#
Cost of living in
**Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)**
is
**140% 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 734 prices entered by 71 different people.

Food in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 107% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

﷼ 54 (E£ 257) | E£ 81 | 218% |

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

﷼ 25 (E£ 120) | E£ 73 | 66% |

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

﷼ 17 (E£ 79) | E£ 38 | 110% |

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

﷼ 5.08 (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | 80% |

12 eggs, large | ||

﷼ 9 (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | 121% |

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

﷼ 5.66 (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | 116% |

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

﷼ 16 (E£ 74) | E£ 29 | 154% |

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

﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 22 | 46% |

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

﷼ 3.76 (E£ 18) | E£ 5.88 | 206% |

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 | 189% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

﷼ 1.43 (E£ 7) | E£ 6 | 10% |

Housing in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 177% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

﷼ 4,574 (E£ 21,849) | E£ 5,401 | 305% |

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

﷼ 3,385 (E£ 16,168) | E£ 3,866 | 318% |

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

﷼ 362 (E£ 1,731) | E£ 898 | 93% |

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

﷼ 3,285 (E£ 15,691) | E£ 3,602 | 336% |

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

﷼ 2,369 (E£ 11,314) | E£ 2,335 | 384% |

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

﷼ 335 (E£ 1,600) | E£ 736 | 117% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

﷼ 145 (E£ 695) | E£ 365 | 90% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

﷼ 1,456 (E£ 6,952) | E£ 6,508 | 7% |

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

﷼ 488 (E£ 2,331) | E£ 1,877 | 24% |

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

﷼ 32 (E£ 154) | E£ 67 | 128% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

﷼ 23 (E£ 109) | - | - |

Clothes in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 52% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

﷼ 177 (E£ 844) | E£ 740 | 14% |

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

﷼ 244 (E£ 1,164) | E£ 681 | 71% |

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

﷼ 354 (E£ 1,690) | E£ 1,691 | 0% |

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

﷼ 323 (E£ 1,543) | E£ 777 | 99% |

Transportation in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 140% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

﷼ 76,181 (E£ 363,856) | E£ 453,039 | 20% |

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

﷼ 1.61 (E£ 8) | E£ 3.88 | 99% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

﷼ 279 (E£ 1,332) | E£ 182 | 631% |

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

﷼ 29 (E£ 139) | E£ 126 | 10% |

Personal Care in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 268% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

﷼ 15 (E£ 72) | E£ 33 | 120% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

﷼ 47 (E£ 226) | E£ 72 | 213% |

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

﷼ 236 (E£ 1,128) | E£ 200 | 464% |

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

﷼ 27 (E£ 129) | E£ 40 | 222% |

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

﷼ 22 (E£ 104) | E£ 21 | 396% |

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

﷼ 18 (E£ 87) | E£ 26 | 238% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

﷼ 9 (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | 124% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

﷼ 13 (E£ 64) | E£ 15 | 337% |

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

﷼ 29 (E£ 137) | E£ 46 | 198% |

Entertainment in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is 145% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

﷼ 80 (E£ 382) | E£ 153 | 149% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

﷼ 111 (E£ 532) | E£ 99 | 438% |

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

﷼ 334 (E£ 1,593) | E£ 520 | 206% |

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

﷼ 244 (E£ 1,164) | E£ 249 | 368% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

- | E£ 52 | - |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

﷼ 15 (E£ 74) | E£ 25 | 192% |

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

- | E£ 19 | - |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

﷼ 1,844 (E£ 8,807) | E£ 12,152 | 28% |

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

﷼ 0.45 (E£ 2.16) | E£ 0.23 | 851% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

﷼ 389 (E£ 1,860) | E£ 416 | 347% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

﷼ 24 (E£ 117) | E£ 28 | 317% |

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For example, you would need at least

**E£ 35,994**(﷼ 7,536) in Jeddah to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 15,000**in Alexandria.