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

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

Currency:

Food | + 53% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Veles (Macedonia) is 53% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 605 ден (E£ 213) | E£ 72 | + 196% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 120 ден (E£ 42) | E£ 72 | - 41% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 131 ден (E£ 46) | E£ 36 | + 27% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 55 ден (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 44% | |

12 eggs, large | 122 ден (E£ 43) | E£ 20 | + 114% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 63 ден (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 59% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 183 ден (E£ 64) | E£ 29 | + 123% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 39 ден (E£ 14) | E£ 21 | - 34% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 31 ден (E£ 11) | E£ 5.98 | + 81% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 51 ден (E£ 18) | E£ 19 | - 7% | |

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 | + 131% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 26 ден (E£ 9) | E£ 10 | - 10% | |

Housing | + 40% | |||

Housing in Veles (Macedonia) is 40% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 18,219 ден (E£ 6,419) | E£ 5,401 | + 19% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 13,142 ден (E£ 4,630) | E£ 3,866 | + 20% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 5,000 ден (E£ 1,762) | E£ 898 | + 96% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 24,000 ден (E£ 8,457) | E£ 3,625 | + 133% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 15,333 ден (E£ 5,403) | E£ 2,335 | + 131% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 5,341 ден (E£ 1,882) | E£ 736 | + 156% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 720 ден (E£ 254) | E£ 365 | - 31% | |

40” flat screen TV | 19,546 ден (E£ 6,887) | E£ 6,508 | + 6% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 7,966 ден (E£ 2,807) | 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) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 102% | |||

Clothes in Veles (Macedonia) is 102% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 4,014 ден (E£ 1,414) | E£ 740 | + 91% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 4,048 ден (E£ 1,426) | E£ 614 | + 132% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 4,083 ден (E£ 1,439) | E£ 1,504 | - 4% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 4,605 ден (E£ 1,623) | E£ 777 | + 109% | |

Transportation | + 83% | |||

Transportation in Veles (Macedonia) is 83% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 1,095,380 ден (E£ 385,962) | E£ 453,039 | - 15% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 57 ден (E£ 20) | E£ 3.88 | + 415% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 2,250 ден (E£ 793) | E£ 182 | + 335% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 126 | - | |

Personal Care | + 97% | |||

Personal Care in Veles (Macedonia) is 97% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 279 ден (E£ 98) | E£ 33 | + 200% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 189 ден (E£ 67) | E£ 80 | - 17% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 1,200 ден (E£ 423) | E£ 200 | + 111% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 200 ден (E£ 70) | E£ 40 | + 76% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 184 ден (E£ 65) | E£ 21 | + 208% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 178 ден (E£ 63) | E£ 26 | + 144% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 55 ден (E£ 19) | E£ 20 | - 2% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 135 ден (E£ 48) | E£ 15 | + 225% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 150 ден (E£ 53) | E£ 48 | + 11% | |

Entertainment | + 31% | |||

Entertainment in Veles (Macedonia) is 31% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 764 ден (E£ 269) | E£ 153 | + 76% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 216 ден (E£ 76) | E£ 96 | - 21% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 520 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,500 ден (E£ 529) | E£ 228 | + 132% | |

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£ 24 | - 13% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 73 ден (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 32% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 35,000 ден (E£ 12,332) | E£ 11,487 | + 7% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 6.00 ден (E£ 2.11) | E£ 0.23 | + 831% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 716 ден (E£ 252) | E£ 416 | - 39% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 121 ден (E£ 43) | E£ 28 | + 52% | |

TOTAL | + 61% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 295 prices entered by 25 different people.

These prices were last updated on April 25, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.35235
EGP
/
MKD

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#
Cost of living in
**Veles (Macedonia)**
is
**61% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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