- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Neuchatel
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Neuchatel, Switzerland**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 449% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Neuchatel (Switzerland) is 449% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 18 (E£ 339) | E£ 68 | + 398% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 14 (E£ 255) | E£ 65 | + 294% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 11 (E£ 198) | E£ 33 | + 504% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.54 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 108% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 7 (E£ 134) | E£ 18 | + 627% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.99 (E£ 73) | E£ 6 | + 1092% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 12 (E£ 220) | E£ 28 | + 683% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 4.00 (E£ 73) | E£ 16 | + 361% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 3.15 (E£ 58) | E£ 5.21 | + 1009% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.62 (E£ 30) | E£ 17 | + 75% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 17 (E£ 317) | E£ 92 | + 243% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.25 (E£ 41) | E£ 11 | + 268% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 3.14 (E£ 58) | E£ 3.27 | + 1664% | |

Housing | + 541% | |||

Housing in Neuchatel (Switzerland) is 541% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,886 (E£ 34,615) | E£ 5,083 | + 581% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,614 (E£ 29,632) | E£ 2,637 | + 1024% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 220 (E£ 4,038) | E£ 291 | + 1286% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,213 (E£ 22,257) | E£ 2,571 | + 766% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 1,040 (E£ 19,091) | E£ 1,457 | + 1210% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 133 (E£ 2,432) | E£ 238 | + 922% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 38 (E£ 694) | E£ 381 | + 82% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 613 (E£ 11,243) | E£ 6,052 | + 86% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 165 (E£ 3,029) | E£ 1,489 | + 103% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 14 (E£ 248) | E£ 67 | + 268% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 28 (E£ 505) | E£ 17 | + 2894% | |

Clothes | + 136% | |||

Clothes in Neuchatel (Switzerland) is 136% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 112 (E£ 2,060) | E£ 735 | + 180% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 70 (E£ 1,281) | E£ 604 | + 112% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 127 (E£ 2,325) | E£ 1,448 | + 61% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 200 (E£ 3,671) | E£ 581 | + 531% | |

Transportation | + 234% | |||

Transportation in Neuchatel (Switzerland) is 234% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 31,975 (E£ 586,941) | E£ 356,935 | + 64% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.58 (E£ 29) | E£ 3.35 | + 768% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 65 (E£ 1,193) | E£ 123 | + 874% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 21 | - | |

Personal Care | + 707% | |||

Personal Care in Neuchatel (Switzerland) is 707% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 11 (E£ 208) | E£ 24 | + 760% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 26 (E£ 477) | E£ 87 | + 446% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 111 (E£ 2,042) | E£ 98 | + 1982% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 12 (E£ 227) | E£ 40 | + 466% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 4.75 (E£ 87) | E£ 19 | + 361% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 4.99 (E£ 92) | E£ 23 | + 307% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 3.38 (E£ 62) | E£ 13 | + 391% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.20 (E£ 59) | E£ 12 | + 408% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 33 (E£ 603) | E£ 28 | + 2074% | |

Entertainment | + 349% | |||

Entertainment in Neuchatel (Switzerland) is 349% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 56 (E£ 1,019) | E£ 119 | + 758% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 34 (E£ 618) | E£ 86 | + 620% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 153 (E£ 2,799) | E£ 244 | + 1050% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 94 (E£ 1,725) | E£ 214 | + 707% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 14 (E£ 257) | E£ 52 | + 393% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.29 (E£ 79) | E£ 24 | + 230% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 7 (E£ 128) | E£ 19 | + 559% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 800 (E£ 14,685) | E£ 12,013 | + 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.24 (E£ 4.44) | E£ 0.23 | + 1854% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 84 (E£ 1,537) | E£ 433 | + 255% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 9 (E£ 158) | E£ 26 | + 510% | |

TOTAL | + 372% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 326 prices entered by 29 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
18.356
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**Neuchatel (Switzerland)**
is
**372% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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