- Cost of Living
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Cost of living in Utrecht, Netherlands compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 262% | |||
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Food in Utrecht (Netherlands) is 262% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €16 (E£ 338) | E£ 68 | + 398% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 157) | E£ 60 | + 160% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €4.81 (E£ 100) | E£ 32 | + 209% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.26 (E£ 26) | E£ 13 | + 107% | |
12 eggs, large | €2.58 (E£ 54) | E£ 16 | + 225% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.17 (E£ 45) | E£ 6 | + 637% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 135) | E£ 27 | + 396% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.88 (E£ 39) | E£ 15 | + 160% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.42 (E£ 30) | E£ 5.21 | + 468% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.02 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 53% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 149) | E£ 88 | + 69% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | €2.04 (E£ 42) | E£ 10 | + 341% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €0.92 (E£ 19) | E£ 2.28 | + 738% | |
Housing | + 454% | |||
Housing in Utrecht (Netherlands) is 454% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,458 (E£ 30,323) | E£ 4,826 | + 528% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €1,035 (E£ 21,525) | E£ 2,486 | + 766% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €141 (E£ 2,932) | E£ 245 | + 1094% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €1,017 (E£ 21,142) | E£ 2,488 | + 750% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €659 (E£ 13,698) | E£ 1,489 | + 820% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €99 (E£ 2,062) | E£ 238 | + 766% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €22 (E£ 456) | E£ 397 | + 15% | |
40” flat screen TV | €423 (E£ 8,789) | E£ 6,060 | + 45% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €152 (E£ 3,165) | E£ 1,489 | + 113% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €7 (E£ 154) | E£ 60 | + 157% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €17 (E£ 349) | E£ 17 | + 1968% | |
Clothes | + 64% | |||
Clothes in Utrecht (Netherlands) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €92 (E£ 1,919) | E£ 735 | + 161% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €33 (E£ 681) | E£ 604 | + 13% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €93 (E£ 1,937) | E£ 1,360 | + 42% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €139 (E£ 2,882) | E£ 581 | + 396% | |
Transportation | + 478% | |||
Transportation in Utrecht (Netherlands) is 478% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €28,633 (E£ 595,359) | E£ 348,808 | + 71% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.52 (E£ 32) | E£ 3.19 | + 892% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €96 (E£ 1,997) | E£ 123 | + 1530% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | €20 (E£ 418) | E£ 21 | + 1902% | |
Personal Care | + 313% | |||
Personal Care in Utrecht (Netherlands) is 313% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €4.78 (E£ 99) | E£ 24 | + 310% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €12 (E£ 252) | E£ 90 | + 180% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €44 (E£ 918) | E£ 98 | + 836% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €3.33 (E£ 69) | E£ 30 | + 131% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €2.77 (E£ 58) | E£ 19 | + 205% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.68 (E£ 77) | E£ 23 | + 240% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.48 (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 144% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €1.78 (E£ 37) | E£ 12 | + 221% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €20 (E£ 424) | E£ 28 | + 1426% | |
Entertainment | + 190% | |||
Entertainment in Utrecht (Netherlands) is 190% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €35 (E£ 733) | E£ 119 | + 518% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €20 (E£ 419) | E£ 80 | + 423% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €78 (E£ 1,612) | E£ 323 | + 399% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €62 (E£ 1,292) | E£ 214 | + 504% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €7 (E£ 151) | E£ 52 | + 190% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €3.18 (E£ 66) | E£ 24 | + 177% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €3.73 (E£ 78) | E£ 19 | + 298% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | €476 (E£ 9,892) | E£ 12,013 | - 18% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.15 (E£ 3.17) | E£ 0.23 | + 1262% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €29 (E£ 597) | E£ 433 | + 38% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €6 (E£ 128) | E£ 26 | + 395% | |
TOTAL | + 325% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 539 prices entered by 63 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Utrecht (Netherlands) is 325% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 63,766
(€3,067)
in Utrecht
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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