- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Perm
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Perm, Russia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 7% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Perm (Russia) is 7% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 273 (E£ 74) | E£ 81 | - 8% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 237 (E£ 65) | E£ 73 | - 11% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 119 (E£ 32) | E£ 38 | - 14% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 48 (E£ 13) | E£ 13 | - 3% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 73 (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | - 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 85 (E£ 23) | E£ 13 | + 85% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 298 (E£ 81) | E£ 29 | + 177% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 89 (E£ 24) | E£ 22 | + 10% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 26 (E£ 7) | E£ 5.88 | + 22% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 55 (E£ 15) | E£ 19 | - 23% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 463 (E£ 126) | E£ 92 | + 37% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 74 (E£ 20) | E£ 11 | + 80% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 27 (E£ 7) | E£ 6 | + 20% | |

Housing | + 31% | |||

Housing in Perm (Russia) is 31% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 36,377 (E£ 9,914) | E£ 5,401 | + 84% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 26,888 (E£ 7,328) | E£ 3,866 | + 90% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 5,090 (E£ 1,387) | E£ 898 | + 55% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 27,215 (E£ 7,417) | E£ 3,602 | + 106% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 16,154 (E£ 4,402) | E£ 2,335 | + 89% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 2,798 (E£ 763) | E£ 736 | + 4% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 633 (E£ 173) | E£ 365 | - 53% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 23,861 (E£ 6,503) | E£ 6,508 | - 0% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 4,276 (E£ 1,165) | E£ 1,877 | - 38% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 302 (E£ 82) | E£ 67 | + 22% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 270 (E£ 74) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 5% | |||

Clothes in Perm (Russia) is 5% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 3,502 (E£ 955) | E£ 740 | + 29% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 2,598 (E£ 708) | E£ 681 | + 4% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 4,056 (E£ 1,105) | E£ 1,691 | - 35% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 4,720 (E£ 1,286) | E£ 777 | + 66% | |

Transportation | - 10% | |||

Transportation in Perm (Russia) is 10% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 915,254 (E£ 249,429) | E£ 453,039 | - 45% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 35 (E£ 10) | E£ 3.88 | + 145% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 989 (E£ 270) | E£ 182 | + 48% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | руб 326 (E£ 89) | E£ 101 | - 12% | |

Personal Care | + 40% | |||

Personal Care in Perm (Russia) is 40% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 337 (E£ 92) | E£ 33 | + 181% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 400 (E£ 109) | E£ 72 | + 51% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 925 (E£ 252) | E£ 200 | + 26% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 139 (E£ 38) | E£ 40 | - 6% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 120 (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 55% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 132 (E£ 36) | E£ 26 | + 39% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 57 (E£ 16) | E£ 20 | - 21% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 83 (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 54% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 398 (E£ 108) | E£ 46 | + 136% | |

Entertainment | + 27% | |||

Entertainment in Perm (Russia) is 27% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 983 (E£ 268) | E£ 153 | + 75% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 557 (E£ 152) | E£ 99 | + 53% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 2,598 (E£ 708) | E£ 520 | + 36% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 1,855 (E£ 506) | E£ 249 | + 103% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 280 (E£ 76) | E£ 52 | + 46% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 126 (E£ 34) | E£ 25 | + 36% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 154 (E£ 42) | E£ 19 | + 115% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 31,330 (E£ 8,538) | E£ 12,152 | - 30% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 1.78 (E£ 0.48) | E£ 0.23 | + 113% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 2,429 (E£ 662) | E£ 416 | + 59% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 83 (E£ 23) | E£ 28 | - 19% | |

TOTAL | + 12% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 276 prices entered by 23 different people.

These prices were last updated on October 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
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EGP
/
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#
Cost of living in
**Perm (Russia)**
is
**12% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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