- Cost of Living
- Iran
- Egypt
- Tehran
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Tehran, Iran**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

**WARNING!**Tehran has artificial and unrealistic official exchange rates. You can also get this comparison using the parallel street rate in Tehran.

Currency:

Food | + 1% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Tehran (Iran) is 1% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 48,561 (E£ 24) | E£ 68 | - 65% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 48,561 (E£ 24) | E£ 65 | - 64% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 73,991 (E£ 36) | E£ 33 | + 9% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 6,154 (E£ 2.98) | E£ 14 | - 78% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 61,966 (E£ 30) | E£ 18 | + 63% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 28,149 (E£ 14) | E£ 6 | + 122% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 22,742 (E£ 11) | E£ 28 | - 61% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 45,460 (E£ 22) | E£ 16 | + 38% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 23,344 (E£ 11) | E£ 5.21 | + 117% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 8,294 (E£ 4.02) | E£ 17 | - 76% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 775,538 (E£ 376) | E£ 92 | + 307% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 30,067 (E£ 15) | E£ 11 | + 30% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 10,702 (E£ 5.19) | E£ 3.27 | + 59% | |

Housing | + 146% | |||

Housing in Tehran (Iran) is 146% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 13,606,100 (E£ 6,598) | E£ 5,083 | + 30% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 27,931,000 (E£ 13,545) | E£ 2,637 | + 414% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 2,975,050 (E£ 1,443) | E£ 291 | + 395% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 32,378,800 (E£ 15,702) | E£ 2,571 | + 511% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 19,178,200 (E£ 9,301) | E£ 1,457 | + 538% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 1,248,360 (E£ 605) | E£ 238 | + 154% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 235,716 (E£ 114) | E£ 381 | - 70% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 21,458,800 (E£ 10,407) | E£ 6,052 | + 72% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 12,129,100 (E£ 5,882) | E£ 1,489 | + 295% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 121,883 (E£ 59) | E£ 67 | - 12% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 132,301 (E£ 64) | E£ 17 | + 281% | |

Clothes | + 46% | |||

Clothes in Tehran (Iran) is 46% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 1,853,640 (E£ 899) | E£ 735 | + 22% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 1,804,460 (E£ 875) | E£ 604 | + 45% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 4,041,820 (E£ 1,960) | E£ 1,448 | + 35% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 3,008,670 (E£ 1,459) | E£ 581 | + 151% | |

Transportation | + 42% | |||

Transportation in Tehran (Iran) is 42% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 952,855,000 (E£ 462,098) | E£ 356,935 | + 29% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 3,746 (E£ 1.82) | E£ 3.35 | - 46% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 510,228 (E£ 247) | E£ 123 | + 102% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 130,618 (E£ 63) | E£ 21 | + 204% | |

Personal Care | + 110% | |||

Personal Care in Tehran (Iran) is 110% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 60,011 (E£ 29) | E£ 24 | + 20% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 65,781 (E£ 32) | E£ 87 | - 64% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 334,483 (E£ 162) | E£ 98 | + 65% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 117,023 (E£ 57) | E£ 40 | + 42% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 139,787 (E£ 68) | E£ 19 | + 259% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 115,849 (E£ 56) | E£ 23 | + 150% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 61,893 (E£ 30) | E£ 13 | + 138% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 69,301 (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 191% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 248,222 (E£ 120) | E£ 28 | + 334% | |

Entertainment | + 24% | |||

Entertainment in Tehran (Iran) is 24% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 586,525 (E£ 284) | E£ 119 | + 140% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 213,465 (E£ 104) | E£ 86 | + 21% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 703,746 (E£ 341) | E£ 244 | + 40% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 185,148 (E£ 90) | E£ 214 | - 58% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 131,093 (E£ 64) | E£ 52 | + 22% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 132,781 (E£ 64) | E£ 24 | + 170% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 9,766 (E£ 4.74) | E£ 19 | - 76% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 23,529,800 (E£ 11,411) | E£ 12,013 | - 5% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 936 (E£ 0.45) | E£ 0.23 | + 100% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 1,540,130 (E£ 747) | E£ 433 | + 73% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 20,468 (E£ 10) | E£ 26 | - 62% | |

TOTAL | + 55% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 5,066 prices entered by 494 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 16, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00048
EGP
/
IRR

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#
Cost of living in
**Tehran (Iran)**
is
**55% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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