#
Cost of living in
**Puebla (Mexico)**
is
**54% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 573 prices entered by 55 different people.

Food in Puebla (Mexico) is 49% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Puebla (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

Mex$ 96 (E£ 89) | E£ 81 | 10% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

Mex$ 94 (E£ 88) | E£ 73 | 21% |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

Mex$ 55 (E£ 51) | E£ 38 | 37% |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

Mex$ 18 (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | 24% |

12 eggs, large | ||

Mex$ 28 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | 30% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

Mex$ 20 (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | 48% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

Mex$ 52 (E£ 48) | E£ 29 | 64% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

Mex$ 36 (E£ 33) | E£ 22 | 51% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

Mex$ 22 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.88 | 255% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

Mex$ 20 (E£ 19) | E£ 19 | 3% |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

Mex$ 212 (E£ 198) | E£ 92 | 114% |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

Mex$ 25 (E£ 23) | E£ 11 | 108% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

Mex$ 20 (E£ 18) | E£ 6 | 196% |

Housing in Puebla (Mexico) is 92% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Puebla (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

Mex$ 17,578 (E£ 16,371) | E£ 5,401 | 203% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

Mex$ 8,252 (E£ 7,685) | E£ 3,866 | 99% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

Mex$ 1,717 (E£ 1,599) | E£ 898 | 78% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

Mex$ 11,646 (E£ 10,846) | E£ 3,602 | 201% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

Mex$ 5,979 (E£ 5,569) | E£ 2,335 | 138% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

Mex$ 1,509 (E£ 1,405) | E£ 736 | 91% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

Mex$ 439 (E£ 409) | E£ 365 | 12% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

Mex$ 8,689 (E£ 8,092) | E£ 6,508 | 24% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

Mex$ 2,155 (E£ 2,007) | E£ 1,877 | 7% |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

Mex$ 84 (E£ 78) | E£ 67 | 16% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

Mex$ 140 (E£ 131) | - | - |

Clothes in Puebla (Mexico) is 12% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Puebla (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

Mex$ 811 (E£ 755) | E£ 740 | 2% |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

Mex$ 835 (E£ 777) | E£ 681 | 14% |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

Mex$ 1,850 (E£ 1,723) | E£ 1,691 | 2% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

Mex$ 1,206 (E£ 1,123) | E£ 777 | 45% |

Transportation in Puebla (Mexico) is 23% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Puebla (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

Mex$ 269,319 (E£ 250,824) | E£ 453,039 | 45% |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

Mex$ 18 (E£ 16) | E£ 3.88 | 321% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

Mex$ 429 (E£ 399) | E£ 182 | 119% |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ||

Mex$ 191 (E£ 178) | E£ 101 | 77% |

Personal Care in Puebla (Mexico) is 120% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Puebla (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

Mex$ 80 (E£ 75) | E£ 33 | 128% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

Mex$ 179 (E£ 167) | E£ 72 | 130% |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

Mex$ 613 (E£ 571) | E£ 200 | 185% |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

Mex$ 78 (E£ 73) | E£ 40 | 81% |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

Mex$ 51 (E£ 47) | E£ 21 | 125% |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

Mex$ 50 (E£ 47) | E£ 26 | 81% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

Mex$ 38 (E£ 36) | E£ 20 | 80% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

Mex$ 26 (E£ 24) | E£ 15 | 63% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

Mex$ 121 (E£ 113) | E£ 46 | 145% |

Entertainment in Puebla (Mexico) is 63% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Puebla (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

Mex$ 322 (E£ 300) | E£ 153 | 96% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

Mex$ 147 (E£ 137) | E£ 99 | 39% |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

Mex$ 1,438 (E£ 1,339) | E£ 520 | 157% |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

Mex$ 707 (E£ 659) | E£ 249 | 165% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

Mex$ 87 (E£ 81) | E£ 52 | 55% |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

Mex$ 52 (E£ 49) | E£ 25 | 93% |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

Mex$ 45 (E£ 42) | E£ 19 | 114% |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

Mex$ 10,076 (E£ 9,384) | E£ 12,152 | 23% |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

Mex$ 2.08 (E£ 1.94) | E£ 0.23 | 753% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

Mex$ 854 (E£ 796) | E£ 416 | 91% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

Mex$ 52 (E£ 48) | E£ 28 | 73% |

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### Compare other countries

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 26,104**(Mex$ 28,029) in Puebla to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.