- Cost of Living
- Saudi Arabia
- Egypt
- Sakaka
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Sakaka, Saudi Arabia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 65% | |||
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Food in Sakaka (Saudi Arabia) is 65% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 68 | + 5% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 21 (E£ 100) | E£ 63 | + 58% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 11 (E£ 54) | E£ 31 | + 73% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 158% | |
12 eggs, large | - | E£ 16 | - | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 6 | + 443% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 13 (E£ 59) | E£ 29 | + 105% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 15 | + 153% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 8 (E£ 38) | E£ 5.21 | + 630% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 3.75 (E£ 18) | E£ 14 | + 29% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 3.50 (E£ 17) | E£ 88 | - 81% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 5.00 (E£ 24) | E£ 10 | + 135% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 1.00 (E£ 4.75) | E£ 2.60 | + 83% | |
Housing | + 64% | |||
Housing in Sakaka (Saudi Arabia) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 1,512 (E£ 7,182) | E£ 4,715 | + 52% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 1,400 (E£ 6,649) | E£ 2,520 | + 164% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 150 (E£ 712) | E£ 253 | + 181% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 1,000 (E£ 4,749) | E£ 2,488 | + 91% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 600 (E£ 2,850) | E£ 1,489 | + 91% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 100 (E£ 475) | E£ 238 | + 100% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 150 (E£ 712) | E£ 397 | + 79% | |
40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 1,200 (E£ 5,699) | E£ 6,060 | - 6% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 450 (E£ 2,137) | E£ 1,489 | + 44% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 12 (E£ 57) | E£ 60 | - 5% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 17 | - | |
Clothes | + 39% | |||
Clothes in Sakaka (Saudi Arabia) is 39% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 70 (E£ 332) | E£ 735 | - 55% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 250 (E£ 1,187) | E£ 604 | + 97% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 85 (E£ 404) | E£ 1,448 | - 72% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 75 (E£ 356) | E£ 581 | - 39% | |
Transportation | + 11% | |||
Transportation in Sakaka (Saudi Arabia) is 11% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 85,000 (E£ 403,704) | E£ 348,808 | + 16% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.89 (E£ 4.24) | E£ 3.19 | + 33% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 25 (E£ 119) | E£ 123 | - 3% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 21 | - | |
Personal Care | + 206% | |||
Personal Care in Sakaka (Saudi Arabia) is 206% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 25 (E£ 119) | E£ 24 | + 390% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 45 (E£ 214) | E£ 90 | + 137% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 50 (E£ 237) | E£ 98 | + 142% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 25 (E£ 119) | E£ 30 | + 296% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 19 (E£ 89) | E£ 19 | + 371% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 14 (E£ 66) | E£ 23 | + 196% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 2.00 (E£ 9) | E£ 13 | - 25% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 12 (E£ 57) | E£ 12 | + 393% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 20 (E£ 95) | E£ 28 | + 242% | |
Entertainment | + 34% | |||
Entertainment in Sakaka (Saudi Arabia) is 34% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 20 (E£ 95) | E£ 119 | - 20% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 20 (E£ 95) | E£ 86 | + 11% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 266 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 60 (E£ 285) | E£ 214 | + 33% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 10 (E£ 47) | E£ 52 | - 9% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 24 | + 39% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 3.75 (E£ 18) | E£ 19 | - 9% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 750 (E£ 3,562) | E£ 12,013 | - 70% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.45 (E£ 2.14) | E£ 0.23 | + 817% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 250 (E£ 1,187) | E£ 433 | + 174% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 15 (E£ 71) | E£ 26 | + 176% | |
TOTAL | + 48% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 273 prices entered by 31 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 12, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.749
EGP
/
SAR
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Cost of living in Sakaka (Saudi Arabia) is 48% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 20,741
(﷼ 4,367)
in Sakaka
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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