- Cost of Living
- Laos
- Egypt
- Vientiane
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Vientiane, Laos compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 287% | |||
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Food in Vientiane (Laos) is 287% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 82,009 ₭ (E£ 180) | E£ 61 | + 194% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 63,928 ₭ (E£ 140) | E£ 48 | + 194% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 30,022 ₭ (E£ 66) | E£ 25 | + 160% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 17,886 ₭ (E£ 39) | E£ 10 | + 298% | |
12 eggs, large | 14,915 ₭ (E£ 33) | E£ 11 | + 210% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 10,543 ₭ (E£ 23) | E£ 6 | + 270% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 240,620 ₭ (E£ 529) | E£ 27 | + 1858% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 24,850 ₭ (E£ 55) | E£ 13 | + 313% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 14,202 ₭ (E£ 31) | E£ 3.74 | + 734% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9,877 ₭ (E£ 22) | E£ 9 | + 143% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 168,062 ₭ (E£ 369) | E£ 89 | + 316% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 15,753 ₭ (E£ 35) | E£ 9 | + 280% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 13,445 ₭ (E£ 30) | E£ 2.71 | + 991% | |
Housing | + 202% | |||
Housing in Vientiane (Laos) is 202% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 8,148,550 ₭ (E£ 17,909) | E£ 4,450 | + 302% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 4,452,630 ₭ (E£ 9,786) | E£ 2,577 | + 280% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 717,367 ₭ (E£ 1,577) | E£ 218 | + 624% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 5,143,990 ₭ (E£ 11,305) | E£ 2,526 | + 348% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,009,580 ₭ (E£ 6,614) | E£ 1,181 | + 460% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 288,074 ₭ (E£ 633) | E£ 512 | + 24% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 287,213 ₭ (E£ 631) | E£ 443 | + 42% | |
40” flat screen TV | 3,118,500 ₭ (E£ 6,854) | E£ 5,512 | + 24% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,323,770 ₭ (E£ 2,909) | E£ 1,699 | + 71% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 95,339 ₭ (E£ 210) | E£ 64 | + 230% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 43,452 ₭ (E£ 95) | E£ 19 | + 410% | |
Clothes | + 59% | |||
Clothes in Vientiane (Laos) is 59% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,002,120 ₭ (E£ 2,202) | E£ 645 | + 242% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 307,907 ₭ (E£ 677) | E£ 599 | + 13% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,117,230 ₭ (E£ 2,455) | E£ 1,046 | + 135% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 457,878 ₭ (E£ 1,006) | E£ 720 | + 40% | |
Transportation | + 23% | |||
Transportation in Vientiane (Laos) is 23% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 197,565,000 ₭ (E£ 434,204) | E£ 507,909 | - 15% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 9,841 ₭ (E£ 22) | E£ 3.02 | + 615% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | - | E£ 109 | - | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 90,101 ₭ (E£ 198) | E£ 21 | + 849% | |
Personal Care | + 163% | |||
Personal Care in Vientiane (Laos) is 163% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 19,869 ₭ (E£ 44) | E£ 24 | + 80% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 14,400 ₭ (E£ 32) | E£ 76 | - 58% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 333,544 ₭ (E£ 733) | E£ 112 | + 557% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 37,787 ₭ (E£ 83) | E£ 30 | + 177% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 23,361 ₭ (E£ 51) | E£ 30 | + 71% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 38,935 ₭ (E£ 86) | E£ 27 | + 217% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 9,498 ₭ (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 65% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 19,017 ₭ (E£ 42) | E£ 12 | + 261% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 168,850 ₭ (E£ 371) | E£ 39 | + 845% | |
Entertainment | + 220% | |||
Entertainment in Vientiane (Laos) is 220% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 197,989 ₭ (E£ 435) | E£ 119 | + 267% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 144,102 ₭ (E£ 317) | E£ 73 | + 331% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 283 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 486,929 ₭ (E£ 1,070) | E£ 233 | + 358% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 60,481 ₭ (E£ 133) | E£ 52 | + 155% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 29,959 ₭ (E£ 66) | E£ 24 | + 176% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 16,525 ₭ (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 86% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 1,600,000 ₭ (E£ 3,516) | E£ 2,268 | + 55% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1,300 ₭ (E£ 2.86) | E£ 0.23 | + 1130% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 763,335 ₭ (E£ 1,678) | E£ 394 | + 326% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 16,259 ₭ (E£ 36) | E£ 26 | + 37% | |
TOTAL | + 137% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 476 prices entered by 39 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 29, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Vientiane (Laos) is 137% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 35,525
(16,164,130 ₭)
in Vientiane
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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