#
Cost of living in
**Kimberley (South Africa)**
is
**96% 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 175 prices entered by 13 different people.

Food in Kimberley (South Africa) is 62% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Kimberley (South Africa) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

R 146 (E£ 182) | E£ 81 | 124% |

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

R 55 (E£ 69) | E£ 73 | 5% |

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

R 37 (E£ 46) | E£ 38 | 23% |

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

R 13 (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | 24% |

12 eggs, large | ||

R 28 (E£ 35) | E£ 20 | 72% |

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

R 21 (E£ 26) | E£ 13 | 111% |

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

R 43 (E£ 54) | E£ 29 | 84% |

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

R 21 (E£ 26) | E£ 22 | 20% |

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

R 27 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.88 | 476% |

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

R 19 (E£ 24) | E£ 19 | 24% |

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

R 70 (E£ 87) | E£ 92 | 6% |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

R 17 (E£ 21) | E£ 11 | 86% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

R 8 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | 62% |

Housing in Kimberley (South Africa) is 144% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kimberley (South Africa) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

R 12,868 (E£ 16,057) | E£ 5,401 | 197% |

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

R 9,763 (E£ 12,182) | E£ 3,866 | 215% |

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

R 1,656 (E£ 2,067) | E£ 898 | 130% |

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

R 10,178 (E£ 12,700) | E£ 3,602 | 253% |

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

R 7,187 (E£ 8,968) | E£ 2,335 | 284% |

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

R 1,207 (E£ 1,506) | E£ 736 | 105% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

R 719 (E£ 897) | E£ 365 | 146% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

R 5,804 (E£ 7,242) | E£ 6,508 | 11% |

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

R 1,423 (E£ 1,776) | E£ 1,877 | 5% |

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

R 72 (E£ 89) | E£ 67 | 33% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

R 21 (E£ 26) | - | - |

Clothes in Kimberley (South Africa) is 85% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kimberley (South Africa) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

R 942 (E£ 1,176) | E£ 740 | 59% |

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

R 1,160 (E£ 1,447) | E£ 681 | 113% |

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

R 1,477 (E£ 1,843) | E£ 1,691 | 9% |

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

R 1,115 (E£ 1,391) | E£ 777 | 79% |

Transportation in Kimberley (South Africa) is 73% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kimberley (South Africa) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

R 382,018 (E£ 476,686) | E£ 453,039 | 5% |

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

R 13 (E£ 16) | E£ 3.88 | 325% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

R 499 (E£ 622) | E£ 182 | 241% |

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

- | E£ 126 | - |

Personal Care in Kimberley (South Africa) is 134% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kimberley (South Africa) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

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

R 63 (E£ 78) | E£ 33 | 138% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

R 211 (E£ 263) | E£ 72 | 264% |

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

R 387 (E£ 483) | E£ 200 | 142% |

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

R 50 (E£ 62) | E£ 40 | 54% |

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

R 40 (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | 140% |

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

R 53 (E£ 66) | E£ 26 | 158% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

R 25 (E£ 31) | E£ 20 | 56% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

R 10 (E£ 12) | E£ 15 | 15% |

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

R 179 (E£ 223) | E£ 46 | 384% |

Entertainment in Kimberley (South Africa) is 109% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Kimberley (South Africa) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

R 375 (E£ 468) | E£ 153 | 206% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

R 153 (E£ 191) | E£ 99 | 93% |

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

R 506 (E£ 632) | E£ 520 | 22% |

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

R 487 (E£ 607) | E£ 249 | 144% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

R 123 (E£ 153) | E£ 52 | 194% |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

R 46 (E£ 57) | E£ 25 | 126% |

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

R 34 (E£ 43) | E£ 19 | 120% |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

R 17,000 (E£ 21,213) | E£ 12,152 | 75% |

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

R 1.50 (E£ 1.87) | E£ 0.23 | 725% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

R 476 (E£ 593) | E£ 416 | 43% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

R 38 (E£ 48) | E£ 28 | 72% |

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### Compare other countries

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 29,412**(R 23,571) in Kimberley to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 15,000**in Alexandria.