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

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

Currency:

Food | + 41% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Skopje (Macedonia) is 41% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 200 ден (E£ 72) | E£ 69 | + 4% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 200 ден (E£ 72) | E£ 67 | + 8% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 123 ден (E£ 45) | E£ 35 | + 27% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 50 ден (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 37% | |

12 eggs, large | 84 ден (E£ 30) | E£ 18 | + 71% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 43 ден (E£ 16) | E£ 6 | + 154% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 154 ден (E£ 56) | E£ 29 | + 90% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 46 ден (E£ 17) | E£ 18 | - 8% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 62 ден (E£ 22) | E£ 5.33 | + 318% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 40 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 17 | - 15% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 220 ден (E£ 79) | E£ 92 | - 14% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 74 ден (E£ 27) | E£ 11 | + 142% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 30 ден (E£ 11) | E£ 3.48 | + 211% | |

Housing | + 81% | |||

Housing in Skopje (Macedonia) is 81% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 24,680 ден (E£ 8,901) | E£ 5,083 | + 75% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 17,893 ден (E£ 6,453) | E£ 2,637 | + 145% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 9,000 ден (E£ 3,246) | E£ 291 | + 1014% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,670 ден (E£ 4,569) | E£ 2,571 | + 78% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 9,255 ден (E£ 3,338) | E£ 1,457 | + 129% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,623) | E£ 238 | + 582% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 617 ден (E£ 223) | E£ 381 | - 42% | |

40” flat screen TV | 25,030 ден (E£ 9,027) | E£ 6,052 | + 49% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,764 ден (E£ 1,718) | E£ 1,489 | + 15% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 274 ден (E£ 99) | E£ 67 | + 47% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 125 ден (E£ 45) | E£ 17 | + 168% | |

Clothes | + 35% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 3,293 ден (E£ 1,187) | E£ 735 | + 62% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,000 ден (E£ 721) | E£ 604 | + 20% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,803) | E£ 1,448 | + 25% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,623) | E£ 581 | + 179% | |

Transportation | + 97% | |||

Transportation in Skopje (Macedonia) is 97% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 987,211 ден (E£ 356,023) | E£ 356,935 | - 0% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 85 ден (E£ 31) | E£ 3.61 | + 749% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 1,490 ден (E£ 537) | E£ 182 | + 195% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 301 ден (E£ 108) | E£ 94 | + 15% | |

Personal Care | + 134% | |||

Personal Care in Skopje (Macedonia) is 134% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 194 ден (E£ 70) | E£ 24 | + 189% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 228 ден (E£ 82) | E£ 87 | - 6% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 903 ден (E£ 326) | E£ 104 | + 213% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 154 ден (E£ 56) | E£ 40 | + 38% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 178 ден (E£ 64) | E£ 19 | + 239% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 183 ден (E£ 66) | E£ 26 | + 157% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 54 ден (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 54% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 99 ден (E£ 36) | E£ 12 | + 207% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 216 ден (E£ 78) | E£ 29 | + 170% | |

Entertainment | + 77% | |||

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

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 878 ден (E£ 317) | E£ 119 | + 167% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 370 ден (E£ 134) | E£ 86 | + 55% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 651 ден (E£ 235) | E£ 229 | + 3% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,234 ден (E£ 445) | E£ 228 | + 95% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 198 ден (E£ 71) | E£ 52 | + 37% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 90 ден (E£ 32) | E£ 22 | + 50% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 99 ден (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 84% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 43,996 ден (E£ 15,866) | E£ 12,013 | + 32% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6 ден (E£ 2.23) | E£ 0.23 | + 880% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,234 ден (E£ 445) | E£ 433 | + 3% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 120 ден (E£ 43) | E£ 27 | + 59% | |

TOTAL | + 74% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 696 prices entered by 68 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.36064
EGP
/
MKD

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#
Cost of living in
**Skopje (Macedonia)**
is
**74% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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