- Cost of Living
- Macao
- Egypt
- Macao
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Macao compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 262% | |||
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Food in Macao is 262% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 76 Pataca (E£ 173) | E£ 61 | + 181% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 41 Pataca (E£ 94) | E£ 48 | + 96% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 29 Pataca (E£ 65) | E£ 25 | + 155% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 15 Pataca (E£ 33) | E£ 10 | + 232% | |
12 eggs, large | 24 Pataca (E£ 54) | E£ 11 | + 415% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 20 Pataca (E£ 45) | E£ 6 | + 615% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 57 Pataca (E£ 130) | E£ 27 | + 380% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 22 Pataca (E£ 50) | E£ 13 | + 279% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 20 Pataca (E£ 45) | E£ 3.74 | + 1091% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 13 Pataca (E£ 29) | E£ 9 | + 226% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 112 Pataca (E£ 252) | E£ 89 | + 184% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 17 Pataca (E£ 38) | E£ 9 | + 322% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 11 Pataca (E£ 26) | E£ 2.71 | + 846% | |
Housing | + 520% | |||
Housing in Macao is 520% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 19,250 Pataca (E£ 43,458) | E£ 4,450 | + 877% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 14,865 Pataca (E£ 33,559) | E£ 2,577 | + 1202% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,038 Pataca (E£ 2,343) | E£ 218 | + 975% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 11,480 Pataca (E£ 25,918) | E£ 2,526 | + 926% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 8,125 Pataca (E£ 18,342) | E£ 1,181 | + 1453% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 769 Pataca (E£ 1,737) | E£ 512 | + 239% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 217 Pataca (E£ 489) | E£ 443 | + 10% | |
40” flat screen TV | 8,154 Pataca (E£ 18,408) | E£ 5,512 | + 234% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 937 Pataca (E£ 2,116) | E£ 1,699 | + 25% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 72 Pataca (E£ 163) | E£ 64 | + 157% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 41 Pataca (E£ 92) | E£ 19 | + 390% | |
Clothes | + 88% | |||
Clothes in Macao is 88% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 613 Pataca (E£ 1,384) | E£ 645 | + 115% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 371 Pataca (E£ 838) | E£ 599 | + 40% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 748 Pataca (E£ 1,690) | E£ 1,046 | + 61% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,910 Pataca (E£ 4,313) | E£ 720 | + 499% | |
Transportation | + 91% | |||
Transportation in Macao is 91% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 253,210 Pataca (E£ 571,645) | E£ 507,909 | + 13% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 12 Pataca (E£ 27) | E£ 3.02 | + 777% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 145 Pataca (E£ 327) | E£ 109 | + 200% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 73 Pataca (E£ 164) | E£ 21 | + 687% | |
Personal Care | + 264% | |||
Personal Care in Macao is 264% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 57 Pataca (E£ 129) | E£ 24 | + 432% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 40 Pataca (E£ 90) | E£ 76 | + 19% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 329 Pataca (E£ 742) | E£ 112 | + 565% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 42 Pataca (E£ 95) | E£ 30 | + 216% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 32 Pataca (E£ 71) | E£ 30 | + 137% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 65 Pataca (E£ 146) | E£ 27 | + 442% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 15 Pataca (E£ 34) | E£ 13 | + 170% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 23 Pataca (E£ 51) | E£ 12 | + 342% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 199 Pataca (E£ 448) | E£ 39 | + 1042% | |
Entertainment | + 441% | |||
Entertainment in Macao is 441% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 436 Pataca (E£ 985) | E£ 119 | + 730% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 224 Pataca (E£ 506) | E£ 73 | + 590% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 885 Pataca (E£ 1,999) | E£ 283 | + 607% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 920 Pataca (E£ 2,077) | E£ 233 | + 790% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 77 Pataca (E£ 174) | E£ 52 | + 234% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 40 Pataca (E£ 90) | E£ 24 | + 276% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 41 Pataca (E£ 92) | E£ 19 | + 370% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 1,206 Pataca (E£ 2,722) | E£ 2,268 | + 20% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.15 Pataca (E£ 2.60) | E£ 0.23 | + 1019% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 985 Pataca (E£ 2,223) | E£ 394 | + 465% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 35 Pataca (E£ 80) | E£ 26 | + 207% | |
TOTAL | + 278% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 473 prices entered by 44 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 27, 2017.
Exchange rate:
2.258
EGP
/
MOP
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Cost of living in Macao is 278% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 49,156
(21,773 Pataca)
in Macao
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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