- Cost of Living
- Macedonia
- Egypt
- Skopje
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Skopje, Macedonia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 15% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Skopje (Macedonia) is 15% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 200 ден (E£ 70) | E£ 72 | - 2% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 200 ден (E£ 70) | E£ 72 | - 1% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 123 ден (E£ 43) | E£ 37 | + 17% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 50 ден (E£ 18) | E£ 14 | + 30% | |

12 eggs, large | 84 ден (E£ 29) | E£ 20 | + 46% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 43 ден (E£ 15) | E£ 14 | + 8% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 154 ден (E£ 54) | E£ 29 | + 88% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 46 ден (E£ 16) | E£ 21 | - 22% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 62 ден (E£ 22) | E£ 5.86 | + 271% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 40 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 19 | - 27% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 220 ден (E£ 78) | E£ 92 | - 16% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 75 ден (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 134% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 30 ден (E£ 11) | E£ 10 | + 2% | |

Housing | + 35% | |||

Housing in Skopje (Macedonia) is 35% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 24,680 ден (E£ 8,696) | E£ 5,401 | + 61% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 17,893 ден (E£ 6,305) | E£ 3,866 | + 63% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 9,000 ден (E£ 3,171) | E£ 898 | + 253% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,670 ден (E£ 4,464) | E£ 3,625 | + 23% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 9,255 ден (E£ 3,261) | E£ 2,335 | + 40% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,586) | E£ 736 | + 115% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 617 ден (E£ 217) | E£ 365 | - 40% | |

40” flat screen TV | 25,030 ден (E£ 8,819) | E£ 6,508 | + 36% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,667 ден (E£ 1,644) | E£ 1,877 | - 12% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 274 ден (E£ 97) | E£ 67 | + 43% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 125 ден (E£ 44) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 17% | |||

Clothes in Skopje (Macedonia) is 17% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 3,293 ден (E£ 1,160) | E£ 740 | + 57% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,000 ден (E£ 705) | E£ 681 | + 4% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,762) | E£ 1,691 | + 4% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,586) | E£ 777 | + 104% | |

Transportation | + 64% | |||

Transportation in Skopje (Macedonia) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 987,211 ден (E£ 347,848) | E£ 453,039 | - 23% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 85 ден (E£ 30) | E£ 3.88 | + 672% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 1,490 ден (E£ 525) | E£ 182 | + 188% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 301 ден (E£ 106) | E£ 126 | - 16% | |

Personal Care | + 77% | |||

Personal Care in Skopje (Macedonia) is 77% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 194 ден (E£ 69) | E£ 33 | + 109% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 228 ден (E£ 80) | E£ 72 | + 11% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 903 ден (E£ 318) | E£ 200 | + 59% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 154 ден (E£ 54) | E£ 40 | + 35% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 178 ден (E£ 63) | E£ 21 | + 198% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 183 ден (E£ 65) | E£ 26 | + 151% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 54 ден (E£ 19) | E£ 20 | - 4% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 99 ден (E£ 35) | E£ 15 | + 137% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 216 ден (E£ 76) | E£ 46 | + 66% | |

Entertainment | + 53% | |||

Entertainment in Skopje (Macedonia) is 53% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 878 ден (E£ 309) | E£ 153 | + 102% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 370 ден (E£ 130) | E£ 99 | + 32% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 651 ден (E£ 229) | E£ 520 | - 56% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,234 ден (E£ 435) | E£ 249 | + 75% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 198 ден (E£ 70) | E£ 52 | + 34% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 90 ден (E£ 32) | E£ 25 | + 26% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 99 ден (E£ 35) | E£ 19 | + 80% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 43,996 ден (E£ 15,502) | E£ 11,487 | + 35% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6 ден (E£ 2.17) | E£ 0.23 | + 858% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,234 ден (E£ 435) | E£ 416 | + 4% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 120 ден (E£ 42) | E£ 28 | + 51% | |

TOTAL | + 41% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 655 prices entered by 63 different people.

These prices were last updated on April 26, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.35235
EGP
/
MKD

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#
Cost of living in
**Skopje (Macedonia)**
is
**41% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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