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

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

Currency:

Food | + 312% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Lugano (Switzerland) is 312% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 368) | E£ 72 | + 411% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 13 (E£ 239) | E£ 72 | + 235% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 11 (E£ 209) | E£ 36 | + 476% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.59 (E£ 29) | E£ 13 | + 119% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 6.00 (E£ 110) | E£ 19 | + 468% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.33 (E£ 61) | E£ 14 | + 336% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 7 (E£ 135) | E£ 35 | + 290% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.00 (E£ 55) | E£ 21 | + 163% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 3.00 (E£ 55) | E£ 5.98 | + 822% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.67 (E£ 31) | E£ 19 | + 59% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 8 (E£ 147) | E£ 92 | + 59% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.77 (E£ 51) | E£ 11 | + 358% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 2.38 (E£ 44) | E£ 11 | + 298% | |

Housing | + 348% | |||

Housing in Lugano (Switzerland) is 348% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 2,200 (E£ 40,487) | E£ 5,401 | + 650% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,742 (E£ 32,052) | E£ 3,866 | + 729% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 157 (E£ 2,883) | E£ 898 | + 221% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,198 (E£ 22,047) | E£ 3,625 | + 508% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 1,039 (E£ 19,113) | E£ 2,335 | + 718% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 78 (E£ 1,442) | E£ 736 | + 96% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 48 (E£ 891) | E£ 365 | + 144% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 579 (E£ 10,651) | E£ 6,508 | + 64% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 139 (E£ 2,567) | E£ 1,489 | + 72% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 14 (E£ 250) | E£ 67 | + 270% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 23 (E£ 429) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 54% | |||

Clothes in Lugano (Switzerland) is 54% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 97 (E£ 1,779) | E£ 740 | + 140% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 48 (E£ 874) | E£ 614 | + 42% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 85 (E£ 1,564) | E£ 1,504 | + 4% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 93 (E£ 1,702) | E£ 777 | + 119% | |

Transportation | + 145% | |||

Transportation in Lugano (Switzerland) is 145% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 26,000 (E£ 478,485) | E£ 453,039 | + 6% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.77 (E£ 33) | E£ 3.88 | + 740% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 44 (E£ 810) | E£ 182 | + 344% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 25 (E£ 464) | E£ 126 | + 268% | |

Personal Care | + 578% | |||

Personal Care in Lugano (Switzerland) is 578% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 14 (E£ 249) | E£ 33 | + 660% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 43 (E£ 798) | E£ 80 | + 898% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 114 (E£ 2,090) | E£ 200 | + 945% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 8 (E£ 140) | E£ 40 | + 249% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 5.87 (E£ 108) | E£ 21 | + 414% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 5.24 (E£ 96) | E£ 26 | + 275% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 3.02 (E£ 56) | E£ 20 | + 180% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.82 (E£ 70) | E£ 15 | + 379% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 38 (E£ 694) | E£ 48 | + 1358% | |

Entertainment | + 352% | |||

Entertainment in Lugano (Switzerland) is 352% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 65 (E£ 1,193) | E£ 153 | + 679% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 32 (E£ 589) | E£ 96 | + 512% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 134 (E£ 2,466) | E£ 520 | + 374% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 85 (E£ 1,564) | E£ 228 | + 587% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 17 (E£ 316) | E£ 52 | + 507% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 3.25 (E£ 60) | E£ 24 | + 146% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 6.00 (E£ 110) | E£ 19 | + 466% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 556 (E£ 10,231) | E£ 12,013 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.40 (E£ 7) | E£ 0.23 | + 3143% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 85 (E£ 1,564) | E£ 416 | + 276% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 138) | E£ 28 | + 393% | |

TOTAL | + 273% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 442 prices entered by 41 different people.

These prices were last updated on March 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
18.403
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**Lugano (Switzerland)**
is
**273% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 59,678**(CHF 3,243) in Lugano to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 16,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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