- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Lausanne
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Lausanne, Switzerland compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 371% | |||
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Food in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 371% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 315) | E£ 61 | + 412% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 14 (E£ 220) | E£ 48 | + 361% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 10 (E£ 163) | E£ 31 | + 424% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.63 (E£ 26) | E£ 12 | + 119% | |
12 eggs, large | CHF 4.80 (E£ 76) | E£ 16 | + 373% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 4.10 (E£ 64) | E£ 4.82 | + 1237% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 10 (E£ 161) | E£ 38 | + 319% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.58 (E£ 56) | E£ 12 | + 370% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 3.05 (E£ 48) | E£ 4.24 | + 1031% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.70 (E£ 27) | E£ 15 | + 77% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 10 (E£ 157) | E£ 142 | + 11% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.56 (E£ 40) | E£ 9 | + 361% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 2.51 (E£ 39) | E£ 3.58 | + 1004% | |
Housing | + 579% | |||
Housing in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 579% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,756 (E£ 43,360) | E£ 4,450 | + 874% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 2,192 (E£ 34,488) | E£ 2,577 | + 1238% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 201 (E£ 3,163) | E£ 218 | + 1352% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,316 (E£ 20,710) | E£ 2,526 | + 720% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 1,044 (E£ 16,424) | E£ 1,649 | + 896% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 101 (E£ 1,582) | E£ 355 | + 345% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 65 (E£ 1,015) | E£ 443 | + 129% | |
40” flat screen TV | CHF 681 (E£ 10,710) | E£ 5,512 | + 94% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 169 (E£ 2,659) | E£ 1,699 | + 57% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 16 (E£ 251) | E£ 64 | + 294% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 26 (E£ 404) | E£ 19 | + 2055% | |
Clothes | + 57% | |||
Clothes in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 57% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 104 (E£ 1,632) | E£ 645 | + 153% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 40 (E£ 625) | E£ 599 | + 4% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 104 (E£ 1,632) | E£ 1,046 | + 56% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 175 (E£ 2,753) | E£ 720 | + 283% | |
Transportation | + 331% | |||
Transportation in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 331% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,500 (E£ 322,497) | E£ 291,975 | + 10% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.52 (E£ 24) | E£ 2.61 | + 816% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 71 (E£ 1,117) | E£ 109 | + 925% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 33 (E£ 524) | E£ 24 | + 2077% | |
Personal Care | + 531% | |||
Personal Care in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 531% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 13 (E£ 200) | E£ 24 | + 727% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 30 (E£ 475) | E£ 76 | + 524% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 93 (E£ 1,465) | E£ 112 | + 1212% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 7 (E£ 115) | E£ 30 | + 284% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.29 (E£ 83) | E£ 30 | + 178% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 6 (E£ 98) | E£ 27 | + 261% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 4.50 (E£ 71) | E£ 13 | + 461% | |
Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.89 (E£ 61) | E£ 9 | + 555% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 37 (E£ 584) | E£ 26 | + 2117% | |
Entertainment | + 414% | |||
Entertainment in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 414% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 65 (E£ 1,028) | E£ 119 | + 766% | |
2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 566) | E£ 73 | + 672% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 117 (E£ 1,836) | E£ 283 | + 549% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 100 (E£ 1,573) | E£ 233 | + 574% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 15 (E£ 238) | E£ 52 | + 356% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.05 (E£ 64) | E£ 24 | + 167% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 7 (E£ 102) | E£ 19 | + 425% | |
iPod nano 16GB | CHF 173 (E£ 2,719) | E£ 2,268 | + 20% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.32 (E£ 5.03) | E£ 0.23 | + 2067% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 93 (E£ 1,455) | E£ 394 | + 270% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 9 (E£ 134) | E£ 26 | + 414% | |
TOTAL | + 400% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 599 prices entered by 67 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 21, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Lausanne (Switzerland) is 400% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 81,192
(CHF 5,161)
in Lausanne
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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