- Cost of Living
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Cost of living in Skopje, Macedonia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 60% | |||
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Food in Skopje (Macedonia) is 60% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 200 ден (E£ 65) | E£ 55 | + 20% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 200 ден (E£ 65) | E£ 45 | + 44% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 123 ден (E£ 40) | E£ 26 | + 55% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 50 ден (E£ 16) | E£ 10 | + 59% | |
12 eggs, large | 84 ден (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 102% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 43 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 5.10 | + 178% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 154 ден (E£ 51) | E£ 35 | + 45% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 46 ден (E£ 15) | E£ 13 | + 21% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 62 ден (E£ 20) | E£ 4.34 | + 365% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 40 ден (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | - 3% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 220 ден (E£ 72) | E£ 90 | - 20% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 75 ден (E£ 25) | E£ 8 | + 191% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 30 ден (E£ 10) | E£ 3.28 | + 200% | |
Housing | + 86% | |||
Housing in Skopje (Macedonia) is 86% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 24,680 ден (E£ 8,083) | E£ 4,223 | + 91% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 17,893 ден (E£ 5,860) | E£ 2,163 | + 171% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 9,000 ден (E£ 2,947) | E£ 208 | + 1315% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,670 ден (E£ 4,149) | E£ 2,474 | + 68% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 9,255 ден (E£ 3,031) | E£ 1,475 | + 106% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,474) | E£ 494 | + 198% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 617 ден (E£ 202) | E£ 333 | - 39% | |
40” flat screen TV | 23,786 ден (E£ 7,790) | E£ 4,994 | + 56% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,197 ден (E£ 1,374) | E£ 1,249 | + 10% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 321 ден (E£ 105) | E£ 69 | + 53% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 140 ден (E£ 46) | E£ 17 | + 165% | |
Clothes | + 60% | |||
Clothes in Skopje (Macedonia) is 60% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 3,293 ден (E£ 1,078) | E£ 522 | + 106% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,000 ден (E£ 655) | E£ 530 | + 24% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,637) | E£ 768 | + 113% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,474) | E£ 370 | + 299% | |
Transportation | + 185% | |||
Transportation in Skopje (Macedonia) is 185% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 987,211 ден (E£ 323,303) | E£ 247,119 | + 31% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 85 ден (E£ 28) | E£ 2.60 | + 969% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,490 ден (E£ 488) | E£ 126 | + 289% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 298 ден (E£ 97) | E£ 23 | + 322% | |
Personal Care | + 174% | |||
Personal Care in Skopje (Macedonia) is 174% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 208 ден (E£ 68) | E£ 17 | + 296% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 214 ден (E£ 70) | E£ 60 | + 17% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 896 ден (E£ 293) | E£ 101 | + 189% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 178 ден (E£ 58) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 201 ден (E£ 66) | E£ 15 | + 335% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 184 ден (E£ 60) | E£ 18 | + 229% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 49 ден (E£ 16) | E£ 6 | + 165% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 94 ден (E£ 31) | E£ 4.98 | + 514% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 197 ден (E£ 64) | E£ 23 | + 176% | |
Entertainment | + 108% | |||
Entertainment in Skopje (Macedonia) is 108% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 846 ден (E£ 277) | E£ 82 | + 238% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 370 ден (E£ 121) | E£ 69 | + 76% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 592 ден (E£ 194) | E£ 168 | + 15% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,234 ден (E£ 404) | E£ 210 | + 93% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 197 ден (E£ 65) | E£ 46 | + 40% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 90 ден (E£ 29) | E£ 25 | + 20% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 99 ден (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 53% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 11,530 ден (E£ 3,776) | E£ 1,962 | + 92% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6 ден (E£ 2.02) | E£ 0.24 | + 753% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,234 ден (E£ 404) | E£ 311 | + 30% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 120 ден (E£ 39) | E£ 25 | + 56% | |
TOTAL | + 108% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 646 prices entered by 66 different people.
These prices were last updated on January 16, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Skopje (Macedonia) is 108% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 33,736
(103,014 ден)
in Skopje
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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