- Cost of Living
- Nepal
- Egypt
- Kathmandu
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Kathmandu, Nepal**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 29% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Kathmandu (Nepal) is 29% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₨ 387 (E£ 64) | E£ 72 | - 12% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₨ 400 (E£ 66) | E£ 72 | - 8% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₨ 252 (E£ 41) | E£ 37 | + 11% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₨ 86 (E£ 14) | E£ 14 | + 5% | |

12 eggs, large | ₨ 194 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 59% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₨ 74 (E£ 12) | E£ 14 | - 13% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₨ 487 (E£ 80) | E£ 29 | + 177% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₨ 189 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | + 48% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₨ 51 (E£ 8) | E£ 5.86 | + 44% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₨ 216 (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 84% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₨ 1,361 (E£ 224) | E£ 92 | + 142% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₨ 180 (E£ 30) | E£ 11 | + 163% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₨ 61 (E£ 10) | E£ 10 | - 2% | |

Housing | + 49% | |||

Housing in Kathmandu (Nepal) is 49% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₨ 53,791 (E£ 8,855) | E£ 5,401 | + 64% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₨ 31,498 (E£ 5,185) | E£ 3,866 | + 34% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₨ 10,566 (E£ 1,739) | E£ 898 | + 94% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₨ 54,177 (E£ 8,919) | E£ 3,602 | + 148% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₨ 28,372 (E£ 4,671) | E£ 2,335 | + 100% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₨ 5,766 (E£ 949) | E£ 736 | + 29% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₨ 1,807 (E£ 298) | E£ 365 | - 18% | |

40” flat screen TV | ₨ 56,172 (E£ 9,247) | E£ 6,508 | + 42% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₨ 21,996 (E£ 3,621) | E£ 1,877 | + 93% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₨ 524 (E£ 86) | E£ 67 | + 28% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₨ 373 (E£ 61) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 4% | |||

Clothes in Kathmandu (Nepal) is 4% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₨ 2,979 (E£ 490) | E£ 740 | - 34% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₨ 4,515 (E£ 743) | E£ 681 | + 9% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₨ 6,737 (E£ 1,109) | E£ 1,691 | - 34% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₨ 5,389 (E£ 887) | E£ 777 | + 14% | |

Transportation | + 61% | |||

Transportation in Kathmandu (Nepal) is 61% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₨ 3,976,660 (E£ 654,648) | E£ 453,039 | + 45% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₨ 104 (E£ 17) | E£ 3.88 | + 341% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ₨ 1,442 (E£ 237) | E£ 182 | + 30% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ₨ 1,034 (E£ 170) | E£ 101 | + 69% | |

Personal Care | + 122% | |||

Personal Care in Kathmandu (Nepal) is 122% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₨ 177 (E£ 29) | E£ 33 | - 11% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₨ 607 (E£ 100) | E£ 72 | + 38% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₨ 5,000 (E£ 823) | E£ 200 | + 312% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₨ 275 (E£ 45) | E£ 40 | + 13% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₨ 335 (E£ 55) | E£ 21 | + 162% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₨ 392 (E£ 65) | E£ 26 | + 151% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ₨ 153 (E£ 25) | E£ 20 | + 27% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ₨ 177 (E£ 29) | E£ 15 | + 99% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₨ 462 (E£ 76) | E£ 46 | + 65% | |

Entertainment | + 75% | |||

Entertainment in Kathmandu (Nepal) is 75% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₨ 1,523 (E£ 251) | E£ 153 | + 64% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ₨ 704 (E£ 116) | E£ 99 | + 17% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₨ 11,851 (E£ 1,951) | E£ 520 | + 275% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₨ 3,140 (E£ 517) | E£ 249 | + 108% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₨ 743 (E£ 122) | E£ 52 | + 134% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₨ 255 (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 66% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₨ 368 (E£ 61) | E£ 19 | + 211% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₨ 83,812 (E£ 13,797) | E£ 11,487 | + 20% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₨ 13 (E£ 2.18) | E£ 0.23 | + 862% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ₨ 2,997 (E£ 493) | E£ 416 | + 19% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₨ 245 (E£ 40) | E£ 28 | + 44% | |

TOTAL | + 50% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,139 prices entered by 153 different people.

These prices were last updated on June 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.16462
EGP
/
NPR

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#
Cost of living in
**Kathmandu (Nepal)**
is
**50% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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