72 (E£ 8) | E£ 10 | - 22% | |

Housing | + 108% | |||

Housing in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 108% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 3,091 (E£ 14,557) | E£ 5,401 | + 170% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,233 (E£ 10,518) | E£ 3,866 | + 172% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 186 (E£ 876) | E£ 898 | - 2% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 1,727 (E£ 8,135) | E£ 3,625 | + 124% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,318 (E£ 6,208) | E£ 2,335 | + 166% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 93 (E£ 438) | E£ 736 | - 41% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 202 (E£ 950) | E£ 365 | + 160% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,444 (E£ 6,801) | E£ 6,508 | + 5% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 448 (E£ 2,108) | E£ 1,489 | + 42% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 28 (E£ 131) | E£ 67 | + 95% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 29 (E£ 135) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 66% | |||

Clothes in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 66% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 261 (E£ 1,231) | E£ 740 | + 66% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 228 (E£ 1,073) | E£ 614 | + 75% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 350 (E£ 1,648) | E£ 1,504 | + 10% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 372 (E£ 1,753) | E£ 777 | + 126% | |

Transportation | + 4% | |||

Transportation in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 4% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 70,000 (E£ 329,670) | E£ 453,039 | - 27% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.53 (E£ 2.50) | E£ 3.88 | - 36% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 80 (E£ 377) | E£ 182 | + 107% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 29 (E£ 137) | E£ 126 | + 9% | |

Personal Care | + 202% | |||

Personal Care in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 202% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 14 (E£ 65) | E£ 33 | + 100% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 45 (E£ 211) | E£ 80 | + 164% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 154 (E£ 726) | E£ 200 | + 263% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 23 (E£ 110) | E£ 40 | + 173% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 18 (E£ 84) | E£ 21 | + 301% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 16 (E£ 75) | E£ 26 | + 192% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 9 (E£ 43) | E£ 20 | + 118% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 13 (E£ 59) | E£ 15 | + 303% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 26 (E£ 120) | E£ 48 | + 152% | |

Entertainment | + 104% | |||

Entertainment in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 104% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 90 (E£ 423) | E£ 153 | + 176% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 100 (E£ 471) | E£ 96 | + 389% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 334 (E£ 1,571) | E£ 520 | + 202% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 100 (E£ 471) | E£ 228 | + 107% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 52 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 10 (E£ 46) | E£ 24 | + 90% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 19 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 1,864 (E£ 8,780) | E£ 11,487 | - 24% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.53 (E£ 2.50) | E£ 0.23 | + 1000% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 296 (E£ 1,394) | E£ 416 | + 235% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 10 (E£ 47) | E£ 28 | + 68% | |

TOTAL | + 66% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,047 prices entered by 112 different people.

These prices were last updated on April 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.710
EGP
/
SAR

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#
Cost of living in
**Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)**
is
**66% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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