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

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

Currency:

Food | + 297% | |||
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Food in Lugano (Switzerland) is 297% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 356) | E£ 72 | + 394% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 13 (E£ 232) | E£ 72 | + 224% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 11 (E£ 203) | E£ 37 | + 443% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.59 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 110% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 6.00 (E£ 107) | E£ 20 | + 431% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.33 (E£ 59) | E£ 14 | + 322% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 7 (E£ 131) | E£ 29 | + 352% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.00 (E£ 53) | E£ 21 | + 155% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 3.00 (E£ 53) | E£ 5.86 | + 812% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.67 (E£ 30) | E£ 19 | + 54% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 8 (E£ 142) | E£ 92 | + 54% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.80 (E£ 50) | E£ 11 | + 342% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 2.38 (E£ 42) | E£ 10 | + 310% | |

Housing | + 327% | |||

Housing in Lugano (Switzerland) is 327% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,200 (E£ 39,182) | E£ 5,401 | + 625% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,742 (E£ 31,019) | E£ 3,866 | + 702% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 157 (E£ 2,790) | E£ 898 | + 211% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,198 (E£ 21,337) | E£ 3,625 | + 489% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 1,039 (E£ 18,497) | E£ 2,335 | + 692% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 78 (E£ 1,395) | E£ 736 | + 89% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 48 (E£ 862) | E£ 365 | + 136% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 579 (E£ 10,306) | E£ 6,508 | + 58% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 135 (E£ 2,399) | E£ 1,877 | + 28% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 15 (E£ 261) | E£ 67 | + 287% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 24 (E£ 427) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 40% | |||

Clothes in Lugano (Switzerland) is 40% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 97 (E£ 1,722) | E£ 740 | + 133% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 48 (E£ 846) | E£ 681 | + 24% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 85 (E£ 1,514) | E£ 1,691 | - 10% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 93 (E£ 1,647) | E£ 777 | + 112% | |

Transportation | + 138% | |||

Transportation in Lugano (Switzerland) is 138% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 26,000 (E£ 463,065) | E£ 453,039 | + 2% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.77 (E£ 32) | E£ 3.88 | + 713% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 44 (E£ 784) | E£ 182 | + 330% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 25 (E£ 449) | E£ 126 | + 256% | |

Personal Care | + 565% | |||

Personal Care in Lugano (Switzerland) is 565% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 14 (E£ 241) | E£ 33 | + 635% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 43 (E£ 772) | E£ 72 | + 966% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 114 (E£ 2,022) | E£ 200 | + 911% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 8 (E£ 135) | E£ 40 | + 238% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.87 (E£ 104) | E£ 21 | + 397% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 5.24 (E£ 93) | E£ 26 | + 263% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 3.02 (E£ 54) | E£ 20 | + 171% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.82 (E£ 68) | E£ 15 | + 364% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 38 (E£ 672) | E£ 46 | + 1358% | |

Entertainment | + 297% | |||

Entertainment in Lugano (Switzerland) is 297% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 65 (E£ 1,154) | E£ 153 | + 654% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 32 (E£ 570) | E£ 99 | + 477% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 118 (E£ 2,099) | E£ 520 | + 304% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 85 (E£ 1,514) | E£ 249 | + 509% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 17 (E£ 294) | E£ 52 | + 464% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 3.25 (E£ 58) | E£ 25 | + 130% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 6.00 (E£ 107) | E£ 19 | + 448% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 556 (E£ 9,901) | E£ 11,487 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.40 (E£ 7) | E£ 0.23 | + 3039% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 85 (E£ 1,514) | E£ 416 | + 264% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 134) | E£ 28 | + 377% | |

TOTAL | + 251% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 453 prices entered by 36 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.810
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**Lugano (Switzerland)**
is
**251% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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