- Cost of Living
- Macedonia
- Egypt
- Veles
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Veles, Macedonia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 86% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Veles (Macedonia) is 86% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 605 ден (E£ 214) | E£ 69 | + 209% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 120 ден (E£ 42) | E£ 67 | - 37% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 131 ден (E£ 46) | E£ 35 | + 32% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 55 ден (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 47% | |

12 eggs, large | 122 ден (E£ 43) | E£ 18 | + 144% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 63 ден (E£ 22) | E£ 6 | + 266% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 183 ден (E£ 65) | E£ 29 | + 121% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 39 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 18 | - 24% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 31 ден (E£ 11) | E£ 5.33 | + 104% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 51 ден (E£ 18) | E£ 17 | + 6% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 369 ден (E£ 130) | E£ 92 | + 41% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 74 ден (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 139% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 27 ден (E£ 10) | E£ 3.48 | + 174% | |

Housing | + 95% | |||

Housing in Veles (Macedonia) is 95% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 18,219 ден (E£ 6,440) | E£ 5,083 | + 27% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 13,142 ден (E£ 4,646) | E£ 2,637 | + 76% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,768) | E£ 291 | + 506% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 30,000 ден (E£ 10,605) | E£ 2,571 | + 312% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 15,333 ден (E£ 5,420) | E£ 1,457 | + 272% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 5,341 ден (E£ 1,888) | E£ 238 | + 693% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 720 ден (E£ 254) | E£ 381 | - 33% | |

40” flat screen TV | 19,546 ден (E£ 6,910) | E£ 6,052 | + 14% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 7,966 ден (E£ 2,816) | E£ 1,489 | + 89% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 241 ден (E£ 85) | E£ 67 | + 26% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 120 ден (E£ 42) | E£ 17 | + 152% | |

Clothes | + 110% | |||

Clothes in Veles (Macedonia) is 110% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 4,014 ден (E£ 1,419) | E£ 735 | + 93% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 4,048 ден (E£ 1,431) | E£ 604 | + 137% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 4,083 ден (E£ 1,443) | E£ 1,448 | - 0% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,605 ден (E£ 1,628) | E£ 581 | + 180% | |

Transportation | + 110% | |||

Transportation in Veles (Macedonia) is 110% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 1,095,380 ден (E£ 387,225) | E£ 356,935 | + 8% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 57 ден (E£ 20) | E£ 3.61 | + 455% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 2,250 ден (E£ 795) | E£ 182 | + 336% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 94 | - | |

Personal Care | + 157% | |||

Personal Care in Veles (Macedonia) is 157% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 279 ден (E£ 99) | E£ 24 | + 307% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 189 ден (E£ 67) | E£ 87 | - 24% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 1,200 ден (E£ 424) | E£ 104 | + 308% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 200 ден (E£ 71) | E£ 40 | + 76% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 184 ден (E£ 65) | E£ 19 | + 244% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 178 ден (E£ 63) | E£ 26 | + 145% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 55 ден (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 55% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 135 ден (E£ 48) | E£ 12 | + 314% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 150 ден (E£ 53) | E£ 29 | + 84% | |

Entertainment | + 45% | |||

Entertainment in Veles (Macedonia) is 45% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 764 ден (E£ 270) | E£ 119 | + 128% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 216 ден (E£ 77) | E£ 86 | - 11% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 229 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,500 ден (E£ 530) | E£ 228 | + 133% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 182 ден (E£ 64) | E£ 52 | + 23% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 60 ден (E£ 21) | E£ 22 | - 2% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 73 ден (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 33% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 35,000 ден (E£ 12,373) | E£ 12,013 | + 3% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6.00 ден (E£ 2.12) | E£ 0.23 | + 835% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 716 ден (E£ 253) | E£ 433 | - 42% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 121 ден (E£ 43) | E£ 27 | + 57% | |

TOTAL | + 92% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 241 prices entered by 24 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.35351
EGP
/
MKD

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#
Cost of living in
**Veles (Macedonia)**
is
**92% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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