- Cost of Living
- Canada
- Egypt
- Ottawa
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Ottawa, Canada**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 156% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Ottawa (Canada) is 156% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | C$15 (E£ 207) | E£ 72 | + 187% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | C$9 (E£ 123) | E£ 72 | + 72% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | C$4.85 (E£ 67) | E£ 37 | + 79% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | C$2.34 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 139% | |

12 eggs, large | C$3.05 (E£ 42) | E£ 20 | + 109% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | C$3.10 (E£ 43) | E£ 14 | + 204% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | C$7 (E£ 92) | E£ 29 | + 218% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | C$3.14 (E£ 43) | E£ 21 | + 106% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | C$4.52 (E£ 62) | E£ 5.86 | + 963% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | C$2.57 (E£ 35) | E£ 19 | + 83% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | C$14 (E£ 199) | E£ 92 | + 116% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | C$2.50 (E£ 35) | E£ 11 | + 205% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | C$2.52 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 236% | |

Housing | + 182% | |||

Housing in Ottawa (Canada) is 182% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,666 (E£ 22,951) | E£ 5,401 | + 325% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | C$1,289 (E£ 17,760) | E£ 3,866 | + 359% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | C$134 (E£ 1,840) | E£ 898 | + 105% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,094 (E£ 15,071) | E£ 3,625 | + 316% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | C$881 (E£ 12,135) | E£ 2,335 | + 420% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | C$67 (E£ 920) | E£ 736 | + 25% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | C$51 (E£ 696) | E£ 365 | + 91% | |

40” flat screen TV | C$525 (E£ 7,228) | E£ 6,508 | + 11% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | C$119 (E£ 1,645) | E£ 1,877 | - 12% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | C$11 (E£ 158) | E£ 67 | + 134% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | C$30 (E£ 420) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 12% | |||

Clothes in Ottawa (Canada) is 12% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | C$59 (E£ 815) | E£ 740 | + 10% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | C$55 (E£ 758) | E£ 681 | + 11% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | C$106 (E£ 1,458) | E£ 1,691 | - 14% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | C$113 (E£ 1,555) | E£ 777 | + 100% | |

Transportation | + 155% | |||

Transportation in Ottawa (Canada) is 155% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | C$21,738 (E£ 299,521) | E£ 453,039 | - 34% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | C$1.22 (E£ 17) | E£ 3.88 | + 333% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | C$100 (E£ 1,378) | E£ 182 | + 656% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | C$20 (E£ 277) | E£ 126 | + 119% | |

Personal Care | + 294% | |||

Personal Care in Ottawa (Canada) is 294% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | C$11 (E£ 147) | E£ 33 | + 348% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | C$25 (E£ 341) | E£ 72 | + 371% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | C$93 (E£ 1,276) | E£ 200 | + 538% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | C$7 (E£ 96) | E£ 40 | + 140% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | C$5.72 (E£ 79) | E£ 21 | + 275% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | C$4.80 (E£ 66) | E£ 26 | + 157% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | C$2.21 (E£ 30) | E£ 20 | + 54% | |

Tube of toothpaste | C$2.50 (E£ 35) | E£ 15 | + 135% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | C$23 (E£ 321) | E£ 46 | + 597% | |

Entertainment | + 163% | |||

Entertainment in Ottawa (Canada) is 163% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | C$52 (E£ 717) | E£ 153 | + 368% | |

2 tickets to the movies | C$26 (E£ 358) | E£ 99 | + 262% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | C$146 (E£ 2,017) | E£ 520 | + 288% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | C$70 (E£ 965) | E£ 249 | + 288% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | C$11 (E£ 150) | E£ 52 | + 188% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | C$3.59 (E£ 49) | E£ 25 | + 96% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | C$6 (E£ 86) | E£ 19 | + 342% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | C$574 (E£ 7,908) | E£ 11,487 | - 31% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | C$0.31 (E£ 4.27) | E£ 0.23 | + 1782% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | C$59 (E£ 811) | E£ 416 | + 95% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | C$11 (E£ 152) | E£ 28 | + 442% | |

TOTAL | + 156% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,041 prices entered by 176 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 26, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.779
EGP
/
CAD

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#
Cost of living in
**Ottawa (Canada)**
is
**156% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 38,434**(C$2,789) in Ottawa to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 15,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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