- Cost of Living
- Thailand
- Egypt
- Phuket
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Phuket, Thailand**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 165% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Phuket (Thailand) is 165% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 291 ฿ (E£ 161) | E£ 68 | + 138% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 254 ฿ (E£ 141) | E£ 65 | + 118% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 85 ฿ (E£ 47) | E£ 33 | + 44% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 63 ฿ (E£ 35) | E£ 14 | + 156% | |

12 eggs, large | 68 ฿ (E£ 38) | E£ 18 | + 105% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 48 ฿ (E£ 27) | E£ 6 | + 332% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 354 ฿ (E£ 197) | E£ 28 | + 599% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 84 ฿ (E£ 47) | E£ 16 | + 194% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 50 ฿ (E£ 28) | E£ 5.21 | + 436% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 73 ฿ (E£ 41) | E£ 17 | + 139% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 611 ฿ (E£ 339) | E£ 92 | + 267% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 41 ฿ (E£ 23) | E£ 11 | + 101% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 36 ฿ (E£ 20) | E£ 3.27 | + 505% | |

Housing | + 159% | |||

Housing in Phuket (Thailand) is 159% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 27,813 ฿ (E£ 15,443) | E£ 5,083 | + 204% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 16,585 ฿ (E£ 9,209) | E£ 2,637 | + 249% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,958 ฿ (E£ 1,642) | E£ 291 | + 464% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 21,579 ฿ (E£ 11,982) | E£ 2,571 | + 366% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 10,772 ฿ (E£ 5,981) | E£ 1,457 | + 311% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,962 ฿ (E£ 1,089) | E£ 238 | + 358% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 538 ฿ (E£ 299) | E£ 381 | - 22% | |

40” flat screen TV | 13,612 ฿ (E£ 7,558) | E£ 6,052 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,979 ฿ (E£ 1,654) | E£ 1,489 | + 11% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 149 ฿ (E£ 83) | E£ 67 | + 23% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 166 ฿ (E£ 92) | E£ 17 | + 447% | |

Clothes | + 4% | |||

Clothes in Phuket (Thailand) is 4% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 2,031 ฿ (E£ 1,128) | E£ 735 | + 54% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 886 ฿ (E£ 492) | E£ 604 | - 19% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,726 ฿ (E£ 1,513) | E£ 1,448 | + 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 2,575 ฿ (E£ 1,430) | E£ 581 | + 146% | |

Transportation | + 136% | |||

Transportation in Phuket (Thailand) is 136% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 853,312 ฿ (E£ 473,811) | E£ 356,935 | + 33% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 27 ฿ (E£ 15) | E£ 3.35 | + 346% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 911 ฿ (E£ 506) | E£ 123 | + 313% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 599 ฿ (E£ 332) | E£ 21 | + 1493% | |

Personal Care | + 106% | |||

Personal Care in Phuket (Thailand) is 106% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 104 ฿ (E£ 58) | E£ 24 | + 139% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 164 ฿ (E£ 91) | E£ 87 | + 4% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 543 ฿ (E£ 302) | E£ 98 | + 208% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 102 ฿ (E£ 57) | E£ 40 | + 41% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 60 ฿ (E£ 33) | E£ 19 | + 75% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 81 ฿ (E£ 45) | E£ 23 | + 101% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 44 ฿ (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 94% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 48 ฿ (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 132% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 280 ฿ (E£ 155) | E£ 28 | + 460% | |

Entertainment | + 122% | |||

Entertainment in Phuket (Thailand) is 122% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 808 ฿ (E£ 449) | E£ 119 | + 278% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 384 ฿ (E£ 213) | E£ 86 | + 148% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,017 ฿ (E£ 565) | E£ 244 | + 132% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,511 ฿ (E£ 839) | E£ 214 | + 292% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 233 ฿ (E£ 130) | E£ 52 | + 148% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 92 ฿ (E£ 51) | E£ 24 | + 114% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 115 ฿ (E£ 64) | E£ 19 | + 227% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 24,500 ฿ (E£ 13,604) | E£ 12,013 | + 13% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.77 ฿ (E£ 0.98) | E£ 0.23 | + 333% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,838 ฿ (E£ 1,021) | E£ 433 | + 136% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 99 ฿ (E£ 55) | E£ 26 | + 113% | |

TOTAL | + 132% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 507 prices entered by 52 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.555
EGP
/
THB

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#
Cost of living in
**Phuket (Thailand)**
is
**132% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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