- Cost of Living
- France
- Egypt
- Paris
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Paris, France**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 218% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Paris (France) is 218% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €8 (E£ 171) | E£ 81 | + 110% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €5.50 (E£ 113) | E£ 73 | + 55% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €6 (E£ 132) | E£ 38 | + 249% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.83 (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 26% | |

12 eggs, large | €4.64 (E£ 95) | E£ 20 | + 372% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.86 (E£ 59) | E£ 13 | + 368% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €3.80 (E£ 78) | E£ 29 | + 165% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.80 (E£ 57) | E£ 22 | + 160% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.95 (E£ 40) | E£ 5.88 | + 578% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €0.60 (E£ 12) | E£ 19 | - 37% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €10 (E£ 201) | E£ 92 | + 118% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €2.08 (E£ 43) | E£ 11 | + 282% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €3.40 (E£ 70) | E£ 6 | + 1017% | |

Housing | + 350% | |||

Housing in Paris (France) is 350% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,450 (E£ 29,680) | E£ 5,401 | + 450% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €2,116 (E£ 43,302) | E£ 3,866 | + 1020% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €159 (E£ 3,257) | E£ 898 | + 263% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €1,521 (E£ 31,133) | E£ 3,602 | + 764% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €1,090 (E£ 22,321) | E£ 2,335 | + 856% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €109 (E£ 2,239) | E£ 736 | + 204% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €30 (E£ 614) | E£ 365 | + 68% | |

40” flat screen TV | €379 (E£ 7,764) | E£ 6,508 | + 19% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €118 (E£ 2,423) | E£ 1,877 | + 29% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €7 (E£ 145) | E£ 67 | + 116% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €13 (E£ 273) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 61% | |||

Clothes in Paris (France) is 61% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €91 (E£ 1,862) | E£ 740 | + 151% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €42 (E£ 860) | E£ 681 | + 26% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €110 (E£ 2,254) | E£ 1,691 | + 33% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €145 (E£ 2,969) | E£ 777 | + 282% | |

Transportation | + 188% | |||

Transportation in Paris (France) is 188% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €22,738 (E£ 465,418) | E£ 453,039 | + 3% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.16 (E£ 24) | E£ 3.88 | + 512% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €62 (E£ 1,264) | E£ 182 | + 593% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | €16 (E£ 336) | E£ 101 | + 234% | |

Personal Care | + 205% | |||

Personal Care in Paris (France) is 205% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €4.33 (E£ 89) | E£ 33 | + 171% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €7 (E£ 141) | E£ 72 | + 95% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €27 (E£ 561) | E£ 200 | + 180% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.47 (E£ 92) | E£ 40 | + 128% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €4.39 (E£ 90) | E£ 21 | + 327% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.68 (E£ 75) | E£ 26 | + 193% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.84 (E£ 38) | E£ 20 | + 90% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.51 (E£ 51) | E£ 15 | + 250% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €24 (E£ 484) | E£ 46 | + 951% | |

Entertainment | + 242% | |||

Entertainment in Paris (France) is 242% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €44 (E£ 899) | E£ 153 | + 487% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €22 (E£ 446) | E£ 99 | + 351% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €97 (E£ 1,992) | E£ 520 | + 283% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €74 (E£ 1,515) | E£ 249 | + 509% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €13 (E£ 259) | E£ 52 | + 397% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €4.73 (E£ 97) | E£ 25 | + 284% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.50 (E£ 92) | E£ 19 | + 372% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €462 (E£ 9,451) | E£ 11,487 | - 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.15 (E£ 3.07) | E£ 0.23 | + 1253% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €72 (E£ 1,481) | E£ 416 | + 256% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.37 (E£ 110) | E£ 28 | + 293% | |

TOTAL | + 229% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 2,383 prices entered by 456 different people.

These prices were last updated on August 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.469
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Paris (France)**
is
**229% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 55,959**(€2,734) in Paris to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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