- Cost of Living
- Brazil
- Egypt
- São José dos Campos
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**São José dos Campos, Brazil**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 100% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in São José dos Campos (Brazil) is 100% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | R$ 20 (E£ 110) | E£ 68 | + 61% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | R$ 19 (E£ 106) | E£ 65 | + 63% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | R$ 7 (E£ 38) | E£ 33 | + 16% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | R$ 3.78 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 53% | |

12 eggs, large | R$ 4.26 (E£ 23) | E£ 18 | + 27% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | R$ 5.50 (E£ 30) | E£ 6 | + 391% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | R$ 9 (E£ 50) | E£ 28 | + 78% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | R$ 3.47 (E£ 19) | E£ 16 | + 19% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | R$ 5.72 (E£ 31) | E£ 5.21 | + 501% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | R$ 4.53 (E£ 25) | E£ 17 | + 46% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | R$ 16 (E£ 87) | E£ 92 | - 6% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | R$ 7 (E£ 37) | E£ 11 | + 230% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | R$ 4.34 (E£ 24) | E£ 3.27 | + 627% | |

Housing | + 101% | |||

Housing in São José dos Campos (Brazil) is 101% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 2,178 (E£ 11,939) | E£ 5,083 | + 135% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | R$ 1,742 (E£ 9,551) | E£ 2,637 | + 262% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | R$ 131 (E£ 716) | E£ 291 | + 146% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 907 (E£ 4,970) | E£ 2,571 | + 93% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | R$ 658 (E£ 3,604) | E£ 1,457 | + 147% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | R$ 65 (E£ 358) | E£ 238 | + 50% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | R$ 92 (E£ 506) | E£ 381 | + 33% | |

40” flat screen TV | R$ 1,645 (E£ 9,018) | E£ 6,052 | + 49% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | R$ 380 (E£ 2,086) | E£ 1,489 | + 40% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | R$ 21 (E£ 115) | E£ 67 | + 71% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | R$ 14 (E£ 75) | E£ 17 | + 348% | |

Clothes | + 88% | |||

Clothes in São José dos Campos (Brazil) is 88% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | R$ 192 (E£ 1,054) | E£ 735 | + 43% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | R$ 227 (E£ 1,243) | E£ 604 | + 106% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | R$ 351 (E£ 1,925) | E£ 1,448 | + 33% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | R$ 280 (E£ 1,535) | E£ 581 | + 164% | |

Transportation | + 119% | |||

Transportation in São José dos Campos (Brazil) is 119% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | R$ 67,000 (E£ 367,264) | E£ 356,935 | + 3% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | R$ 2.98 (E£ 16) | E£ 3.35 | + 388% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | R$ 110 (E£ 603) | E£ 123 | + 392% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | R$ 30 (E£ 165) | E£ 21 | + 690% | |

Personal Care | + 288% | |||

Personal Care in São José dos Campos (Brazil) is 288% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | R$ 15 (E£ 82) | E£ 24 | + 237% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | R$ 31 (E£ 172) | E£ 87 | + 96% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | R$ 179 (E£ 981) | E£ 98 | + 900% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | R$ 24 (E£ 132) | E£ 40 | + 229% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | R$ 10 (E£ 55) | E£ 19 | + 189% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | R$ 14 (E£ 76) | E£ 23 | + 238% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | R$ 5.69 (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 147% | |

Tube of toothpaste | R$ 3.54 (E£ 19) | E£ 12 | + 68% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | R$ 34 (E£ 186) | E£ 28 | + 569% | |

Entertainment | + 143% | |||

Entertainment in São José dos Campos (Brazil) is 143% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | R$ 95 (E£ 519) | E£ 119 | + 337% | |

2 tickets to the movies | R$ 36 (E£ 197) | E£ 86 | + 130% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | R$ 90 (E£ 496) | E£ 244 | + 103% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | R$ 72 (E£ 396) | E£ 214 | + 85% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | R$ 28 (E£ 154) | E£ 52 | + 196% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | R$ 4.15 (E£ 23) | E£ 24 | - 5% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | R$ 5.50 (E£ 30) | E£ 19 | + 55% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | R$ 3,163 (E£ 17,336) | E£ 12,013 | + 44% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | R$ 0.75 (E£ 4.11) | E£ 0.23 | + 1711% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | R$ 144 (E£ 791) | E£ 433 | + 83% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | R$ 5.67 (E£ 31) | E£ 26 | + 20% | |

TOTAL | + 119% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 613 prices entered by 76 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.482
EGP
/
BRL

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#
Cost of living in
**São José dos Campos (Brazil)**
is
**119% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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