- Cost of Living
- Ukraine
- Egypt
- Kharkiv
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Kharkiv, Ukraine**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | - 6% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 6% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 99₴ (E£ 68) | E£ 72 | - 6% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 74₴ (E£ 51) | E£ 72 | - 29% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 52₴ (E£ 36) | E£ 37 | - 5% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 21₴ (E£ 14) | E£ 14 | + 5% | |

12 eggs, large | 33₴ (E£ 23) | E£ 20 | + 14% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 36₴ (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 73% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 91₴ (E£ 62) | E£ 29 | + 115% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 20₴ (E£ 14) | E£ 21 | - 34% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 9₴ (E£ 5.92) | E£ 5.86 | + 1% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 15₴ (E£ 10) | E£ 19 | - 46% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 123₴ (E£ 85) | E£ 92 | - 8% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 21₴ (E£ 14) | E£ 11 | + 25% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 12₴ (E£ 8) | E£ 10 | - 21% | |

Housing | + 8% | |||

Housing in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 8% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 12,461₴ (E£ 8,539) | E£ 5,401 | + 58% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 7,341₴ (E£ 5,030) | E£ 3,866 | + 30% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,559₴ (E£ 1,068) | E£ 898 | + 19% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 8,109₴ (E£ 5,556) | E£ 3,625 | + 53% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 4,927₴ (E£ 3,376) | E£ 2,335 | + 45% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 955₴ (E£ 655) | E£ 736 | - 11% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 161₴ (E£ 110) | E£ 365 | - 70% | |

40” flat screen TV | 10,994₴ (E£ 7,533) | E£ 6,508 | + 16% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,247₴ (E£ 1,540) | E£ 1,877 | - 18% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 141₴ (E£ 97) | E£ 67 | + 44% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 161₴ (E£ 110) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 46% | |||

Clothes in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 46% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,635₴ (E£ 1,121) | E£ 740 | + 51% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 32₴ (E£ 22) | E£ 681 | - 97% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,303₴ (E£ 1,578) | E£ 1,691 | - 7% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 2,380₴ (E£ 1,631) | E£ 777 | + 110% | |

Transportation | - 61% | |||

Transportation in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 61% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 29,994₴ (E£ 20,552) | E£ 453,039 | - 95% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.21₴ (E£ 0.83) | E£ 3.88 | - 79% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 328₴ (E£ 225) | E£ 182 | + 23% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 161₴ (E£ 111) | E£ 126 | - 13% | |

Personal Care | + 19% | |||

Personal Care in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 19% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 75₴ (E£ 52) | E£ 33 | + 58% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 133₴ (E£ 91) | E£ 72 | + 25% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 195₴ (E£ 133) | E£ 200 | - 33% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 50₴ (E£ 34) | E£ 40 | - 14% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 56₴ (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | + 82% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 53₴ (E£ 36) | E£ 26 | + 40% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 24₴ (E£ 16) | E£ 20 | - 18% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 37₴ (E£ 25) | E£ 15 | + 72% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 119₴ (E£ 81) | E£ 46 | + 77% | |

Entertainment | + 259% | |||

Entertainment in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 259% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 302₴ (E£ 207) | E£ 153 | + 35% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 139₴ (E£ 95) | E£ 99 | - 4% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,200₴ (E£ 822) | E£ 520 | + 58% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 541₴ (E£ 371) | E£ 249 | + 49% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 74₴ (E£ 51) | E£ 52 | - 3% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 31₴ (E£ 21) | E£ 25 | - 15% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 32₴ (E£ 22) | E£ 19 | + 13% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 16,414₴ (E£ 11,247) | E£ 11,487 | - 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 51₴ (E£ 35) | E£ 0.23 | + 15417% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 659₴ (E£ 451) | E£ 416 | + 8% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 26₴ (E£ 18) | E£ 28 | - 36% | |

TOTAL | + 20% |

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 65 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.685
EGP
/
UAH

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#
Cost of living in
**Kharkiv (Ukraine)**
is
**20% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 19,255**(28,101₴) in Kharkiv to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 16,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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