- Cost of Living
- Morocco
- Egypt
- Rabat
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Rabat, Morocco compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 103% | |||
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Food in Rabat (Morocco) is 103% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 83 Dirham (E£ 156) | E£ 68 | + 130% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 53 Dirham (E£ 99) | E£ 60 | + 64% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 34 Dirham (E£ 64) | E£ 32 | + 97% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 8 Dirham (E£ 14) | E£ 13 | + 11% | |
12 eggs, large | 14 Dirham (E£ 25) | E£ 16 | + 55% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.52 Dirham (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 69% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 41 Dirham (E£ 77) | E£ 27 | + 185% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 14 Dirham (E£ 27) | E£ 15 | + 80% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 5.21 Dirham (E£ 10) | E£ 5.21 | + 87% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 19 Dirham (E£ 35) | E£ 14 | + 155% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 99 Dirham (E£ 185) | E£ 88 | + 109% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 11 Dirham (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 111% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 4.65 Dirham (E£ 9) | E£ 2.28 | + 282% | |
Housing | + 143% | |||
Housing in Rabat (Morocco) is 143% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 8,422 Dirham (E£ 15,760) | E£ 4,826 | + 227% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,530 Dirham (E£ 10,349) | E£ 2,486 | + 316% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 384 Dirham (E£ 718) | E£ 245 | + 192% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,492 Dirham (E£ 8,406) | E£ 2,488 | + 238% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 2,546 Dirham (E£ 4,764) | E£ 1,489 | + 220% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 239 Dirham (E£ 447) | E£ 238 | + 88% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 187 Dirham (E£ 350) | E£ 397 | - 12% | |
40” flat screen TV | 4,388 Dirham (E£ 8,212) | E£ 6,060 | + 36% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,211 Dirham (E£ 2,267) | E£ 1,489 | + 52% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 92 Dirham (E£ 172) | E£ 60 | + 187% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 15 Dirham (E£ 28) | E£ 17 | + 64% | |
Clothes | + 59% | |||
Clothes in Rabat (Morocco) is 59% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 479 Dirham (E£ 896) | E£ 735 | + 22% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 544 Dirham (E£ 1,019) | E£ 604 | + 69% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 818 Dirham (E£ 1,530) | E£ 1,360 | + 12% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 923 Dirham (E£ 1,728) | E£ 581 | + 197% | |
Transportation | + 110% | |||
Transportation in Rabat (Morocco) is 110% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 259,878 Dirham (E£ 486,326) | E£ 348,808 | + 39% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 8 Dirham (E£ 16) | E£ 3.19 | + 392% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 220 Dirham (E£ 411) | E£ 123 | + 236% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 31 Dirham (E£ 58) | E£ 21 | + 178% | |
Personal Care | + 183% | |||
Personal Care in Rabat (Morocco) is 183% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 28 Dirham (E£ 52) | E£ 24 | + 113% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 111 Dirham (E£ 207) | E£ 90 | + 130% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 238 Dirham (E£ 445) | E£ 98 | + 354% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 35 Dirham (E£ 65) | E£ 30 | + 118% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 35 Dirham (E£ 66) | E£ 19 | + 250% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 30 Dirham (E£ 57) | E£ 23 | + 153% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 15 Dirham (E£ 29) | E£ 13 | + 126% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 15 Dirham (E£ 28) | E£ 12 | + 138% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 45 Dirham (E£ 83) | E£ 28 | + 201% | |
Entertainment | + 87% | |||
Entertainment in Rabat (Morocco) is 87% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 195 Dirham (E£ 364) | E£ 119 | + 207% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 94 Dirham (E£ 176) | E£ 80 | + 120% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 257 Dirham (E£ 481) | E£ 323 | + 49% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 511 Dirham (E£ 957) | E£ 214 | + 347% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 66 Dirham (E£ 124) | E£ 52 | + 138% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 22 Dirham (E£ 42) | E£ 24 | + 74% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 48 Dirham (E£ 90) | E£ 19 | + 362% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | 3,519 Dirham (E£ 6,585) | E£ 12,013 | - 45% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.67 Dirham (E£ 1.26) | E£ 0.23 | + 441% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 355 Dirham (E£ 665) | E£ 433 | + 54% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 33 Dirham (E£ 61) | E£ 26 | + 137% | |
TOTAL | + 110% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 570 prices entered by 49 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
1.871
EGP
/
MAD
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Cost of living in Rabat (Morocco) is 110% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 29,344
(15,680 Dirham)
in Rabat
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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