- Cost of Living
- Morocco
- Egypt
- Rabat
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Rabat, Morocco compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 91% | |||
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Food in Rabat (Morocco) is 91% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 74 Dirham (E£ 134) | E£ 61 | + 119% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 55 Dirham (E£ 100) | E£ 48 | + 110% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 32 Dirham (E£ 59) | E£ 31 | + 89% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 8 Dirham (E£ 15) | E£ 12 | + 28% | |
12 eggs, large | 13 Dirham (E£ 23) | E£ 16 | + 44% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.05 Dirham (E£ 9) | E£ 4.82 | + 90% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 44 Dirham (E£ 81) | E£ 38 | + 110% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 13 Dirham (E£ 24) | E£ 12 | + 103% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 5.08 Dirham (E£ 9) | E£ 4.24 | + 118% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 19 Dirham (E£ 34) | E£ 15 | + 127% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 99 Dirham (E£ 179) | E£ 142 | + 26% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 11 Dirham (E£ 20) | E£ 9 | + 128% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 3.53 Dirham (E£ 6) | E£ 3.58 | + 80% | |
Housing | + 117% | |||
Housing in Rabat (Morocco) is 117% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 7,070 Dirham (E£ 12,864) | E£ 4,450 | + 189% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,121 Dirham (E£ 9,318) | E£ 2,577 | + 262% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 390 Dirham (E£ 710) | E£ 218 | + 226% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,517 Dirham (E£ 8,218) | E£ 2,526 | + 225% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 2,959 Dirham (E£ 5,383) | E£ 1,649 | + 227% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 233 Dirham (E£ 424) | E£ 355 | + 19% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 197 Dirham (E£ 358) | E£ 443 | - 19% | |
40” flat screen TV | 4,677 Dirham (E£ 8,511) | E£ 5,512 | + 54% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,216 Dirham (E£ 2,213) | E£ 1,699 | + 30% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 99 Dirham (E£ 181) | E£ 64 | + 185% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 18 Dirham (E£ 33) | E£ 19 | + 76% | |
Clothes | + 72% | |||
Clothes in Rabat (Morocco) is 72% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 524 Dirham (E£ 953) | E£ 645 | + 48% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 570 Dirham (E£ 1,037) | E£ 599 | + 73% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 826 Dirham (E£ 1,502) | E£ 1,046 | + 44% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 963 Dirham (E£ 1,753) | E£ 720 | + 144% | |
Transportation | + 60% | |||
Transportation in Rabat (Morocco) is 60% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 254,363 Dirham (E£ 462,820) | E£ 507,909 | - 9% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 9 Dirham (E£ 16) | E£ 3.02 | + 413% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 225 Dirham (E£ 409) | E£ 109 | + 275% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 32 Dirham (E£ 58) | E£ 25 | + 128% | |
Personal Care | + 142% | |||
Personal Care in Rabat (Morocco) is 142% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 28 Dirham (E£ 51) | E£ 24 | + 109% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 112 Dirham (E£ 203) | E£ 76 | + 167% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 236 Dirham (E£ 430) | E£ 112 | + 285% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 43 Dirham (E£ 79) | E£ 30 | + 163% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 34 Dirham (E£ 62) | E£ 30 | + 107% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 29 Dirham (E£ 53) | E£ 27 | + 97% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 14 Dirham (E£ 26) | E£ 13 | + 108% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 13 Dirham (E£ 24) | E£ 12 | + 107% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 42 Dirham (E£ 76) | E£ 39 | + 93% | |
Entertainment | + 155% | |||
Entertainment in Rabat (Morocco) is 155% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 177 Dirham (E£ 322) | E£ 119 | + 171% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 100 Dirham (E£ 181) | E£ 73 | + 147% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 398 Dirham (E£ 725) | E£ 283 | + 156% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 513 Dirham (E£ 934) | E£ 233 | + 300% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 112 Dirham (E£ 203) | E£ 52 | + 290% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 23 Dirham (E£ 42) | E£ 24 | + 77% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 61 Dirham (E£ 112) | E£ 19 | + 473% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 1,261 Dirham (E£ 2,295) | E£ 2,268 | + 1% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.65 Dirham (E£ 1.19) | E£ 0.23 | + 411% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 382 Dirham (E£ 695) | E£ 394 | + 77% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 32 Dirham (E£ 59) | E£ 26 | + 127% | |
TOTAL | + 97% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 618 prices entered by 50 different people.
These prices were last updated on April 26, 2017.
Exchange rate:
1.820
EGP
/
MAD
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Cost of living in Rabat (Morocco) is 97% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 29,511
(16,219 Dirham)
in Rabat
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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