- Cost of Living
- Bolivia
- Egypt
- Santa Cruz de la Sierra
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 66% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) is 66% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $b31 (E£ 79) | E£ 69 | + 14% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $b40 (E£ 103) | E£ 67 | + 53% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $b15 (E£ 38) | E£ 35 | + 10% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $b7 (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 37% | |

12 eggs, large | $b13 (E£ 33) | E£ 18 | + 89% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $b7 (E£ 18) | E£ 6 | + 198% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $b23 (E£ 58) | E£ 29 | + 98% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $b14 (E£ 37) | E£ 18 | + 101% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $b6 (E£ 16) | E£ 5.33 | + 191% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $b10 (E£ 26) | E£ 17 | + 51% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $b58 (E£ 149) | E£ 92 | + 62% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $b10 (E£ 25) | E£ 11 | + 126% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $b5.00 (E£ 13) | E£ 3.48 | + 270% | |

Housing | + 190% | |||

Housing in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) is 190% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $b5,184 (E£ 13,338) | E£ 5,083 | + 162% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $b3,328 (E£ 8,562) | E£ 2,637 | + 225% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $b417 (E£ 1,072) | E£ 291 | + 268% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $b4,354 (E£ 11,202) | E£ 2,571 | + 336% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $b2,778 (E£ 7,147) | E£ 1,457 | + 391% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $b274 (E£ 706) | E£ 238 | + 197% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $b351 (E£ 903) | E£ 381 | + 137% | |

40” flat screen TV | $b4,426 (E£ 11,388) | E£ 6,052 | + 88% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $b1,207 (E£ 3,106) | E£ 1,489 | + 109% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $b59 (E£ 152) | E£ 67 | + 125% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $b17 (E£ 44) | E£ 17 | + 161% | |

Clothes | + 75% | |||

Clothes in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) is 75% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $b448 (E£ 1,152) | E£ 735 | + 57% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $b425 (E£ 1,094) | E£ 604 | + 81% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $b671 (E£ 1,727) | E£ 1,448 | + 19% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $b715 (E£ 1,841) | E£ 581 | + 217% | |

Transportation | + 57% | |||

Transportation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) is 57% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $b146,811 (E£ 377,731) | E£ 356,935 | + 6% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $b3.77 (E£ 10) | E£ 3.61 | + 169% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $b183 (E£ 470) | E£ 182 | + 158% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | $b50 (E£ 128) | E£ 94 | + 36% | |

Personal Care | + 227% | |||

Personal Care in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) is 227% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $b55 (E£ 141) | E£ 24 | + 480% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $b41 (E£ 106) | E£ 87 | + 21% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $b223 (E£ 574) | E£ 104 | + 452% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $b23 (E£ 58) | E£ 40 | + 45% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $b22 (E£ 56) | E£ 19 | + 196% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $b29 (E£ 74) | E£ 26 | + 189% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $b16 (E£ 42) | E£ 13 | + 235% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $b13 (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 192% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $b49 (E£ 126) | E£ 29 | + 336% | |

Entertainment | + 139% | |||

Entertainment in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) is 139% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $b175 (E£ 450) | E£ 119 | + 280% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $b86 (E£ 222) | E£ 86 | + 159% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $b106 (E£ 273) | E£ 229 | + 19% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $b302 (E£ 778) | E£ 228 | + 242% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $b35 (E£ 90) | E£ 52 | + 73% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $b20 (E£ 51) | E£ 22 | + 134% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $b23 (E£ 60) | E£ 19 | + 208% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $b4,017 (E£ 10,335) | E£ 12,013 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $b1.51 (E£ 3.90) | E£ 0.23 | + 1617% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $b360 (E£ 927) | E£ 433 | + 114% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $b15 (E£ 37) | E£ 27 | + 38% | |

TOTAL | + 108% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 533 prices entered by 46 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.573
EGP
/
BOB

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#
Cost of living in
**Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia)**
is
**108% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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