- Cost of Living
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- Skopje
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Skopje, Macedonia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 18% | |||
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Food in Skopje (Macedonia) is 18% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 200 ден (E£ 55) | E£ 61 | - 10% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 200 ден (E£ 55) | E£ 48 | + 15% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 123 ден (E£ 34) | E£ 31 | + 9% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 50 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 12 | + 17% | |
12 eggs, large | 84 ден (E£ 23) | E£ 16 | + 44% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 43 ден (E£ 12) | E£ 4.82 | + 146% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 154 ден (E£ 42) | E£ 38 | + 10% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 46 ден (E£ 13) | E£ 12 | + 6% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 62 ден (E£ 17) | E£ 4.24 | + 300% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 40 ден (E£ 11) | E£ 15 | - 27% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 220 ден (E£ 61) | E£ 142 | - 57% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 74 ден (E£ 20) | E£ 9 | + 132% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 30 ден (E£ 8) | E£ 3.58 | + 131% | |
Housing | + 37% | |||
Housing in Skopje (Macedonia) is 37% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 24,680 ден (E£ 6,794) | E£ 4,450 | + 53% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 17,893 ден (E£ 4,925) | E£ 2,577 | + 91% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 9,000 ден (E£ 2,477) | E£ 218 | + 1037% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,670 ден (E£ 3,488) | E£ 2,526 | + 38% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 9,255 ден (E£ 2,548) | E£ 1,649 | + 55% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,239) | E£ 355 | + 249% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 617 ден (E£ 170) | E£ 443 | - 62% | |
40” flat screen TV | 23,786 ден (E£ 6,547) | E£ 5,512 | + 19% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,197 ден (E£ 1,155) | E£ 1,699 | - 32% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 300 ден (E£ 83) | E£ 64 | + 30% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 127 ден (E£ 35) | E£ 19 | + 87% | |
Clothes | + 11% | |||
Clothes in Skopje (Macedonia) is 11% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 3,293 ден (E£ 906) | E£ 645 | + 41% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,000 ден (E£ 551) | E£ 599 | - 8% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,376) | E£ 1,046 | + 32% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,239) | E£ 720 | + 72% | |
Transportation | + 123% | |||
Transportation in Skopje (Macedonia) is 123% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 987,211 ден (E£ 271,751) | E£ 291,975 | - 7% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 85 ден (E£ 23) | E£ 2.61 | + 796% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,490 ден (E£ 410) | E£ 109 | + 276% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 284 ден (E£ 78) | E£ 24 | + 226% | |
Personal Care | + 65% | |||
Personal Care in Skopje (Macedonia) is 65% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 189 ден (E£ 52) | E£ 24 | + 115% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 214 ден (E£ 59) | E£ 76 | - 23% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 911 ден (E£ 251) | E£ 112 | + 125% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 178 ден (E£ 49) | E£ 30 | + 63% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 206 ден (E£ 57) | E£ 30 | + 89% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 185 ден (E£ 51) | E£ 27 | + 89% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 48 ден (E£ 13) | E£ 13 | + 4% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 94 ден (E£ 26) | E£ 9 | + 176% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 196 ден (E£ 54) | E£ 26 | + 105% | |
Entertainment | + 50% | |||
Entertainment in Skopje (Macedonia) is 50% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 904 ден (E£ 249) | E£ 119 | + 110% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 370 ден (E£ 102) | E£ 73 | + 39% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 590 ден (E£ 163) | E£ 283 | - 43% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,234 ден (E£ 340) | E£ 233 | + 46% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 193 ден (E£ 53) | E£ 52 | + 2% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 90 ден (E£ 25) | E£ 24 | + 4% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 99 ден (E£ 27) | E£ 19 | + 40% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 11,530 ден (E£ 3,174) | E£ 2,268 | + 40% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6 ден (E£ 1.70) | E£ 0.23 | + 631% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,234 ден (E£ 340) | E£ 394 | - 14% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 120 ден (E£ 33) | E£ 26 | + 27% | |
TOTAL | + 52% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 721 prices entered by 68 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 19, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Skopje (Macedonia) is 52% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 24,747
(89,900 ден)
in Skopje
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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