- Cost of Living
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- St. Gallen
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**St. Gallen, Switzerland**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 257% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in St. Gallen (Switzerland) is 257% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CHF 15 (E£ 267) | E£ 72 | + 271% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CHF 18 (E£ 312) | E£ 72 | + 336% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CHF 9 (E£ 163) | E£ 37 | + 337% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CHF 1.43 (E£ 26) | E£ 14 | + 89% | |

12 eggs, large | CHF 3.84 (E£ 68) | E£ 20 | + 240% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CHF 3.90 (E£ 69) | E£ 14 | + 394% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CHF 8 (E£ 142) | E£ 29 | + 393% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CHF 6.00 (E£ 107) | E£ 21 | + 409% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CHF 4.00 (E£ 71) | E£ 5.86 | + 1116% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CHF 1.80 (E£ 32) | E£ 19 | + 66% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CHF 8 (E£ 142) | E£ 92 | + 54% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CHF 2.23 (E£ 40) | E£ 11 | + 251% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CHF 1.10 (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 90% | |

Housing | + 245% | |||

Housing in St. Gallen (Switzerland) is 245% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 1,800 (E£ 32,058) | E£ 5,401 | + 494% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CHF 1,600 (E£ 28,496) | E£ 3,866 | + 637% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CHF 126 (E£ 2,235) | E£ 898 | + 149% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CHF 900 (E£ 16,029) | E£ 3,625 | + 342% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CHF 750 (E£ 13,358) | E£ 2,335 | + 472% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CHF 63 (E£ 1,118) | E£ 736 | + 52% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CHF 30 (E£ 534) | E£ 365 | + 46% | |

40” flat screen TV | CHF 552 (E£ 9,829) | E£ 6,508 | + 51% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CHF 205 (E£ 3,646) | E£ 1,877 | + 94% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CHF 16 (E£ 286) | E£ 67 | + 324% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CHF 26 (E£ 462) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 75% | |||

Clothes in St. Gallen (Switzerland) is 75% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CHF 130 (E£ 2,315) | E£ 740 | + 213% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CHF 50 (E£ 891) | E£ 681 | + 31% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CHF 120 (E£ 2,137) | E£ 1,691 | + 26% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CHF 180 (E£ 3,206) | E£ 777 | + 313% | |

Transportation | + 174% | |||

Transportation in St. Gallen (Switzerland) is 174% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CHF 20,000 (E£ 356,204) | E£ 453,039 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CHF 1.80 (E£ 32) | E£ 3.88 | + 727% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CHF 80 (E£ 1,425) | E£ 182 | + 681% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 126 | - | |

Personal Care | + 592% | |||

Personal Care in St. Gallen (Switzerland) is 592% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CHF 18 (E£ 312) | E£ 33 | + 854% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CHF 24 (E£ 427) | E£ 72 | + 490% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CHF 140 (E£ 2,490) | E£ 200 | + 1145% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CHF 7 (E£ 117) | E£ 40 | + 192% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CHF 4.33 (E£ 77) | E£ 21 | + 267% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CHF 4.61 (E£ 82) | E£ 26 | + 219% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CHF 4.81 (E£ 86) | E£ 20 | + 332% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CHF 3.31 (E£ 59) | E£ 15 | + 302% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CHF 42 (E£ 745) | E£ 46 | + 1518% | |

Entertainment | + 248% | |||

Entertainment in St. Gallen (Switzerland) is 248% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CHF 48 (E£ 863) | E£ 153 | + 463% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CHF 36 (E£ 641) | E£ 99 | + 549% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CHF 182 (E£ 3,241) | E£ 520 | + 523% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CHF 70 (E£ 1,247) | E£ 249 | + 401% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CHF 13 (E£ 234) | E£ 52 | + 348% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CHF 4.25 (E£ 76) | E£ 25 | + 200% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CHF 7 (E£ 125) | E£ 19 | + 539% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CHF 499 (E£ 8,887) | E£ 11,487 | - 23% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CHF 0.35 (E£ 6) | E£ 0.23 | + 2647% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CHF 60 (E£ 1,069) | E£ 416 | + 157% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CHF 8 (E£ 134) | E£ 28 | + 377% | |

TOTAL | + 228% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 282 prices entered by 24 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.810
EGP
/
CHF

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#
Cost of living in
**St. Gallen (Switzerland)**
is
**228% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 52,519**(CHF 2,949) in St. Gallen to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 16,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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