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

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

Currency:

Food | - 9% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 9% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 99₴ (E£ 66) | E£ 72 | - 9% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 74₴ (E£ 49) | E£ 72 | - 31% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 52₴ (E£ 35) | E£ 36 | - 5% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 21₴ (E£ 14) | E£ 13 | + 3% | |

12 eggs, large | 33₴ (E£ 22) | E£ 19 | + 15% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 36₴ (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 69% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 91₴ (E£ 60) | E£ 35 | + 74% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 20₴ (E£ 13) | E£ 21 | - 36% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 9₴ (E£ 5.76) | E£ 5.98 | - 4% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 15₴ (E£ 10) | E£ 19 | - 47% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 123₴ (E£ 82) | E£ 92 | - 11% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 21₴ (E£ 14) | E£ 11 | + 23% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 12₴ (E£ 8) | E£ 11 | - 28% | |

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£ 8,301) | E£ 5,401 | + 54% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 7,341₴ (E£ 4,890) | E£ 3,866 | + 26% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,559₴ (E£ 1,038) | E£ 898 | + 16% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 8,109₴ (E£ 5,402) | E£ 3,625 | + 49% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 4,927₴ (E£ 3,282) | E£ 2,335 | + 41% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 955₴ (E£ 637) | E£ 736 | - 14% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 161₴ (E£ 107) | E£ 365 | - 71% | |

40” flat screen TV | 10,994₴ (E£ 7,324) | E£ 6,508 | + 13% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,247₴ (E£ 1,497) | E£ 1,489 | + 1% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 141₴ (E£ 94) | E£ 67 | + 40% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 161₴ (E£ 107) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 47% | |||

Clothes in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 47% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,635₴ (E£ 1,089) | E£ 740 | + 47% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 32₴ (E£ 21) | E£ 614 | - 97% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,303₴ (E£ 1,534) | E£ 1,504 | + 2% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 2,380₴ (E£ 1,585) | E£ 777 | + 104% | |

Transportation | - 63% | |||

Transportation in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 63% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 29,994₴ (E£ 19,981) | E£ 453,039 | - 96% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.21₴ (E£ 0.81) | E£ 3.88 | - 79% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 328₴ (E£ 219) | E£ 182 | + 20% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 161₴ (E£ 107) | E£ 126 | - 15% | |

Personal Care | + 14% | |||

Personal Care in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 14% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 75₴ (E£ 50) | E£ 33 | + 53% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 133₴ (E£ 88) | E£ 80 | + 10% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 195₴ (E£ 130) | E£ 200 | - 35% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 50₴ (E£ 33) | E£ 40 | - 17% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 56₴ (E£ 37) | E£ 21 | + 77% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 53₴ (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 36% | |

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

Tube of toothpaste | 37₴ (E£ 25) | E£ 15 | + 68% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 119₴ (E£ 79) | E£ 48 | + 66% | |

Entertainment | + 920% | |||

Entertainment in Kharkiv (Ukraine) is 920% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 302₴ (E£ 201) | E£ 153 | + 32% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 139₴ (E£ 92) | E£ 96 | - 4% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,200₴ (E£ 799) | E£ 520 | + 54% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 541₴ (E£ 360) | E£ 228 | + 58% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 74₴ (E£ 49) | E£ 52 | - 5% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 31₴ (E£ 21) | E£ 24 | - 14% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 32₴ (E£ 21) | E£ 19 | + 10% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 16,414₴ (E£ 10,935) | E£ 12,013 | - 9% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 100₴ (E£ 67) | E£ 0.23 | + 29251% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 659₴ (E£ 439) | E£ 416 | + 5% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 26₴ (E£ 17) | E£ 28 | - 38% | |

TOTAL | + 121% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 711 prices entered by 65 different people.

These prices were last updated on March 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.666
EGP
/
UAH

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#
Cost of living in
**Kharkiv (Ukraine)**
is
**121% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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