- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Schaffhausen
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Schaffhausen, Switzerland**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 476% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) is 476% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 20 (E£ 380) | E£ 69 | + 449% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 15 (E£ 278) | E£ 67 | + 316% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 12 (E£ 234) | E£ 35 | + 567% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.86 (E£ 35) | E£ 13 | + 169% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 8 (E£ 159) | E£ 18 | + 799% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 4.24 (E£ 80) | E£ 6 | + 1211% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 11 (E£ 206) | E£ 29 | + 603% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 3.65 (E£ 69) | E£ 18 | + 280% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 2.53 (E£ 48) | E£ 5.33 | + 803% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.65 (E£ 31) | E£ 17 | + 84% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 12 (E£ 228) | E£ 92 | + 147% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 3.47 (E£ 66) | E£ 11 | + 499% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 2.55 (E£ 48) | E£ 3.48 | + 1290% | |

Housing | + 437% | |||

Housing in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) is 437% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,500 (E£ 28,483) | E£ 5,083 | + 460% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,300 (E£ 24,685) | E£ 2,637 | + 836% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 180 (E£ 3,410) | E£ 291 | + 1070% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 800 (E£ 15,191) | E£ 2,571 | + 491% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 600 (E£ 11,393) | E£ 1,457 | + 682% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 127 (E£ 2,413) | E£ 238 | + 914% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 42 (E£ 799) | E£ 381 | + 110% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 478 (E£ 9,081) | E£ 6,052 | + 50% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 132 (E£ 2,499) | E£ 1,489 | + 68% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 10 (E£ 197) | E£ 67 | + 193% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 29 (E£ 542) | E£ 17 | + 3112% | |

Clothes | + 56% | |||

Clothes in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) is 56% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 100 (E£ 1,899) | E£ 735 | + 158% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 30 (E£ 570) | E£ 604 | - 6% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 150 (E£ 2,846) | E£ 1,448 | + 97% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 150 (E£ 2,848) | E£ 581 | + 390% | |

Transportation | + 262% | |||

Transportation in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) is 262% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 30,761 (E£ 584,118) | E£ 356,935 | + 64% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.37 (E£ 26) | E£ 3.61 | + 621% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 65 (E£ 1,232) | E£ 182 | + 575% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CHF 33 (E£ 621) | E£ 94 | + 559% | |

Personal Care | + 593% | |||

Personal Care in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) is 593% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 10 (E£ 183) | E£ 24 | + 654% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 26 (E£ 494) | E£ 87 | + 464% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 59 (E£ 1,124) | E£ 104 | + 981% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 6 (E£ 123) | E£ 40 | + 206% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 4.66 (E£ 89) | E£ 19 | + 368% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 3.88 (E£ 74) | E£ 26 | + 186% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 5.05 (E£ 96) | E£ 13 | + 660% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.65 (E£ 69) | E£ 12 | + 499% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 41 (E£ 787) | E£ 29 | + 2626% | |

Entertainment | + 315% | |||

Entertainment in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) is 315% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 67 (E£ 1,273) | E£ 119 | + 973% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 34 (E£ 646) | E£ 86 | + 652% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 154 (E£ 2,930) | E£ 229 | + 1180% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 80 (E£ 1,519) | E£ 228 | + 567% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 14 (E£ 272) | E£ 52 | + 421% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.00 (E£ 76) | E£ 22 | + 252% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 4.00 (E£ 76) | E£ 19 | + 290% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 135 (E£ 2,563) | E£ 12,013 | - 79% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.24 (E£ 4.60) | E£ 0.23 | + 1929% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 88 (E£ 1,664) | E£ 433 | + 285% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 152) | E£ 27 | + 460% | |

TOTAL | + 348% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 239 prices entered by 27 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
18.989
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**Schaffhausen (Switzerland)**
is
**348% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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