- Cost of Living
- Brazil
- Egypt
- Rio de Janeiro
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 84% | |||
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Food in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 84% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | R$ 17 (E£ 93) | E£ 68 | + 37% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | R$ 13 (E£ 70) | E£ 63 | + 10% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | R$ 7 (E£ 36) | E£ 31 | + 15% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | R$ 1.92 (E£ 10) | E£ 13 | - 20% | |
12 eggs, large | R$ 7 (E£ 39) | E£ 16 | + 137% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | R$ 4.85 (E£ 26) | E£ 6 | + 327% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | R$ 7 (E£ 36) | E£ 29 | + 25% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | R$ 7 (E£ 36) | E£ 15 | + 140% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | R$ 3.56 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.21 | + 269% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | R$ 1.56 (E£ 8) | E£ 14 | - 39% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | R$ 40 (E£ 215) | E£ 88 | + 144% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | R$ 7 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 250% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | R$ 3.18 (E£ 17) | E£ 2.60 | + 560% | |
Housing | + 236% | |||
Housing in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 236% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 1,234 (E£ 6,652) | E£ 4,715 | + 41% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | R$ 2,708 (E£ 14,599) | E£ 2,520 | + 479% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | R$ 794 (E£ 4,279) | E£ 253 | + 1589% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 2,743 (E£ 14,787) | E£ 2,488 | + 494% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | R$ 1,780 (E£ 9,599) | E£ 1,489 | + 545% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | R$ 696 (E£ 3,754) | E£ 238 | + 1477% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | R$ 90 (E£ 484) | E£ 397 | + 22% | |
40” flat screen TV | R$ 1,736 (E£ 9,361) | E£ 6,060 | + 54% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | R$ 398 (E£ 2,147) | E£ 1,489 | + 44% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | R$ 23 (E£ 123) | E£ 60 | + 106% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | R$ 18 (E£ 96) | E£ 17 | + 468% | |
Clothes | + 60% | |||
Clothes in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 60% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | R$ 239 (E£ 1,286) | E£ 735 | + 75% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | R$ 178 (E£ 961) | E£ 604 | + 59% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | R$ 334 (E£ 1,800) | E£ 1,448 | + 24% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | R$ 256 (E£ 1,380) | E£ 581 | + 137% | |
Transportation | + 135% | |||
Transportation in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 135% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | R$ 88,095 (E£ 474,928) | E£ 348,808 | + 36% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | R$ 2.82 (E£ 15) | E£ 3.19 | + 377% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | R$ 103 (E£ 556) | E£ 123 | + 354% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | R$ 21 (E£ 112) | E£ 21 | + 437% | |
Personal Care | + 410% | |||
Personal Care in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 410% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | R$ 23 (E£ 123) | E£ 24 | + 409% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | R$ 49 (E£ 264) | E£ 90 | + 194% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | R$ 279 (E£ 1,506) | E£ 98 | + 1435% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | R$ 21 (E£ 115) | E£ 30 | + 285% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | R$ 11 (E£ 62) | E£ 19 | + 227% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | R$ 15 (E£ 82) | E£ 23 | + 265% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | R$ 5.50 (E£ 30) | E£ 13 | + 135% | |
Tube of toothpaste | R$ 3.30 (E£ 18) | E£ 12 | + 54% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | R$ 36 (E£ 194) | E£ 28 | + 599% | |
Entertainment | + 123% | |||
Entertainment in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 123% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | R$ 121 (E£ 652) | E£ 119 | + 449% | |
2 tickets to the movies | R$ 53 (E£ 288) | E£ 86 | + 236% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | R$ 161 (E£ 870) | E£ 266 | + 227% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | R$ 64 (E£ 347) | E£ 214 | + 62% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | R$ 29 (E£ 156) | E£ 52 | + 199% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | R$ 7 (E£ 40) | E£ 24 | + 69% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | R$ 1.73 (E£ 9) | E£ 19 | - 52% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | R$ 3,240 (E£ 17,465) | E£ 12,013 | + 45% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | R$ 0.36 (E£ 1.97) | E£ 0.23 | + 766% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | R$ 161 (E£ 868) | E£ 433 | + 101% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | R$ 3.31 (E£ 18) | E£ 26 | - 31% | |
TOTAL | + 147% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 4,080 prices entered by 589 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 18, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 147% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 32,095
(R$ 5,953)
in Rio de Janeiro
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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