- Cost of Living
- Finland
- Egypt
- Tampere
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Tampere, Finland**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 190% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Tampere (Finland) is 190% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €11 (E£ 233) | E£ 81 | + 187% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 156) | E£ 73 | + 115% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €5.37 (E£ 111) | E£ 38 | + 195% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.03 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 58% | |

12 eggs, large | €2.22 (E£ 46) | E£ 20 | + 128% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.77 (E£ 57) | E£ 13 | + 358% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.23 (E£ 108) | E£ 29 | + 269% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.14 (E£ 44) | E£ 22 | + 101% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.07 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.88 | + 277% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.96 (E£ 41) | E£ 19 | + 109% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €13 (E£ 278) | E£ 92 | + 200% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €2.60 (E£ 54) | E£ 11 | + 381% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.38 (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | + 358% | |

Housing | + 184% | |||

Housing in Tampere (Finland) is 184% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,251 (E£ 25,874) | E£ 5,401 | + 379% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €982 (E£ 20,310) | E£ 3,866 | + 425% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €69 (E£ 1,431) | E£ 898 | + 59% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €810 (E£ 16,747) | E£ 3,602 | + 365% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €617 (E£ 12,752) | E£ 2,335 | + 446% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €64 (E£ 1,315) | E£ 736 | + 79% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €18 (E£ 381) | E£ 365 | + 4% | |

40” flat screen TV | €482 (E£ 9,974) | E£ 6,508 | + 53% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €97 (E£ 1,997) | E£ 1,877 | + 6% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 172) | E£ 67 | + 155% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €29 (E£ 589) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 24% | |||

Clothes in Tampere (Finland) is 24% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €74 (E£ 1,537) | E£ 740 | + 108% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €32 (E£ 652) | E£ 681 | - 4% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €81 (E£ 1,683) | E£ 1,691 | - 0% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €110 (E£ 2,280) | E£ 777 | + 194% | |

Transportation | + 185% | |||

Transportation in Tampere (Finland) is 185% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €30,432 (E£ 629,291) | E£ 453,039 | + 39% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.50 (E£ 31) | E£ 3.88 | + 701% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €45 (E£ 936) | E£ 182 | + 413% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | €22 (E£ 452) | E£ 101 | + 350% | |

Personal Care | + 310% | |||

Personal Care in Tampere (Finland) is 310% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.50 (E£ 114) | E£ 33 | + 248% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €16 (E£ 324) | E£ 72 | + 347% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €76 (E£ 1,562) | E£ 200 | + 681% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.44 (E£ 92) | E£ 40 | + 129% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.04 (E£ 63) | E£ 21 | + 199% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.19 (E£ 66) | E£ 26 | + 157% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.55 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 61% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.19 (E£ 45) | E£ 15 | + 209% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €25 (E£ 519) | E£ 46 | + 1027% | |

Entertainment | + 195% | |||

Entertainment in Tampere (Finland) is 195% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €42 (E£ 862) | E£ 153 | + 463% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €24 (E£ 500) | E£ 99 | + 406% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €85 (E£ 1,752) | E£ 520 | + 237% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €89 (E£ 1,838) | E£ 249 | + 639% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 177) | E£ 52 | + 239% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €3.87 (E£ 80) | E£ 25 | + 217% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.28 (E£ 109) | E£ 19 | + 460% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €458 (E£ 9,479) | E£ 12,152 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.07 (E£ 1.54) | E£ 0.23 | + 579% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €54 (E£ 1,111) | E£ 416 | + 167% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.89 (E£ 122) | E£ 28 | + 335% | |

TOTAL | + 178% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 384 prices entered by 27 different people.

These prices were last updated on October 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.679
EGP
/
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#
Cost of living in
**Tampere (Finland)**
is
**178% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 41,712**(€2,017) in Tampere to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 15,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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