- Cost of Living
- Laos
- Egypt
- Vientiane
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Vientiane, Laos compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 192% | |||
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Food in Vientiane (Laos) is 192% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 62,251 ₭ (E£ 132) | E£ 66 | + 102% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 54,883 ₭ (E£ 117) | E£ 60 | + 94% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 29,959 ₭ (E£ 64) | E£ 32 | + 97% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 19,136 ₭ (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 221% | |
12 eggs, large | 13,861 ₭ (E£ 29) | E£ 16 | + 79% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 10,822 ₭ (E£ 23) | E£ 6 | + 275% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 147,144 ₭ (E£ 313) | E£ 27 | + 1054% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 27,976 ₭ (E£ 59) | E£ 15 | + 295% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 14,039 ₭ (E£ 30) | E£ 5.21 | + 473% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9,236 ₭ (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 56% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 120,933 ₭ (E£ 257) | E£ 88 | + 191% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 15,753 ₭ (E£ 33) | E£ 10 | + 248% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 16,534 ₭ (E£ 35) | E£ 2.28 | + 1443% | |
Housing | + 217% | |||
Housing in Vientiane (Laos) is 217% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 8,423,870 ₭ (E£ 17,899) | E£ 4,826 | + 271% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,456,720 ₭ (E£ 11,594) | E£ 2,486 | + 366% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 783,346 ₭ (E£ 1,664) | E£ 245 | + 578% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 5,328,000 ₭ (E£ 11,321) | E£ 2,488 | + 355% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,151,010 ₭ (E£ 6,695) | E£ 1,489 | + 350% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 288,074 ₭ (E£ 612) | E£ 238 | + 157% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 299,467 ₭ (E£ 636) | E£ 397 | + 60% | |
40” flat screen TV | 3,245,970 ₭ (E£ 6,897) | E£ 6,060 | + 14% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,323,770 ₭ (E£ 2,813) | E£ 1,489 | + 89% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 95,339 ₭ (E£ 203) | E£ 55 | + 269% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 17,375 ₭ (E£ 37) | E£ 17 | + 119% | |
Clothes | + 53% | |||
Clothes in Vientiane (Laos) is 53% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,002,120 ₭ (E£ 2,129) | E£ 735 | + 190% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 307,907 ₭ (E£ 654) | E£ 604 | + 8% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,117,230 ₭ (E£ 2,374) | E£ 1,360 | + 75% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 457,878 ₭ (E£ 973) | E£ 581 | + 67% | |
Transportation | + 183% | |||
Transportation in Vientiane (Laos) is 183% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 197,565,000 ₭ (E£ 419,778) | E£ 348,808 | + 20% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 9,841 ₭ (E£ 21) | E£ 3.19 | + 556% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 360,000 ₭ (E£ 765) | E£ 123 | + 524% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 94,590 ₭ (E£ 201) | E£ 21 | + 863% | |
Personal Care | + 182% | |||
Personal Care in Vientiane (Laos) is 182% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 19,869 ₭ (E£ 42) | E£ 24 | + 74% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 14,400 ₭ (E£ 31) | E£ 90 | - 66% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 356,048 ₭ (E£ 757) | E£ 98 | + 671% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 37,787 ₭ (E£ 80) | E£ 30 | + 168% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 23,361 ₭ (E£ 50) | E£ 19 | + 163% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 38,935 ₭ (E£ 83) | E£ 23 | + 268% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 9,498 ₭ (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 60% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 19,017 ₭ (E£ 40) | E£ 12 | + 249% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 137,702 ₭ (E£ 293) | E£ 28 | + 954% | |
Entertainment | + 123% | |||
Entertainment in Vientiane (Laos) is 123% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 134,375 ₭ (E£ 286) | E£ 119 | + 141% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 111,657 ₭ (E£ 237) | E£ 80 | + 196% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 323 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 499,166 ₭ (E£ 1,061) | E£ 214 | + 396% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 52,314 ₭ (E£ 111) | E£ 52 | + 113% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 25,495 ₭ (E£ 54) | E£ 24 | + 127% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 12,000 ₭ (E£ 25) | E£ 19 | + 31% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | 3,200,000 ₭ (E£ 6,799) | E£ 12,013 | - 43% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1,300 ₭ (E£ 2.76) | E£ 0.23 | + 1085% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 763,335 ₭ (E£ 1,622) | E£ 433 | + 275% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 16,259 ₭ (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 34% | |
TOTAL | + 168% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 534 prices entered by 41 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 24, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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/
LAK
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Cost of living in Vientiane (Laos) is 168% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 40,260
(18,947,887 ₭)
in Vientiane
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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