- Cost of Living
- Montenegro
- Egypt
- Podgorica
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Podgorica, Montenegro**
vs
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 70% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Podgorica (Montenegro) is 70% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €11 (E£ 227) | E£ 81 | + 180% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €3.76 (E£ 77) | E£ 73 | + 5% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.05 (E£ 62) | E£ 38 | + 65% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.85 (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 29% | |

12 eggs, large | €1.65 (E£ 34) | E£ 20 | + 67% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.19 (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 93% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €2.82 (E£ 57) | E£ 29 | + 96% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €0.85 (E£ 17) | E£ 22 | - 22% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €0.64 (E£ 13) | E£ 5.88 | + 122% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €0.87 (E£ 18) | E£ 19 | - 9% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €5.04 (E£ 103) | E£ 92 | + 11% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.51 (E£ 31) | E£ 11 | + 176% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €0.42 (E£ 9) | E£ 6 | + 39% | |

Housing | + 64% | |||

Housing in Podgorica (Montenegro) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €522 (E£ 10,628) | E£ 5,401 | + 97% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €394 (E£ 8,013) | E£ 3,866 | + 107% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €114 (E£ 2,324) | E£ 898 | + 159% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €344 (E£ 7,005) | E£ 3,602 | + 94% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €243 (E£ 4,949) | E£ 2,335 | + 112% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €71 (E£ 1,442) | E£ 736 | + 96% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €21 (E£ 420) | E£ 365 | + 15% | |

40” flat screen TV | €324 (E£ 6,598) | E£ 6,508 | + 1% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €106 (E£ 2,168) | E£ 1,877 | + 15% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €5.74 (E£ 117) | E£ 67 | + 73% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €4.73 (E£ 96) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 24% | |||

Clothes in Podgorica (Montenegro) is 24% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €74 (E£ 1,505) | E£ 740 | + 103% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €34 (E£ 684) | E£ 681 | + 1% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €74 (E£ 1,507) | E£ 1,691 | - 11% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €97 (E£ 1,974) | E£ 777 | + 154% | |

Transportation | + 58% | |||

Transportation in Podgorica (Montenegro) is 58% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €17,087 (E£ 347,897) | E£ 453,039 | - 23% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.27 (E£ 26) | E£ 3.88 | + 564% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €26 (E£ 520) | E£ 182 | + 185% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | €5.50 (E£ 112) | E£ 126 | - 11% | |

Personal Care | + 101% | |||

Personal Care in Podgorica (Montenegro) is 101% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €4.77 (E£ 97) | E£ 33 | + 196% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €3.33 (E£ 68) | E£ 72 | - 7% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €23 (E£ 461) | E£ 200 | + 130% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €2.63 (E£ 54) | E£ 40 | + 34% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.05 (E£ 62) | E£ 21 | + 195% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €2.92 (E£ 59) | E£ 26 | + 131% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.00 (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | + 3% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €1.92 (E£ 39) | E£ 15 | + 167% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €7 (E£ 135) | E£ 46 | + 193% | |

Entertainment | + 83% | |||

Entertainment in Podgorica (Montenegro) is 83% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €18 (E£ 373) | E£ 153 | + 144% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €9 (E£ 175) | E£ 99 | + 77% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €19 (E£ 385) | E£ 520 | - 26% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €34 (E£ 694) | E£ 249 | + 179% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €5.66 (E£ 115) | E£ 52 | + 121% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €1.53 (E£ 31) | E£ 25 | + 23% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €1.80 (E£ 37) | E£ 19 | + 88% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €611 (E£ 12,430) | E£ 12,152 | + 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.14 (E£ 2.90) | E£ 0.23 | + 1178% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €37 (E£ 744) | E£ 416 | + 79% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €3.01 (E£ 61) | E£ 28 | + 119% | |

TOTAL | + 65% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 397 prices entered by 22 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.360
EGP
/
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#
Cost of living in
**Podgorica (Montenegro)**
is
**65% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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