#
Cost of living in
**Kanpur (India)**
is
**8% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 181 prices entered by 27 different people.

Food in Kanpur (India) is 4% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Kanpur (India) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

₨229 (E£ 56) | E£ 81 | 30% |

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

₨286 (E£ 70) | E£ 73 | 4% |

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

₨146 (E£ 36) | E£ 37 | 3% |

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

₨51 (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | 7% |

12 eggs, large | ||

₨69 (E£ 17) | E£ 20 | 14% |

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

₨54 (E£ 13) | E£ 12 | 15% |

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

₨154 (E£ 38) | E£ 29 | 29% |

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

₨89 (E£ 22) | E£ 23 | 4% |

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

₨22 (E£ 5.29) | E£ 5.88 | 10% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

₨92 (E£ 23) | E£ 19 | 17% |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

₨844 (E£ 207) | E£ 92 | 124% |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

₨73 (E£ 18) | E£ 11 | 63% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

₨28 (E£ 7) | E£ 5.68 | 21% |

Housing in Kanpur (India) is 10% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kanpur (India) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

₨13,026 (E£ 3,200) | E£ 5,401 | 41% |

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

₨14,730 (E£ 3,619) | E£ 4,599 | 21% |

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

₨3,056 (E£ 751) | E£ 898 | 16% |

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

₨14,512 (E£ 3,566) | E£ 3,602 | 1% |

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

₨9,734 (E£ 2,392) | E£ 2,335 | 2% |

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

₨1,700 (E£ 418) | E£ 736 | 43% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

₨1,119 (E£ 275) | E£ 343 | 20% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

₨31,009 (E£ 7,619) | E£ 6,508 | 17% |

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

₨8,116 (E£ 1,994) | E£ 1,877 | 6% |

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

₨351 (E£ 86) | E£ 67 | 28% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

₨450 (E£ 111) | E£ 50 | 121% |

Clothes in Kanpur (India) is 31% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kanpur (India) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

₨1,943 (E£ 477) | E£ 740 | 36% |

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

₨2,133 (E£ 524) | E£ 681 | 23% |

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

₨3,014 (E£ 740) | E£ 1,691 | 56% |

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

₨1,983 (E£ 487) | E£ 777 | 37% |

Transportation in Kanpur (India) is 13% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kanpur (India) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

₨778,667 (E£ 191,311) | E£ 453,039 | 58% |

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

₨71 (E£ 17) | E£ 4.08 | 329% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

- | E£ 182 | - |

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

- | E£ 126 | - |

Personal Care in Kanpur (India) is 21% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kanpur (India) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

₨86 (E£ 21) | E£ 33 | 35% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

₨120 (E£ 29) | E£ 72 | 59% |

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

₨300 (E£ 74) | E£ 200 | 63% |

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

₨145 (E£ 36) | E£ 40 | 11% |

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

₨127 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | 49% |

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

₨293 (E£ 72) | E£ 26 | 180% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

₨109 (E£ 27) | E£ 16 | 66% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

₨53 (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | 8% |

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

₨350 (E£ 86) | E£ 48 | 79% |

Entertainment in Kanpur (India) is 93% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kanpur (India) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

₨350 (E£ 86) | E£ 224 | 62% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

₨375 (E£ 92) | E£ 99 | 7% |

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

- | E£ 520 | - |

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

₨1,062 (E£ 261) | E£ 260 | 0% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

₨175 (E£ 43) | E£ 52 | 18% |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

₨246 (E£ 60) | E£ 26 | 130% |

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

₨155 (E£ 38) | E£ 19 | 95% |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

₨32,000 (E£ 7,862) | E£ 12,152 | 35% |

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

₨54 (E£ 13) | E£ 0.23 | 5776% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

₨1,833 (E£ 450) | E£ 416 | 8% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

₨90 (E£ 22) | E£ 28 | 21% |

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For example, you would need at least

**E£ 16,262**(₨66,189) in Kanpur to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 15,000**in Alexandria.