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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 | + 1% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 200 ден (E£ 68) | E£ 63 | + 8% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 123 ден (E£ 42) | E£ 31 | + 34% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 50 ден (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 32% | |
12 eggs, large | 84 ден (E£ 29) | E£ 16 | + 74% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 43 ден (E£ 15) | E£ 6 | + 141% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 154 ден (E£ 53) | E£ 29 | + 82% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 46 ден (E£ 16) | E£ 15 | + 5% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 62 ден (E£ 21) | E£ 5.21 | + 305% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 40 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 14 | - 1% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 220 ден (E£ 75) | E£ 88 | - 15% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 76 ден (E£ 26) | E£ 10 | + 155% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 30 ден (E£ 10) | E£ 2.60 | + 294% | |
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£ 8,429) | E£ 4,715 | + 79% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 17,893 ден (E£ 6,111) | E£ 2,520 | + 143% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 9,000 ден (E£ 3,074) | E£ 253 | + 1114% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,670 ден (E£ 4,327) | E£ 2,488 | + 74% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 9,255 ден (E£ 3,161) | E£ 1,489 | + 112% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,537) | E£ 238 | + 546% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 617 ден (E£ 211) | E£ 397 | - 47% | |
40” flat screen TV | 25,030 ден (E£ 8,548) | E£ 6,060 | + 41% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,764 ден (E£ 1,627) | E£ 1,489 | + 9% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 285 ден (E£ 97) | E£ 60 | + 62% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 129 ден (E£ 44) | E£ 17 | + 161% | |
Clothes | + 28% | |||
Clothes in Skopje (Macedonia) is 28% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 3,293 ден (E£ 1,124) | E£ 735 | + 53% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,000 ден (E£ 683) | E£ 604 | + 13% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,708) | E£ 1,448 | + 18% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,500 ден (E£ 1,537) | E£ 581 | + 164% | |
Transportation | + 129% | |||
Transportation in Skopje (Macedonia) is 129% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 987,211 ден (E£ 337,147) | E£ 348,808 | - 3% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 85 ден (E£ 29) | E£ 3.19 | + 810% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,490 ден (E£ 509) | E£ 123 | + 315% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 297 ден (E£ 101) | E£ 21 | + 386% | |
Personal Care | + 127% | |||
Personal Care in Skopje (Macedonia) is 127% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 194 ден (E£ 66) | E£ 24 | + 174% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 228 ден (E£ 78) | E£ 90 | - 13% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 903 ден (E£ 309) | E£ 98 | + 215% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 154 ден (E£ 53) | E£ 30 | + 75% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 178 ден (E£ 61) | E£ 19 | + 221% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 177 ден (E£ 60) | E£ 23 | + 169% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 55 ден (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 49% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 90 ден (E£ 31) | E£ 12 | + 166% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 195 ден (E£ 67) | E£ 28 | + 140% | |
Entertainment | + 69% | |||
Entertainment in Skopje (Macedonia) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 832 ден (E£ 284) | E£ 119 | + 139% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 370 ден (E£ 126) | E£ 86 | + 47% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 613 ден (E£ 209) | E£ 266 | - 21% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,234 ден (E£ 421) | E£ 214 | + 97% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 197 ден (E£ 67) | E£ 52 | + 29% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 90 ден (E£ 31) | E£ 24 | + 29% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 99 ден (E£ 34) | E£ 19 | + 74% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 51,172 ден (E£ 17,476) | E£ 12,013 | + 45% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6 ден (E£ 2.11) | E£ 0.23 | + 804% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,234 ден (E£ 421) | E£ 433 | - 3% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 120 ден (E£ 41) | E£ 26 | + 59% | |
TOTAL | + 79% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 829 prices entered by 81 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 12, 2017.
Exchange rate:
0.34151
EGP
/
MKD
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Cost of living in Skopje (Macedonia) is 79% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 23,317
(68,275 ден)
in Skopje
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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