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

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

Currency:

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

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

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 105₴ (E£ 71) | E£ 72 | - 2% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 73₴ (E£ 49) | E£ 72 | - 31% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 44₴ (E£ 30) | E£ 37 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 22₴ (E£ 15) | E£ 14 | + 9% | |

12 eggs, large | 30₴ (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | - 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 41₴ (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 95% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 83₴ (E£ 56) | E£ 29 | + 93% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 20₴ (E£ 14) | E£ 21 | - 35% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 8₴ (E£ 5.62) | E£ 5.86 | - 4% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 16₴ (E£ 11) | E£ 19 | - 44% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 139₴ (E£ 93) | E£ 92 | + 1% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 21₴ (E£ 14) | E£ 11 | + 26% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 14₴ (E£ 9) | E£ 10 | - 9% | |

Housing | + 61% | |||

Housing in Kiev (Ukraine) is 61% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 19,844₴ (E£ 13,308) | E£ 5,401 | + 146% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 13,444₴ (E£ 9,016) | E£ 3,866 | + 133% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,344₴ (E£ 1,572) | E£ 898 | + 75% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 13,835₴ (E£ 9,278) | E£ 3,625 | + 156% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 8,320₴ (E£ 5,580) | E£ 2,335 | + 139% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,609₴ (E£ 1,079) | E£ 736 | + 47% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 201₴ (E£ 135) | E£ 365 | - 63% | |

40” flat screen TV | 11,415₴ (E£ 7,655) | E£ 6,508 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,547₴ (E£ 1,708) | E£ 1,877 | - 9% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 233₴ (E£ 156) | E£ 67 | + 131% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 100₴ (E£ 67) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 38% | |||

Clothes in Kiev (Ukraine) is 38% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,995₴ (E£ 1,338) | E£ 740 | + 81% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 35₴ (E£ 23) | E£ 681 | - 97% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,418₴ (E£ 1,621) | E£ 1,691 | - 4% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 3,612₴ (E£ 2,422) | E£ 777 | + 212% | |

Transportation | - 63% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 26,595₴ (E£ 17,835) | E£ 453,039 | - 96% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.20₴ (E£ 0.80) | E£ 3.88 | - 79% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 355₴ (E£ 238) | E£ 182 | + 31% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 114₴ (E£ 77) | E£ 126 | - 39% | |

Personal Care | + 50% | |||

Personal Care in Kiev (Ukraine) is 50% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 80₴ (E£ 53) | E£ 33 | + 63% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 182₴ (E£ 122) | E£ 72 | + 69% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 393₴ (E£ 264) | E£ 200 | + 32% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 68₴ (E£ 46) | E£ 40 | + 14% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 57₴ (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | + 82% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 61₴ (E£ 41) | E£ 26 | + 60% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 28₴ (E£ 19) | E£ 20 | - 4% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 43₴ (E£ 29) | E£ 15 | + 99% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 197₴ (E£ 132) | E£ 46 | + 187% | |

Entertainment | + 33% | |||

Entertainment in Kiev (Ukraine) is 33% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 431₴ (E£ 289) | E£ 153 | + 89% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 178₴ (E£ 119) | E£ 99 | + 20% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 836₴ (E£ 561) | E£ 520 | + 8% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 859₴ (E£ 576) | E£ 249 | + 132% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 122₴ (E£ 82) | E£ 52 | + 56% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 42₴ (E£ 28) | E£ 25 | + 12% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 40₴ (E£ 27) | E£ 19 | + 36% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 12,937₴ (E£ 8,676) | E£ 11,487 | - 24% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.39₴ (E£ 0.93) | E£ 0.23 | + 311% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 981₴ (E£ 658) | E£ 416 | + 58% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 32₴ (E£ 22) | E£ 28 | - 23% | |

TOTAL | - 0% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,589 prices entered by 243 different people.

These prices were last updated on April 26, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.671
EGP
/
UAH

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#
Cost of living in
**Kiev (Ukraine)**
is
**about the same as**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require

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