- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Medina
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Medina, Saudi Arabia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 185% | |||
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Food in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 185% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 10 (E£ 48) | E£ 61 | - 22% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 19 (E£ 90) | E£ 48 | + 88% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 9 (E£ 41) | E£ 25 | + 62% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.43 (E£ 21) | E£ 10 | + 116% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 10 (E£ 50) | E£ 11 | + 371% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 5.75 (E£ 28) | E£ 6 | + 342% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 8 (E£ 40) | E£ 27 | + 48% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 37) | E£ 13 | + 183% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 11 (E£ 53) | E£ 3.74 | + 1322% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 15 (E£ 72) | E£ 9 | + 708% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 100 (E£ 481) | E£ 89 | + 442% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 3.39 (E£ 16) | E£ 9 | + 79% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.83 (E£ 9) | E£ 2.71 | + 226% | |
Housing | + 225% | |||
Housing in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 225% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 5,500 (E£ 26,471) | E£ 4,450 | + 495% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,250 (E£ 10,829) | E£ 2,577 | + 320% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 221 (E£ 1,063) | E£ 218 | + 388% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 2,033 (E£ 9,786) | E£ 2,526 | + 287% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,100 (E£ 5,294) | E£ 1,181 | + 348% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 118 (E£ 570) | E£ 512 | + 11% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 123 (E£ 594) | E£ 443 | + 34% | |
40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,467 (E£ 7,059) | E£ 5,512 | + 28% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 433 (E£ 2,086) | E£ 1,699 | + 23% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 31 (E£ 151) | E£ 64 | + 137% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 20 (E£ 96) | E£ 19 | + 414% | |
Clothes | + 97% | |||
Clothes in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 97% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 233 (E£ 1,123) | E£ 645 | + 74% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 283 (E£ 1,364) | E£ 599 | + 128% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 236 (E£ 1,137) | E£ 1,046 | + 9% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 180 (E£ 866) | E£ 720 | + 20% | |
Transportation | + 375% | |||
Transportation in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 375% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 40,500 (E£ 194,924) | E£ 507,909 | - 62% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.61 (E£ 2.91) | E£ 3.02 | - 4% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 725 (E£ 3,487) | E£ 109 | + 3100% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 21 | - | |
Personal Care | + 142% | |||
Personal Care in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 142% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 17 (E£ 82) | E£ 24 | + 238% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 19 (E£ 89) | E£ 76 | + 17% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 150 (E£ 722) | E£ 112 | + 547% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | E£ 30 | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 11 (E£ 54) | E£ 30 | + 81% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 72) | E£ 27 | + 165% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 5.00 (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 91% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 9 (E£ 41) | E£ 12 | + 258% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 15 (E£ 72) | E£ 39 | + 84% | |
Entertainment | + 220% | |||
Entertainment in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 220% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 50 (E£ 241) | E£ 119 | + 103% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 100 (E£ 481) | E£ 73 | + 556% | |
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 | ﷼ 120 (E£ 578) | E£ 233 | + 147% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 52 | - | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 8 (E£ 37) | E£ 24 | + 55% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 3.00 (E£ 14) | E£ 19 | - 26% | |
iPod nano 16GB | ﷼ 2,600 (E£ 12,514) | E£ 2,268 | + 452% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.49 (E£ 2.36) | E£ 0.23 | + 915% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 269 (E£ 1,297) | E£ 394 | + 229% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 10 (E£ 48) | E£ 26 | + 85% | |
TOTAL | + 252% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 393 prices entered by 37 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 26, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.813
EGP
/
SAR
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Cost of living in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 252% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 49,291
(﷼ 10,241)
in Medina
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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