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

##
Cost of living in
**Tampere, Finland**
vs
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 188% | |||
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Food in Tampere (Finland) is 188% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €11 (E£ 229) | E£ 81 | + 183% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 153) | E£ 73 | + 109% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €5.37 (E£ 109) | E£ 37 | + 195% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.03 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 54% | |

12 eggs, large | €2.22 (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | + 130% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.77 (E£ 56) | E£ 12 | + 386% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.23 (E£ 106) | E£ 29 | + 263% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.14 (E£ 44) | E£ 23 | + 92% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.07 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.88 | + 271% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.96 (E£ 40) | E£ 19 | + 106% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €13 (E£ 273) | E£ 92 | + 195% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €2.60 (E£ 53) | E£ 11 | + 379% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.38 (E£ 28) | E£ 5.68 | + 394% | |

Housing | + 251% | |||

Housing in Tampere (Finland) is 251% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,282 (E£ 26,076) | E£ 5,401 | + 383% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €1,008 (E£ 20,492) | E£ 4,599 | + 346% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €69 (E£ 1,408) | E£ 898 | + 57% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €832 (E£ 16,930) | E£ 3,602 | + 370% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €611 (E£ 12,434) | E£ 2,335 | + 432% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €64 (E£ 1,294) | E£ 736 | + 76% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €18 (E£ 375) | E£ 343 | + 9% | |

40” flat screen TV | €482 (E£ 9,810) | E£ 6,508 | + 51% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €97 (E£ 1,965) | E£ 1,877 | + 5% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 169) | E£ 67 | + 150% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €29 (E£ 580) | E£ 50 | + 1059% | |

Clothes | + 24% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €74 (E£ 1,512) | E£ 740 | + 104% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €32 (E£ 641) | E£ 681 | - 6% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €81 (E£ 1,655) | E£ 1,691 | - 2% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €110 (E£ 2,242) | E£ 777 | + 189% | |

Transportation | + 181% | |||

Transportation in Tampere (Finland) is 181% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €30,432 (E£ 618,963) | E£ 453,039 | + 37% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.50 (E£ 31) | E£ 4.08 | + 650% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €45 (E£ 921) | E£ 182 | + 405% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | €22 (E£ 445) | E£ 101 | + 342% | |

Personal Care | + 303% | |||

Personal Care in Tampere (Finland) is 303% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.50 (E£ 112) | E£ 33 | + 242% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €16 (E£ 319) | E£ 72 | + 340% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €76 (E£ 1,537) | E£ 200 | + 668% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.44 (E£ 90) | E£ 40 | + 125% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.04 (E£ 62) | E£ 21 | + 194% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.19 (E£ 65) | E£ 26 | + 153% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.55 (E£ 31) | E£ 16 | + 95% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.19 (E£ 45) | E£ 14 | + 217% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €25 (E£ 511) | E£ 48 | + 966% | |

Entertainment | + 179% | |||

Entertainment in Tampere (Finland) is 179% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €42 (E£ 847) | E£ 224 | + 279% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €24 (E£ 492) | E£ 99 | + 398% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €85 (E£ 1,723) | E£ 520 | + 231% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €89 (E£ 1,808) | E£ 260 | + 594% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 174) | E£ 52 | + 234% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €3.87 (E£ 79) | E£ 26 | + 199% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.28 (E£ 107) | E£ 19 | + 451% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €455 (E£ 9,255) | E£ 12,152 | - 24% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.07 (E£ 1.52) | E£ 0.23 | + 568% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €54 (E£ 1,093) | E£ 416 | + 163% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.89 (E£ 120) | E£ 28 | + 328% | |

TOTAL | + 187% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 345 prices entered by 25 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 21, 2019.
Exchange rate:
20.340
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Tampere (Finland)**
is
**187% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 51,695**(€2,542) in Tampere to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 18,000**in Alexandria.## Prices recently added

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