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

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

Currency:

Food | + 3% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Perm (Russia) is 3% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 281 (E£ 75) | E£ 81 | - 7% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 222 (E£ 59) | E£ 73 | - 18% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 123 (E£ 33) | E£ 38 | - 13% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 45 (E£ 12) | E£ 13 | - 11% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 70 (E£ 19) | E£ 20 | - 7% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 82 (E£ 22) | E£ 13 | + 76% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 300 (E£ 80) | E£ 29 | + 173% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 78 (E£ 21) | E£ 22 | - 6% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 34 (E£ 9) | E£ 5.88 | + 53% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 54 (E£ 14) | E£ 19 | - 26% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 445 (E£ 119) | E£ 92 | + 28% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 69 (E£ 19) | E£ 11 | + 66% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 26 (E£ 7) | E£ 6 | + 11% | |

Housing | + 29% | |||

Housing in Perm (Russia) is 29% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 36,377 (E£ 9,710) | E£ 5,401 | + 80% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 26,888 (E£ 7,177) | E£ 3,866 | + 86% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 5,090 (E£ 1,359) | E£ 898 | + 51% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 27,215 (E£ 7,264) | E£ 3,602 | + 102% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 16,154 (E£ 4,312) | E£ 2,335 | + 85% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 2,798 (E£ 747) | E£ 736 | + 1% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 633 (E£ 169) | E£ 365 | - 54% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 23,861 (E£ 6,369) | E£ 6,508 | - 2% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 4,276 (E£ 1,141) | E£ 1,877 | - 39% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 302 (E£ 81) | E£ 67 | + 20% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 270 (E£ 72) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 3% | |||

Clothes in Perm (Russia) is 3% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 3,502 (E£ 935) | E£ 740 | + 26% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 2,598 (E£ 693) | E£ 681 | + 2% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 4,056 (E£ 1,083) | E£ 1,691 | - 36% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 4,720 (E£ 1,260) | E£ 777 | + 62% | |

Transportation | - 13% | |||

Transportation in Perm (Russia) is 13% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 919,581 (E£ 245,457) | E£ 453,039 | - 46% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 35 (E£ 9) | E£ 3.88 | + 138% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 989 (E£ 264) | E£ 182 | + 45% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | руб 326 (E£ 87) | E£ 126 | - 31% | |

Personal Care | + 32% | |||

Personal Care in Perm (Russia) is 32% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 337 (E£ 90) | E£ 33 | + 175% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 400 (E£ 107) | E£ 72 | + 47% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 750 (E£ 200) | E£ 200 | + 0% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 139 (E£ 37) | E£ 40 | - 8% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 120 (E£ 32) | E£ 21 | + 52% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 132 (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 37% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 57 (E£ 15) | E£ 20 | - 23% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 83 (E£ 22) | E£ 15 | + 51% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 398 (E£ 106) | E£ 46 | + 131% | |

Entertainment | + 25% | |||

Entertainment in Perm (Russia) is 25% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 983 (E£ 262) | E£ 153 | + 71% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 557 (E£ 149) | E£ 99 | + 50% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 2,598 (E£ 694) | E£ 520 | + 33% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 1,855 (E£ 495) | E£ 249 | + 99% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 280 (E£ 75) | E£ 52 | + 43% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 126 (E£ 34) | E£ 25 | + 33% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 154 (E£ 41) | E£ 19 | + 111% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 31,330 (E£ 8,363) | E£ 12,152 | - 31% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 1.78 (E£ 0.47) | E£ 0.23 | + 109% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 2,429 (E£ 648) | E£ 416 | + 56% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 83 (E£ 22) | E£ 28 | - 21% | |

TOTAL | + 9% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 260 prices entered by 24 different people.

These prices were last updated on September 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
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#
Cost of living in
**Perm (Russia)**
is
**9% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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