- Cost of Living
- Spain
- Egypt
- Marbella
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Marbella, Spain**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 134% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Marbella (Spain) is 134% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €14 (E£ 284) | E£ 81 | + 250% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €7 (E£ 142) | E£ 73 | + 95% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.40 (E£ 71) | E£ 38 | + 87% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.73 (E£ 15) | E£ 13 | + 12% | |

12 eggs, large | €1.89 (E£ 39) | E£ 20 | + 95% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.07 (E£ 22) | E£ 13 | + 77% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €7 (E£ 138) | E£ 29 | + 372% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.49 (E£ 31) | E£ 22 | + 40% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.02 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.88 | + 260% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.01 (E£ 21) | E£ 19 | + 8% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €5.43 (E£ 113) | E£ 92 | + 22% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.46 (E£ 30) | E£ 11 | + 172% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.20 (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 300% | |

Housing | + 200% | |||

Housing in Marbella (Spain) is 200% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,122 (E£ 23,279) | E£ 5,401 | + 331% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €764 (E£ 15,843) | E£ 3,866 | + 310% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €84 (E£ 1,747) | E£ 898 | + 95% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €628 (E£ 13,028) | E£ 3,602 | + 262% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €464 (E£ 9,626) | E£ 2,335 | + 312% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €118 (E£ 2,449) | E£ 736 | + 233% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €53 (E£ 1,108) | E£ 365 | + 204% | |

40” flat screen TV | €433 (E£ 8,992) | E£ 6,508 | + 38% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €79 (E£ 1,649) | E£ 1,877 | - 12% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 157) | E£ 67 | + 133% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €10 (E£ 207) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 1% | |||

Clothes in Marbella (Spain) is 1% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €77 (E£ 1,589) | E£ 740 | + 115% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €24 (E£ 498) | E£ 681 | - 27% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €72 (E£ 1,493) | E£ 1,691 | - 12% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €39 (E£ 809) | E£ 777 | + 4% | |

Transportation | + 151% | |||

Transportation in Marbella (Spain) is 151% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €33,801 (E£ 701,361) | E£ 453,039 | + 55% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.26 (E£ 26) | E£ 3.88 | + 576% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €43 (E£ 899) | E£ 182 | + 393% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 101 | - | |

Personal Care | + 363% | |||

Personal Care in Marbella (Spain) is 363% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €8 (E£ 166) | E£ 33 | + 407% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €6.00 (E£ 124) | E£ 72 | + 72% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €110 (E£ 2,290) | E£ 200 | + 1045% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.49 (E£ 93) | E£ 40 | + 133% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €2.90 (E£ 60) | E£ 21 | + 186% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.50 (E£ 73) | E£ 26 | + 182% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.50 (E£ 31) | E£ 20 | + 57% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.87 (E£ 60) | E£ 15 | + 306% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €21 (E£ 437) | E£ 46 | + 848% | |

Entertainment | + 124% | |||

Entertainment in Marbella (Spain) is 124% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €31 (E£ 640) | E£ 153 | + 318% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 339) | E£ 99 | + 243% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 520 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €57 (E£ 1,193) | E£ 249 | + 380% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €10 (E£ 198) | E£ 52 | + 280% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.41 (E£ 50) | E£ 25 | + 99% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.90 (E£ 122) | E£ 19 | + 528% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €560 (E£ 11,620) | E£ 12,152 | - 4% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 0.23 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €69 (E£ 1,442) | E£ 416 | + 246% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.04 (E£ 105) | E£ 28 | + 273% | |

TOTAL | + 148% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 258 prices entered by 30 different people.

These prices were last updated on October 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.750
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Marbella (Spain)**
is
**148% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 42,159**(€2,032) in Marbella to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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