- Cost of Living
- Israel
- Egypt
- Jerusalem
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Jerusalem, Israel**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 189% | |||
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Food in Jerusalem (Israel) is 189% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 50 ₪ (E£ 249) | E£ 72 | + 245% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 45 ₪ (E£ 226) | E£ 72 | + 217% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 15 ₪ (E£ 74) | E£ 37 | + 98% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 5.02 ₪ (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 87% | |

12 eggs, large | 15 ₪ (E£ 73) | E£ 20 | + 264% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.29 ₪ (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 89% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 23 ₪ (E£ 117) | E£ 29 | + 306% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ₪ (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | + 81% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 8 ₪ (E£ 41) | E£ 5.86 | + 599% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 10 ₪ (E£ 50) | E£ 19 | + 159% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 41 ₪ (E£ 204) | E£ 92 | + 121% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 7 ₪ (E£ 37) | E£ 11 | + 225% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 10 | + 197% | |

Housing | + 216% | |||

Housing in Jerusalem (Israel) is 216% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 5,687 ₪ (E£ 28,539) | E£ 5,401 | + 428% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 4,653 ₪ (E£ 23,353) | E£ 3,866 | + 504% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 578 ₪ (E£ 2,898) | E£ 898 | + 223% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 3,270 ₪ (E£ 16,411) | E£ 3,625 | + 353% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 2,467 ₪ (E£ 12,379) | E£ 2,335 | + 430% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 289 ₪ (E£ 1,449) | E£ 736 | + 97% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 91 ₪ (E£ 456) | E£ 365 | + 25% | |

40” flat screen TV | 2,342 ₪ (E£ 11,751) | E£ 6,508 | + 81% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 481 ₪ (E£ 2,413) | E£ 1,877 | + 29% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 23 ₪ (E£ 115) | E£ 67 | + 71% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 49 ₪ (E£ 245) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 95% | |||

Clothes in Jerusalem (Israel) is 95% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 390 ₪ (E£ 1,957) | E£ 740 | + 164% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 247 ₪ (E£ 1,240) | E£ 681 | + 82% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 479 ₪ (E£ 2,402) | E£ 1,691 | + 42% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 464 ₪ (E£ 2,330) | E£ 777 | + 200% | |

Transportation | + 228% | |||

Transportation in Jerusalem (Israel) is 228% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 130,000 ₪ (E£ 652,410) | E£ 453,039 | + 44% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 8 ₪ (E£ 40) | E£ 3.88 | + 927% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 244 ₪ (E£ 1,226) | E£ 182 | + 572% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 77 ₪ (E£ 385) | E£ 126 | + 204% | |

Personal Care | + 379% | |||

Personal Care in Jerusalem (Israel) is 379% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 29 ₪ (E£ 148) | E£ 33 | + 351% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 24 ₪ (E£ 120) | E£ 72 | + 66% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 345 ₪ (E£ 1,732) | E£ 200 | + 766% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 32 ₪ (E£ 160) | E£ 40 | + 299% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 23 ₪ (E£ 115) | E£ 21 | + 445% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 19 ₪ (E£ 98) | E£ 26 | + 280% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 9 ₪ (E£ 47) | E£ 20 | + 138% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 12 ₪ (E£ 62) | E£ 15 | + 325% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 52 ₪ (E£ 263) | E£ 46 | + 472% | |

Entertainment | + 206% | |||

Entertainment in Jerusalem (Israel) is 206% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 134 ₪ (E£ 675) | E£ 153 | + 340% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 77 ₪ (E£ 386) | E£ 99 | + 291% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 464 ₪ (E£ 2,327) | E£ 520 | + 347% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 233 ₪ (E£ 1,167) | E£ 249 | + 369% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 40 ₪ (E£ 199) | E£ 52 | + 282% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 12 ₪ (E£ 62) | E£ 25 | + 148% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 25 ₪ (E£ 126) | E£ 19 | + 547% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 2,585 ₪ (E£ 12,974) | E£ 11,487 | + 13% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.55 ₪ (E£ 2.76) | E£ 0.23 | + 1116% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 240 ₪ (E£ 1,207) | E£ 416 | + 190% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 28 ₪ (E£ 142) | E£ 28 | + 408% | |

TOTAL | + 208% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 714 prices entered by 83 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 25, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.019
EGP
/
ILS

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#
Cost of living in
**Jerusalem (Israel)**
is
**208% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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