- Cost of Living
- Palestinian Territory
- Egypt
- Ramallah
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Ramallah, Palestinian Territory**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 176% | |||
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Food in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 176% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 33 ₪ (E£ 170) | E£ 69 | + 145% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 32 ₪ (E£ 163) | E£ 67 | + 144% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 16 ₪ (E£ 82) | E£ 35 | + 134% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 ₪ (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 153% | |

12 eggs, large | 9 ₪ (E£ 47) | E£ 18 | + 164% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.58 ₪ (E£ 23) | E£ 6 | + 278% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 17 ₪ (E£ 87) | E£ 29 | + 197% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 5.99 ₪ (E£ 30) | E£ 18 | + 66% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 3.82 ₪ (E£ 19) | E£ 5.33 | + 263% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 11 ₪ (E£ 58) | E£ 17 | + 243% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 76 ₪ (E£ 385) | E£ 92 | + 316% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.72 ₪ (E£ 29) | E£ 11 | + 164% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 2.54 ₪ (E£ 13) | E£ 3.48 | + 270% | |

Housing | + 188% | |||

Housing in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 188% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 2,687 ₪ (E£ 13,611) | E£ 5,083 | + 168% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 1,893 ₪ (E£ 9,587) | E£ 2,637 | + 264% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 428 ₪ (E£ 2,166) | E£ 291 | + 643% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 1,811 ₪ (E£ 9,172) | E£ 2,571 | + 257% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,218 ₪ (E£ 6,169) | E£ 1,457 | + 323% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 308 ₪ (E£ 1,561) | E£ 238 | + 556% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 135 ₪ (E£ 683) | E£ 381 | + 79% | |

40” flat screen TV | 2,184 ₪ (E£ 11,061) | E£ 6,052 | + 83% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 412 ₪ (E£ 2,088) | E£ 1,489 | + 40% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 34 ₪ (E£ 170) | E£ 67 | + 152% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 24 ₪ (E£ 121) | E£ 17 | + 619% | |

Clothes | + 108% | |||

Clothes in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 108% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 267 ₪ (E£ 1,353) | E£ 735 | + 84% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 275 ₪ (E£ 1,391) | E£ 604 | + 131% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 345 ₪ (E£ 1,747) | E£ 1,448 | + 21% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 312 ₪ (E£ 1,581) | E£ 581 | + 172% | |

Transportation | + 328% | |||

Transportation in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 328% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 132,925 ₪ (E£ 673,347) | E£ 356,935 | + 89% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 3.61 | + 771% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 330 ₪ (E£ 1,673) | E£ 182 | + 818% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 69 ₪ (E£ 348) | E£ 94 | + 269% | |

Personal Care | + 243% | |||

Personal Care in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 243% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 17 ₪ (E£ 85) | E£ 24 | + 249% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 ₪ (E£ 144) | E£ 87 | + 65% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 63 ₪ (E£ 322) | E£ 104 | + 209% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 24 ₪ (E£ 124) | E£ 40 | + 208% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 19 ₪ (E£ 95) | E£ 19 | + 400% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 19 ₪ (E£ 96) | E£ 26 | + 273% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 8 ₪ (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 222% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 10 ₪ (E£ 51) | E£ 12 | + 343% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 26 ₪ (E£ 132) | E£ 29 | + 356% | |

Entertainment | + 259% | |||

Entertainment in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 259% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 155 ₪ (E£ 784) | E£ 119 | + 560% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 60 ₪ (E£ 305) | E£ 86 | + 256% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 64 ₪ (E£ 323) | E£ 229 | + 41% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 256 ₪ (E£ 1,299) | E£ 228 | + 470% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 27 ₪ (E£ 139) | E£ 52 | + 167% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 16 ₪ (E£ 79) | E£ 22 | + 265% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 23 ₪ (E£ 118) | E£ 19 | + 504% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,075 ₪ (E£ 15,577) | E£ 12,013 | + 30% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.67 ₪ (E£ 3.38) | E£ 0.23 | + 1389% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 309 ₪ (E£ 1,566) | E£ 433 | + 262% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 26 ₪ (E£ 133) | E£ 27 | + 390% | |

TOTAL | + 233% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 369 prices entered by 36 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.066
EGP
/
ILS

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#
Cost of living in
**Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)**
is
**233% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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