- Cost of Living
- Palestinian Territory
- Egypt
- Ramallah
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Ramallah, Palestinian Territory compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 232% | |||
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Food in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 232% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 52 ₪ (E£ 262) | E£ 68 | + 286% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 33 ₪ (E£ 168) | E£ 63 | + 166% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 16 ₪ (E£ 80) | E£ 31 | + 155% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 ₪ (E£ 34) | E£ 13 | + 164% | |
12 eggs, large | 9 ₪ (E£ 46) | E£ 16 | + 180% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.00 ₪ (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 312% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 18 ₪ (E£ 92) | E£ 29 | + 218% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 6 ₪ (E£ 32) | E£ 15 | + 111% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.63 ₪ (E£ 23) | E£ 5.21 | + 349% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 11 ₪ (E£ 58) | E£ 14 | + 320% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 76 ₪ (E£ 383) | E£ 88 | + 334% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.67 ₪ (E£ 29) | E£ 10 | + 183% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 2.36 ₪ (E£ 12) | E£ 2.60 | + 358% | |
Housing | + 192% | |||
Housing in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 192% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 2,627 ₪ (E£ 13,265) | E£ 4,715 | + 181% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 1,762 ₪ (E£ 8,900) | E£ 2,520 | + 253% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 428 ₪ (E£ 2,160) | E£ 253 | + 753% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 1,675 ₪ (E£ 8,459) | E£ 2,488 | + 240% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,167 ₪ (E£ 5,893) | E£ 1,489 | + 296% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 308 ₪ (E£ 1,557) | E£ 238 | + 554% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 140 ₪ (E£ 708) | E£ 397 | + 78% | |
40” flat screen TV | 2,373 ₪ (E£ 11,985) | E£ 6,060 | + 98% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 393 ₪ (E£ 1,987) | E£ 1,489 | + 33% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 34 ₪ (E£ 169) | E£ 60 | + 182% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 24 ₪ (E£ 121) | E£ 17 | + 617% | |
Clothes | + 108% | |||
Clothes in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 108% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 277 ₪ (E£ 1,399) | E£ 735 | + 90% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 275 ₪ (E£ 1,387) | E£ 604 | + 130% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 353 ₪ (E£ 1,784) | E£ 1,448 | + 23% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 303 ₪ (E£ 1,529) | E£ 581 | + 163% | |
Transportation | + 427% | |||
Transportation in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 427% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 132,925 ₪ (E£ 671,297) | E£ 348,808 | + 92% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 32) | E£ 3.19 | + 915% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 330 ₪ (E£ 1,668) | E£ 123 | + 1261% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 67 ₪ (E£ 337) | E£ 21 | + 1517% | |
Personal Care | + 257% | |||
Personal Care in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 257% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 16 ₪ (E£ 80) | E£ 24 | + 232% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 ₪ (E£ 144) | E£ 90 | + 60% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 64 ₪ (E£ 321) | E£ 98 | + 227% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 24 ₪ (E£ 123) | E£ 30 | + 310% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 19 ₪ (E£ 94) | E£ 19 | + 399% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 19 ₪ (E£ 95) | E£ 23 | + 321% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 8 ₪ (E£ 42) | E£ 13 | + 234% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 11 ₪ (E£ 58) | E£ 12 | + 402% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 25 ₪ (E£ 129) | E£ 28 | + 363% | |
Entertainment | + 253% | |||
Entertainment in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 253% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 155 ₪ (E£ 781) | E£ 119 | + 558% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 60 ₪ (E£ 304) | E£ 86 | + 255% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 64 ₪ (E£ 322) | E£ 266 | + 21% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 256 ₪ (E£ 1,295) | E£ 214 | + 506% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 27 ₪ (E£ 139) | E£ 52 | + 166% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 16 ₪ (E£ 79) | E£ 24 | + 229% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 23 ₪ (E£ 117) | E£ 19 | + 502% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,075 ₪ (E£ 15,529) | E£ 12,013 | + 29% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.67 ₪ (E£ 3.37) | E£ 0.23 | + 1345% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 309 ₪ (E£ 1,561) | E£ 433 | + 261% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 26 ₪ (E£ 133) | E£ 26 | + 414% | |
TOTAL | + 265% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 420 prices entered by 44 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 12, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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/
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Cost of living in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 265% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 54,688
(10,829 ₪)
in Ramallah
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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