- Cost of Living
- Maldives
- Egypt
- Malé
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Malé, Maldives compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 191% | |||
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Food in Malé (Maldives) is 191% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 160 Rufiyaa (E£ 164) | E£ 61 | + 167% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 140 Rufiyaa (E£ 143) | E£ 48 | + 199% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 54 Rufiyaa (E£ 55) | E£ 31 | + 78% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 33 Rufiyaa (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 192% | |
12 eggs, large | 32 Rufiyaa (E£ 32) | E£ 16 | + 102% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 39 Rufiyaa (E£ 40) | E£ 4.82 | + 728% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 135 Rufiyaa (E£ 138) | E£ 38 | + 259% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 49 Rufiyaa (E£ 50) | E£ 12 | + 315% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 22 Rufiyaa (E£ 22) | E£ 4.24 | + 429% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 33 Rufiyaa (E£ 34) | E£ 15 | + 123% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 200 Rufiyaa (E£ 205) | E£ 142 | + 44% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 39 Rufiyaa (E£ 40) | E£ 9 | + 360% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 23 Rufiyaa (E£ 23) | E£ 3.58 | + 549% | |
Housing | + 264% | |||
Housing in Malé (Maldives) is 264% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 23,977 Rufiyaa (E£ 24,520) | E£ 4,450 | + 451% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 16,790 Rufiyaa (E£ 17,170) | E£ 2,577 | + 566% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,064 Rufiyaa (E£ 2,110) | E£ 218 | + 869% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 13,326 Rufiyaa (E£ 13,628) | E£ 2,526 | + 440% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 10,317 Rufiyaa (E£ 10,550) | E£ 1,649 | + 540% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 2,370 Rufiyaa (E£ 2,423) | E£ 355 | + 582% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 82 Rufiyaa (E£ 84) | E£ 443 | - 81% | |
40” flat screen TV | 15,270 Rufiyaa (E£ 15,616) | E£ 5,512 | + 183% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 3,230 Rufiyaa (E£ 3,303) | E£ 1,699 | + 94% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 159 Rufiyaa (E£ 162) | E£ 64 | + 155% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 58 Rufiyaa (E£ 59) | E£ 19 | + 215% | |
Clothes | + 35% | |||
Clothes in Malé (Maldives) is 35% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 820 Rufiyaa (E£ 838) | E£ 645 | + 30% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 758 Rufiyaa (E£ 775) | E£ 599 | + 29% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,650 Rufiyaa (E£ 1,688) | E£ 1,046 | + 61% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,036 Rufiyaa (E£ 1,059) | E£ 720 | + 47% | |
Transportation | + 90% | |||
Transportation in Malé (Maldives) is 90% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 48,112 Rufiyaa (E£ 49,202) | E£ 291,975 | - 83% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.10 Rufiyaa (E£ 1.12) | E£ 2.61 | - 57% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 703 Rufiyaa (E£ 719) | E£ 109 | + 560% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 214 Rufiyaa (E£ 219) | E£ 24 | + 812% | |
Personal Care | + 190% | |||
Personal Care in Malé (Maldives) is 190% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 54 Rufiyaa (E£ 55) | E£ 24 | + 129% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 207 Rufiyaa (E£ 211) | E£ 76 | + 178% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 306 Rufiyaa (E£ 313) | E£ 112 | + 181% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 117 Rufiyaa (E£ 120) | E£ 30 | + 299% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 67 Rufiyaa (E£ 68) | E£ 30 | + 128% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 78 Rufiyaa (E£ 79) | E£ 27 | + 194% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 55 Rufiyaa (E£ 57) | E£ 13 | + 348% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 26 Rufiyaa (E£ 26) | E£ 9 | + 182% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 52 Rufiyaa (E£ 53) | E£ 26 | + 100% | |
Entertainment | + 179% | |||
Entertainment in Malé (Maldives) is 179% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 293 Rufiyaa (E£ 299) | E£ 119 | + 152% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 208 Rufiyaa (E£ 213) | E£ 73 | + 190% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 240 Rufiyaa (E£ 246) | E£ 283 | - 13% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 630 Rufiyaa (E£ 645) | E£ 233 | + 176% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,000 Rufiyaa (E£ 1,023) | E£ 52 | + 1861% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 43 Rufiyaa (E£ 44) | E£ 24 | + 83% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 12 Rufiyaa (E£ 13) | E£ 19 | - 36% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 2,847 Rufiyaa (E£ 2,911) | E£ 2,268 | + 28% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.46 Rufiyaa (E£ 1.49) | E£ 0.23 | + 544% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 738 Rufiyaa (E£ 754) | E£ 394 | + 92% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 48 Rufiyaa (E£ 49) | E£ 26 | + 87% | |
TOTAL | + 171% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 567 prices entered by 43 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Malé (Maldives) is 171% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 43,984
(43,009 Rufiyaa)
in Malé
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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