#
Cost of living in
**Tarija (Bolivia)**
is
**30% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 232 prices entered by 15 different people.

Food in Tarija (Bolivia) is 31% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Tarija (Bolivia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

$b22 (E£ 58) | E£ 81 | 28% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

$b30 (E£ 78) | E£ 73 | 8% |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

$b16 (E£ 41) | E£ 38 | 8% |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

$b5.59 (E£ 15) | E£ 13 | 8% |

12 eggs, large | ||

$b12 (E£ 31) | E£ 20 | 55% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

$b7 (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | 46% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

$b16 (E£ 43) | E£ 29 | 46% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

$b9 (E£ 23) | E£ 22 | 6% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

$b9 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.88 | 280% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

$b12 (E£ 32) | E£ 19 | 65% |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

$b42 (E£ 108) | E£ 92 | 17% |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

$b10 (E£ 27) | E£ 11 | 144% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

$b5.02 (E£ 13) | E£ 6 | 110% |

Housing in Tarija (Bolivia) is 55% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tarija (Bolivia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

$b2,881 (E£ 7,489) | E£ 5,401 | 39% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

$b1,840 (E£ 4,784) | E£ 3,866 | 24% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

$b425 (E£ 1,105) | E£ 898 | 23% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

$b2,050 (E£ 5,329) | E£ 3,602 | 48% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

$b1,375 (E£ 3,574) | E£ 2,335 | 53% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

$b228 (E£ 593) | E£ 736 | 19% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

$b272 (E£ 708) | E£ 365 | 94% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

$b3,127 (E£ 8,129) | E£ 6,508 | 25% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

$b2,318 (E£ 6,026) | E£ 1,877 | 221% |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

$b48 (E£ 124) | E£ 67 | 84% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

$b9 (E£ 23) | - | - |

Clothes in Tarija (Bolivia) is 6% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tarija (Bolivia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

$b364 (E£ 946) | E£ 740 | 28% |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

$b269 (E£ 700) | E£ 681 | 3% |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

$b578 (E£ 1,502) | E£ 1,691 | 11% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

$b375 (E£ 976) | E£ 777 | 26% |

Transportation in Tarija (Bolivia) is 6% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tarija (Bolivia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

$b113,898 (E£ 296,079) | E£ 453,039 | 35% |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

$b3.71 (E£ 10) | E£ 3.88 | 149% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

$b130 (E£ 338) | E£ 182 | 85% |

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

- | E£ 126 | - |

Personal Care in Tarija (Bolivia) is 82% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tarija (Bolivia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

- | E£ 33 | - |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

- | E£ 72 | - |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

$b133 (E£ 346) | E£ 200 | 73% |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

$b40 (E£ 104) | E£ 40 | 159% |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

$b32 (E£ 83) | E£ 21 | 294% |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

$b27 (E£ 71) | E£ 26 | 175% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

$b12 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | 59% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

$b16 (E£ 42) | E£ 15 | 186% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

$b25 (E£ 65) | E£ 46 | 42% |

Entertainment in Tarija (Bolivia) is 34% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tarija (Bolivia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

$b63 (E£ 164) | E£ 153 | 7% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

$b66 (E£ 173) | E£ 99 | 75% |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

$b80 (E£ 208) | E£ 520 | 60% |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

$b135 (E£ 351) | E£ 249 | 41% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

$b30 (E£ 78) | E£ 52 | 50% |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

$b13 (E£ 34) | E£ 25 | 34% |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

$b29 (E£ 75) | E£ 19 | 283% |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

$b2,000 (E£ 5,199) | E£ 12,152 | 57% |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

$b1.00 (E£ 2.60) | E£ 0.23 | 1045% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

$b318 (E£ 827) | E£ 416 | 99% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

$b18 (E£ 46) | E£ 28 | 63% |

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For example, you would need at least

**E£ 20,858**($b8,024) in Tarija to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 16,000**in Alexandria.