- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Medina
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Medina, Saudi Arabia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 192% | |||
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Food in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 192% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 10 (E£ 50) | E£ 55 | - 9% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 19 (E£ 93) | E£ 45 | + 105% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 9 (E£ 43) | E£ 26 | + 64% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 4.43 (E£ 22) | E£ 10 | + 115% | |
12 eggs, large | ﷼ 10 (E£ 52) | E£ 14 | + 280% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 5.75 (E£ 29) | E£ 5.10 | + 463% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 8 (E£ 41) | E£ 35 | + 19% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 39) | E£ 13 | + 208% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 11 (E£ 55) | E£ 4.34 | + 1170% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 15 (E£ 75) | E£ 14 | + 454% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 100 (E£ 499) | E£ 90 | + 452% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 3.39 (E£ 17) | E£ 8 | + 99% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.83 (E£ 9) | E£ 3.28 | + 179% | |
Housing | + 280% | |||
Housing in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 280% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 5,500 (E£ 27,428) | E£ 4,223 | + 549% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 2,250 (E£ 11,221) | E£ 2,163 | + 419% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 221 (E£ 1,101) | E£ 208 | + 429% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 2,033 (E£ 10,140) | E£ 2,474 | + 310% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,100 (E£ 5,486) | E£ 1,475 | + 272% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 118 (E£ 590) | E£ 494 | + 20% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 123 (E£ 615) | E£ 333 | + 85% | |
40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,467 (E£ 7,314) | E£ 4,994 | + 46% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 433 (E£ 2,161) | E£ 1,249 | + 73% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 31 (E£ 156) | E£ 69 | + 128% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 20 (E£ 100) | E£ 17 | + 477% | |
Clothes | + 145% | |||
Clothes in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 145% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 233 (E£ 1,164) | E£ 522 | + 123% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 283 (E£ 1,413) | E£ 530 | + 167% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 236 (E£ 1,178) | E£ 768 | + 53% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 180 (E£ 897) | E£ 370 | + 143% | |
Transportation | + 158% | |||
Transportation in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 158% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 40,500 (E£ 201,971) | E£ 247,119 | - 18% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.61 (E£ 3.02) | E£ 2.60 | + 16% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 200 (E£ 997) | E£ 126 | + 694% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 23 | - | |
Personal Care | + 285% | |||
Personal Care in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 285% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 17 (E£ 85) | E£ 17 | + 393% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 19 (E£ 92) | E£ 60 | + 54% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 150 (E£ 748) | E£ 101 | + 638% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 11 (E£ 56) | E£ 15 | + 271% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 15 (E£ 74) | E£ 18 | + 306% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 5.00 (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 313% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 9 (E£ 43) | E£ 4.98 | + 761% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 15 (E£ 75) | E£ 23 | + 220% | |
Entertainment | + 286% | |||
Entertainment in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 286% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 50 (E£ 249) | E£ 82 | + 205% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 100 (E£ 499) | E£ 69 | + 623% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 168 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 120 (E£ 598) | E£ 210 | + 185% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 46 | - | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 25 | + 55% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 3.00 (E£ 15) | E£ 21 | - 30% | |
iPod nano 16GB | ﷼ 2,600 (E£ 12,966) | E£ 1,962 | + 561% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.49 (E£ 2.44) | E£ 0.24 | + 932% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 269 (E£ 1,344) | E£ 311 | + 332% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 10 (E£ 50) | E£ 25 | + 97% | |
TOTAL | + 219% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 342 prices entered by 32 different people.
These prices were last updated on January 23, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.987
EGP
/
SAR
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Cost of living in Medina (Saudi Arabia) is 219% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 49,766
(﷼ 9,979)
in Medina
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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