- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Mecca
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Mecca, Saudi Arabia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 79% | |||
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Food in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is 79% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 22 (E£ 94) | E£ 61 | + 53% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 18 (E£ 75) | E£ 48 | + 58% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 12 (E£ 52) | E£ 31 | + 68% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.47 (E£ 19) | E£ 12 | + 60% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 7 (E£ 28) | E£ 16 | + 77% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 6 (E£ 26) | E£ 4.82 | + 439% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 12 (E£ 49) | E£ 38 | + 27% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 32) | E£ 12 | + 165% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 4.76 (E£ 20) | E£ 4.24 | + 372% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 6.00 (E£ 25) | E£ 15 | + 66% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 142 | - | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 4.98 (E£ 21) | E£ 9 | + 139% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.13 (E£ 4.74) | E£ 3.58 | + 33% | |
Housing | + 186% | |||
Housing in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is 186% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 2,285 (E£ 9,600) | E£ 4,450 | + 116% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,568 (E£ 6,586) | E£ 2,577 | + 156% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 120 (E£ 503) | E£ 218 | + 131% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 4,340 (E£ 18,231) | E£ 2,526 | + 622% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,500 (E£ 6,300) | E£ 1,649 | + 282% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 65 (E£ 273) | E£ 355 | - 23% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 248 (E£ 1,044) | E£ 443 | + 135% | |
40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 2,323 (E£ 9,758) | E£ 5,512 | + 77% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 350 (E£ 1,470) | E£ 1,699 | - 13% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | - | E£ 64 | - | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 25 (E£ 105) | E£ 19 | + 461% | |
Clothes | + 28% | |||
Clothes in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is 28% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 120 (E£ 504) | E£ 645 | - 22% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 225 (E£ 945) | E£ 599 | + 58% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 200 (E£ 840) | E£ 1,046 | - 20% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | - | E£ 720 | - | |
Transportation | + 308% | |||
Transportation in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is 308% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 87,215 (E£ 366,330) | E£ 291,975 | + 25% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.89 (E£ 3.75) | E£ 2.61 | + 44% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 325 (E£ 1,364) | E£ 109 | + 1152% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 52 (E£ 217) | E£ 24 | + 801% | |
Personal Care | + 145% | |||
Personal Care in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is 145% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 21 (E£ 86) | E£ 24 | + 256% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 87 (E£ 363) | E£ 76 | + 378% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 50 (E£ 210) | E£ 112 | + 88% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 27 (E£ 115) | E£ 30 | + 285% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 8 (E£ 32) | E£ 30 | + 5% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 10 (E£ 42) | E£ 27 | + 56% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 8 (E£ 32) | E£ 13 | + 150% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 3.50 (E£ 15) | E£ 9 | + 57% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 15 (E£ 63) | E£ 26 | + 139% | |
Entertainment | + 215% | |||
Entertainment in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is 215% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 77 (E£ 322) | E£ 119 | + 171% | |
2 tickets to the movies | - | E£ 73 | - | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 283 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 264 (E£ 1,107) | E£ 233 | + 374% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 15 (E£ 63) | E£ 52 | + 21% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 10 (E£ 43) | E£ 24 | + 82% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 19 | - | |
iPod nano 16GB | ﷼ 900 (E£ 3,780) | E£ 2,268 | + 67% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 1.00 (E£ 4.20) | E£ 0.23 | + 1708% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 549 (E£ 2,305) | E£ 394 | + 485% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 11 (E£ 44) | E£ 26 | + 70% | |
TOTAL | + 175% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 408 prices entered by 36 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 27, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.200
EGP
/
SAR
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Cost of living in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is 175% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 41,211
(﷼ 9,811)
in Mecca
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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