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Cost of living in Skopje, Macedonia compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 44% | |||
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Food in Skopje (Macedonia) is 44% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 200 ден (E£ 68) | E£ 68 | + 0% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 200 ден (E£ 68) | E£ 60 | + 13% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 123 ден (E£ 42) | E£ 32 | + 30% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 50 ден (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 34% | |
12 eggs, large | 84 ден (E£ 28) | E£ 16 | + 73% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 43 ден (E£ 15) | E£ 6 | + 139% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 154 ден (E£ 52) | E£ 27 | + 93% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 46 ден (E£ 16) | E£ 15 | + 4% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 62 ден (E£ 21) | E£ 5.21 | + 302% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 40 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 14 | - 2% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 220 ден (E£ 75) | E£ 88 | - 16% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 76 ден (E£ 26) | E£ 10 | + 168% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 30 ден (E£ 10) | E£ 2.28 | + 347% | |
Housing | + 80% | |||
Housing in Skopje (Macedonia) is 80% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 24,680 ден (E£ 8,377) | E£ 4,826 | + 74% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 17,893 ден (E£ 6,073) | E£ 2,486 | + 144% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 9,000 ден (E£ 3,055) | E£ 245 | + 1144% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,670 ден (E£ 4,301) | E£ 2,488 | + 73% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 9,255 ден (E£ 3,141) | E£ 1,489 | + 111% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,527) | E£ 238 | + 542% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 617 ден (E£ 209) | E£ 397 | - 47% | |
40” flat screen TV | 25,030 ден (E£ 8,496) | E£ 6,060 | + 40% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,764 ден (E£ 1,617) | E£ 1,489 | + 9% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 285 ден (E£ 97) | E£ 60 | + 61% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 129 ден (E£ 44) | E£ 17 | + 160% | |
Clothes | + 30% | |||
Clothes in Skopje (Macedonia) is 30% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 3,293 ден (E£ 1,118) | E£ 735 | + 52% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,000 ден (E£ 679) | E£ 604 | + 12% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,697) | E£ 1,360 | + 25% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,527) | E£ 581 | + 163% | |
Transportation | + 130% | |||
Transportation in Skopje (Macedonia) is 130% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 987,211 ден (E£ 335,088) | E£ 348,808 | - 4% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 85 ден (E£ 29) | E£ 3.19 | + 805% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,490 ден (E£ 506) | E£ 123 | + 313% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 297 ден (E£ 101) | E£ 21 | + 383% | |
Personal Care | + 121% | |||
Personal Care in Skopje (Macedonia) is 121% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 194 ден (E£ 66) | E£ 24 | + 172% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 228 ден (E£ 78) | E£ 90 | - 14% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 971 ден (E£ 330) | E£ 98 | + 236% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 154 ден (E£ 52) | E£ 30 | + 74% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 193 ден (E£ 66) | E£ 19 | + 247% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 175 ден (E£ 60) | E£ 23 | + 165% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 53 ден (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 43% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 97 ден (E£ 33) | E£ 12 | + 185% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 207 ден (E£ 70) | E£ 28 | + 153% | |
Entertainment | + 62% | |||
Entertainment in Skopje (Macedonia) is 62% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 829 ден (E£ 281) | E£ 119 | + 137% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 370 ден (E£ 126) | E£ 80 | + 57% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 657 ден (E£ 223) | E£ 323 | - 31% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,234 ден (E£ 419) | E£ 214 | + 96% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 194 ден (E£ 66) | E£ 52 | + 27% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 90 ден (E£ 31) | E£ 24 | + 28% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 99 ден (E£ 34) | E£ 19 | + 73% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | 45,591 ден (E£ 15,475) | E£ 12,013 | + 29% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6 ден (E£ 2.09) | E£ 0.23 | + 798% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,234 ден (E£ 419) | E£ 433 | - 3% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 120 ден (E£ 41) | E£ 26 | + 58% | |
TOTAL | + 78% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 904 prices entered by 84 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 19, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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/
MKD
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Cost of living in Skopje (Macedonia) is 78% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 23,137
(68,164 ден)
in Skopje
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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