- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Lausanne
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Lausanne, Switzerland**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 418% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 418% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 379) | E£ 69 | + 447% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 14 (E£ 265) | E£ 67 | + 296% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 10 (E£ 196) | E£ 35 | + 458% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.63 (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 135% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 4.80 (E£ 91) | E£ 18 | + 414% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 4.10 (E£ 78) | E£ 6 | + 1165% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 10 (E£ 194) | E£ 29 | + 563% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.58 (E£ 68) | E£ 18 | + 272% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 3.05 (E£ 58) | E£ 5.33 | + 984% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.70 (E£ 32) | E£ 17 | + 89% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 10 (E£ 189) | E£ 92 | + 105% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.83 (E£ 54) | E£ 11 | + 387% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 2.51 (E£ 48) | E£ 3.48 | + 1267% | |

Housing | + 720% | |||

Housing in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 720% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,756 (E£ 52,187) | E£ 5,083 | + 927% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 2,192 (E£ 41,509) | E£ 2,637 | + 1474% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 201 (E£ 3,807) | E£ 291 | + 1206% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,316 (E£ 24,926) | E£ 2,571 | + 869% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 1,044 (E£ 19,767) | E£ 1,457 | + 1257% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 101 (E£ 1,904) | E£ 238 | + 700% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 65 (E£ 1,221) | E£ 381 | + 221% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 654 (E£ 12,384) | E£ 6,052 | + 105% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 186 (E£ 3,524) | E£ 1,489 | + 137% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 18 (E£ 337) | E£ 67 | + 400% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 26 (E£ 501) | E£ 17 | + 2874% | |

Clothes | + 70% | |||

Clothes in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 70% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 104 (E£ 1,964) | E£ 735 | + 167% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 40 (E£ 753) | E£ 604 | + 25% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 104 (E£ 1,964) | E£ 1,448 | + 36% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 175 (E£ 3,313) | E£ 581 | + 470% | |

Transportation | + 250% | |||

Transportation in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 250% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,500 (E£ 388,147) | E£ 356,935 | + 9% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.52 (E£ 29) | E£ 3.61 | + 697% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 71 (E£ 1,344) | E£ 182 | + 637% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 33 (E£ 626) | E£ 94 | + 565% | |

Personal Care | + 766% | |||

Personal Care in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 766% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 12 (E£ 235) | E£ 24 | + 870% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 31 (E£ 580) | E£ 87 | + 563% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 100 (E£ 1,891) | E£ 104 | + 1718% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 8 (E£ 158) | E£ 40 | + 294% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.73 (E£ 109) | E£ 19 | + 474% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 6 (E£ 117) | E£ 26 | + 357% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 4.30 (E£ 81) | E£ 13 | + 545% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.87 (E£ 73) | E£ 12 | + 534% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 43 (E£ 805) | E£ 29 | + 2686% | |

Entertainment | + 396% | |||

Entertainment in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 396% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 70 (E£ 1,330) | E£ 119 | + 1020% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 682) | E£ 86 | + 694% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 117 (E£ 2,210) | E£ 229 | + 865% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 100 (E£ 1,893) | E£ 228 | + 731% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 18 (E£ 335) | E£ 52 | + 542% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.05 (E£ 77) | E£ 22 | + 255% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 7 (E£ 123) | E£ 19 | + 531% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 516 (E£ 9,761) | E£ 12,013 | - 19% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.32 (E£ 6) | E£ 0.23 | + 2570% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 93 (E£ 1,751) | E£ 433 | + 305% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 9 (E£ 161) | E£ 27 | + 492% | |

TOTAL | + 411% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 544 prices entered by 70 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
18.934
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**Lausanne (Switzerland)**
is
**411% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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