- Cost of Living
- Canada
- Egypt
- Vancouver
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Vancouver, Canada**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 165% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Vancouver (Canada) is 165% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | C$13 (E£ 177) | E£ 72 | + 145% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | C$8 (E£ 104) | E£ 72 | + 46% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | C$9 (E£ 114) | E£ 36 | + 215% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | C$1.31 (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 31% | |

12 eggs, large | C$5.15 (E£ 69) | E£ 19 | + 255% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | C$4.48 (E£ 60) | E£ 14 | + 326% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | C$4.91 (E£ 66) | E£ 35 | + 90% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | C$3.89 (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | + 148% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | C$2.41 (E£ 32) | E£ 5.98 | + 440% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | C$3.04 (E£ 41) | E£ 19 | + 110% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | C$21 (E£ 286) | E£ 92 | + 210% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | C$2.46 (E£ 33) | E£ 11 | + 196% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | C$2.28 (E£ 31) | E£ 11 | + 178% | |

Housing | + 275% | |||

Housing in Vancouver (Canada) is 275% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | C$2,157 (E£ 28,889) | E£ 5,401 | + 435% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | C$2,061 (E£ 27,611) | E£ 3,866 | + 614% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | C$115 (E£ 1,539) | E£ 898 | + 71% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,998 (E£ 26,760) | E£ 3,625 | + 638% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | C$1,409 (E£ 18,867) | E£ 2,335 | + 708% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | C$81 (E£ 1,086) | E£ 736 | + 47% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | C$37 (E£ 495) | E£ 365 | + 36% | |

40” flat screen TV | C$468 (E£ 6,272) | E£ 6,508 | - 4% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | C$176 (E£ 2,358) | E£ 1,489 | + 58% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | C$14 (E£ 192) | E£ 67 | + 185% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | C$30 (E£ 400) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 48% | |||

Clothes in Vancouver (Canada) is 48% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | C$83 (E£ 1,113) | E£ 740 | + 50% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | C$66 (E£ 889) | E£ 614 | + 45% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | C$125 (E£ 1,676) | E£ 1,504 | + 11% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | C$154 (E£ 2,066) | E£ 777 | + 166% | |

Transportation | + 116% | |||

Transportation in Vancouver (Canada) is 116% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | C$24,077 (E£ 322,485) | E£ 453,039 | - 29% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | C$1.05 (E£ 14) | E£ 3.88 | + 261% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | C$83 (E£ 1,111) | E£ 182 | + 509% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | C$18 (E£ 245) | E£ 126 | + 94% | |

Personal Care | + 332% | |||

Personal Care in Vancouver (Canada) is 332% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | C$9 (E£ 124) | E£ 33 | + 279% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | C$23 (E£ 305) | E£ 80 | + 281% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | C$108 (E£ 1,443) | E£ 200 | + 622% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | C$7 (E£ 98) | E£ 40 | + 144% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | C$6 (E£ 80) | E£ 21 | + 283% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | C$5.99 (E£ 80) | E£ 26 | + 212% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | C$3.70 (E£ 50) | E£ 20 | + 150% | |

Tube of toothpaste | C$3.14 (E£ 42) | E£ 15 | + 186% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | C$29 (E£ 389) | E£ 48 | + 718% | |

Entertainment | + 156% | |||

Entertainment in Vancouver (Canada) is 156% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | C$52 (E£ 690) | E£ 153 | + 351% | |

2 tickets to the movies | C$29 (E£ 387) | E£ 96 | + 302% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | C$137 (E£ 1,833) | E£ 520 | + 253% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | C$70 (E£ 936) | E£ 228 | + 311% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | C$13 (E£ 179) | E£ 52 | + 244% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | C$4.66 (E£ 62) | E£ 24 | + 157% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | C$4.51 (E£ 60) | E£ 19 | + 210% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | C$537 (E£ 7,194) | E£ 12,013 | - 40% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | C$0.19 (E£ 2.58) | E£ 0.23 | + 1037% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | C$70 (E£ 935) | E£ 416 | + 125% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | C$9 (E£ 115) | E£ 28 | + 310% | |

TOTAL | + 175% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,525 prices entered by 639 different people.

These prices were last updated on March 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.394
EGP
/
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#
Cost of living in
**Vancouver (Canada)**
is
**175% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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