- Cost of Living
- United Arab Emirates
- Egypt
- Sharjah
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 143% | |||
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Food in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is 143% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 44 (E£ 188) | E£ 61 | + 206% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dirham 23 (E£ 98) | E£ 48 | + 105% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 12 (E£ 51) | E£ 31 | + 65% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 5.47 (E£ 23) | E£ 12 | + 99% | |
12 eggs, large | Dirham 12 (E£ 53) | E£ 16 | + 229% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 4.96 (E£ 21) | E£ 4.82 | + 339% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 18 (E£ 76) | E£ 38 | + 97% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 12 | + 166% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 3.51 (E£ 15) | E£ 4.24 | + 254% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 10 (E£ 43) | E£ 15 | + 185% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 25 (E£ 105) | E£ 142 | - 26% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dirham 4.67 (E£ 20) | E£ 9 | + 128% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 2.71 (E£ 12) | E£ 3.58 | + 224% | |
Housing | + 287% | |||
Housing in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is 287% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 4,640 (E£ 19,816) | E£ 4,450 | + 345% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dirham 3,182 (E£ 13,588) | E£ 2,577 | + 427% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 509 (E£ 2,176) | E£ 218 | + 898% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 2,847 (E£ 12,160) | E£ 2,526 | + 381% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dirham 1,959 (E£ 8,368) | E£ 1,649 | + 408% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dirham 365 (E£ 1,559) | E£ 355 | + 339% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dirham 288 (E£ 1,231) | E£ 443 | + 178% | |
40” flat screen TV | Dirham 1,637 (E£ 6,990) | E£ 5,512 | + 27% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 340 (E£ 1,454) | E£ 1,699 | - 14% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 32 (E£ 138) | E£ 64 | + 117% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 33 (E£ 141) | E£ 19 | + 652% | |
Clothes | + 58% | |||
Clothes in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is 58% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 207 (E£ 885) | E£ 645 | + 37% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dirham 236 (E£ 1,010) | E£ 599 | + 69% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 308 (E£ 1,315) | E£ 1,046 | + 26% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 294 (E£ 1,256) | E£ 720 | + 75% | |
Transportation | + 190% | |||
Transportation in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is 190% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 70,964 (E£ 303,077) | E£ 291,975 | + 4% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 1.74 (E£ 7) | E£ 2.61 | + 185% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 204 (E£ 870) | E£ 109 | + 699% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | Dirham 32 (E£ 135) | E£ 24 | + 463% | |
Personal Care | + 186% | |||
Personal Care in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is 186% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 23 (E£ 98) | E£ 24 | + 304% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 48 (E£ 203) | E£ 76 | + 167% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 144 (E£ 614) | E£ 112 | + 450% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dirham 19 (E£ 81) | E£ 30 | + 171% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 13 (E£ 53) | E£ 30 | + 78% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 17 (E£ 71) | E£ 27 | + 163% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 5.87 (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 99% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 8 (E£ 35) | E£ 9 | + 270% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 24 (E£ 103) | E£ 26 | + 292% | |
Entertainment | + 237% | |||
Entertainment in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is 237% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 70 (E£ 298) | E£ 119 | + 151% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 73 (E£ 314) | E£ 73 | + 327% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 153 (E£ 652) | E£ 283 | + 131% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 299 (E£ 1,277) | E£ 233 | + 447% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 40 (E£ 170) | E£ 52 | + 226% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 19 (E£ 80) | E£ 24 | + 235% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 22 (E£ 96) | E£ 19 | + 391% | |
iPod nano 16GB | Dirham 1,037 (E£ 4,428) | E£ 2,268 | + 95% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.52 (E£ 2.21) | E£ 0.23 | + 851% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 293 (E£ 1,251) | E£ 394 | + 218% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 10 (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 63% | |
TOTAL | + 197% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 666 prices entered by 56 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 22, 2017.
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Cost of living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is 197% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 48,264
(Dirham 11,301)
in Sharjah
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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