- Cost of Living
- Italy
- Egypt
- Varese
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Varese, Italy**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 178% | |||
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Food in Varese (Italy) is 178% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €14 (E£ 297) | E£ 72 | + 312% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €7 (E£ 153) | E£ 72 | + 114% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €4.87 (E£ 105) | E£ 36 | + 190% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.14 (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 85% | |

12 eggs, large | €2.86 (E£ 62) | E£ 19 | + 219% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.06 (E£ 45) | E£ 14 | + 217% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 140) | E£ 35 | + 306% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.78 (E£ 39) | E£ 21 | + 84% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.30 (E£ 28) | E£ 5.98 | + 372% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.52 (E£ 33) | E£ 19 | + 70% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €5.69 (E£ 123) | E£ 92 | + 34% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €2.11 (E£ 46) | E£ 11 | + 310% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.07 (E£ 23) | E£ 11 | + 112% | |

Housing | + 162% | |||

Housing in Varese (Italy) is 162% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €812 (E£ 17,584) | E£ 5,401 | + 226% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €681 (E£ 14,742) | E£ 3,866 | + 281% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €179 (E£ 3,877) | E£ 898 | + 332% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €636 (E£ 13,788) | E£ 3,625 | + 280% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €394 (E£ 8,531) | E£ 2,335 | + 265% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €95 (E£ 2,063) | E£ 736 | + 180% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €26 (E£ 564) | E£ 365 | + 55% | |

40” flat screen TV | €450 (E£ 9,756) | E£ 6,508 | + 50% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €111 (E£ 2,399) | E£ 1,489 | + 61% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €4.91 (E£ 106) | E£ 67 | + 58% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €11 (E£ 241) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 64% | |||

Clothes in Varese (Italy) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €106 (E£ 2,305) | E£ 740 | + 211% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €33 (E£ 720) | E£ 614 | + 17% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €113 (E£ 2,443) | E£ 1,504 | + 62% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €110 (E£ 2,383) | E£ 777 | + 207% | |

Transportation | + 129% | |||

Transportation in Varese (Italy) is 129% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €19,940 (E£ 431,958) | E£ 453,039 | - 5% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.46 (E£ 32) | E£ 3.88 | + 716% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €38 (E£ 828) | E£ 182 | + 354% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | €15 (E£ 320) | E£ 126 | + 153% | |

Personal Care | + 374% | |||

Personal Care in Varese (Italy) is 374% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €12 (E£ 251) | E£ 33 | + 666% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €10 (E£ 224) | E£ 80 | + 180% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €71 (E£ 1,529) | E£ 200 | + 664% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €5.43 (E£ 118) | E£ 40 | + 193% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.87 (E£ 84) | E£ 21 | + 299% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.41 (E£ 74) | E£ 26 | + 187% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.41 (E£ 52) | E£ 20 | + 163% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.68 (E£ 58) | E£ 15 | + 296% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €21 (E£ 459) | E£ 48 | + 864% | |

Entertainment | + 275% | |||

Entertainment in Varese (Italy) is 275% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €42 (E£ 912) | E£ 153 | + 496% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €19 (E£ 401) | E£ 96 | + 316% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €65 (E£ 1,408) | E£ 520 | + 171% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €89 (E£ 1,917) | E£ 228 | + 742% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €7 (E£ 160) | E£ 52 | + 207% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €1.51 (E£ 33) | E£ 24 | + 34% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.67 (E£ 123) | E£ 19 | + 530% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €750 (E£ 16,247) | E£ 12,013 | + 35% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.22 (E£ 4.81) | E£ 0.23 | + 2019% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €42 (E£ 919) | E£ 416 | + 121% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.23 (E£ 113) | E£ 28 | + 304% | |

TOTAL | + 176% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 474 prices entered by 33 different people.

These prices were last updated on March 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
21.663
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Varese (Italy)**
is
**176% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 46,923**(€2,166) in Varese to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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