- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Lausanne
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 430% | |||
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Food in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 430% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 358) | E£ 68 | + 428% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 14 (E£ 251) | E£ 63 | + 297% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 10 (E£ 185) | E£ 31 | + 491% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.63 (E£ 29) | E£ 13 | + 127% | |
12 eggs, large | CHF 4.80 (E£ 86) | E£ 16 | + 422% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 4.10 (E£ 73) | E£ 6 | + 1098% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 10 (E£ 184) | E£ 29 | + 535% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.58 (E£ 64) | E£ 15 | + 326% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 3.05 (E£ 55) | E£ 5.21 | + 949% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.70 (E£ 30) | E£ 14 | + 121% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 10 (E£ 179) | E£ 88 | + 103% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.83 (E£ 51) | E£ 10 | + 400% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 2.51 (E£ 45) | E£ 2.60 | + 1629% | |
Housing | + 718% | |||
Housing in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 718% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,756 (E£ 49,365) | E£ 4,715 | + 947% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 2,192 (E£ 39,265) | E£ 2,520 | + 1458% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 201 (E£ 3,601) | E£ 253 | + 1322% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,316 (E£ 23,578) | E£ 2,488 | + 848% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 1,044 (E£ 18,698) | E£ 1,489 | + 1156% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 101 (E£ 1,801) | E£ 238 | + 656% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 65 (E£ 1,155) | E£ 397 | + 191% | |
40” flat screen TV | CHF 654 (E£ 11,714) | E£ 6,060 | + 93% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 186 (E£ 3,333) | E£ 1,489 | + 124% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 18 (E£ 319) | E£ 60 | + 432% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 26 (E£ 474) | E£ 17 | + 2713% | |
Clothes | + 62% | |||
Clothes in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 62% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 104 (E£ 1,858) | E£ 735 | + 153% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 40 (E£ 712) | E£ 604 | + 18% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 104 (E£ 1,858) | E£ 1,448 | + 28% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 175 (E£ 3,134) | E£ 581 | + 439% | |
Transportation | + 309% | |||
Transportation in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 309% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,500 (E£ 367,163) | E£ 348,808 | + 5% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.52 (E£ 27) | E£ 3.19 | + 754% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 71 (E£ 1,272) | E£ 123 | + 938% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 33 (E£ 592) | E£ 21 | + 2738% | |
Personal Care | + 759% | |||
Personal Care in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 759% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 12 (E£ 222) | E£ 24 | + 817% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 31 (E£ 549) | E£ 90 | + 510% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 100 (E£ 1,789) | E£ 98 | + 1724% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 8 (E£ 150) | E£ 30 | + 399% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.73 (E£ 103) | E£ 19 | + 443% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 6 (E£ 111) | E£ 23 | + 394% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 4.30 (E£ 77) | E£ 13 | + 510% | |
Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.87 (E£ 69) | E£ 12 | + 500% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 43 (E£ 761) | E£ 28 | + 2642% | |
Entertainment | + 361% | |||
Entertainment in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 361% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 70 (E£ 1,258) | E£ 119 | + 960% | |
2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 645) | E£ 86 | + 651% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 117 (E£ 2,090) | E£ 266 | + 685% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 100 (E£ 1,791) | E£ 214 | + 738% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 18 (E£ 317) | E£ 52 | + 507% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.05 (E£ 73) | E£ 24 | + 204% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 7 (E£ 116) | E£ 19 | + 497% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 538 (E£ 9,641) | E£ 12,013 | - 20% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.32 (E£ 5.73) | E£ 0.23 | + 2358% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 93 (E£ 1,657) | E£ 433 | + 283% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 9 (E£ 152) | E£ 26 | + 489% | |
TOTAL | + 425% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 618 prices entered by 84 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 14, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 425% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 73,546
(CHF 4,106)
in Lausanne
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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