- Cost of Living
- Laos
- Egypt
- Vientiane
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Vientiane, Laos compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 286% | |||
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Food in Vientiane (Laos) is 286% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 69,675 ₭ (E£ 160) | E£ 55 | + 191% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 51,985 ₭ (E£ 119) | E£ 45 | + 163% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 30,022 ₭ (E£ 69) | E£ 26 | + 164% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 17,886 ₭ (E£ 41) | E£ 10 | + 298% | |
12 eggs, large | 15,612 ₭ (E£ 36) | E£ 14 | + 163% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 10,543 ₭ (E£ 24) | E£ 5.10 | + 374% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 240,620 ₭ (E£ 551) | E£ 35 | + 1482% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 24,850 ₭ (E£ 57) | E£ 13 | + 353% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 14,202 ₭ (E£ 33) | E£ 4.34 | + 649% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 10,485 ₭ (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 78% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 168,062 ₭ (E£ 385) | E£ 90 | + 326% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 17,046 ₭ (E£ 39) | E£ 8 | + 359% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 15,641 ₭ (E£ 36) | E£ 3.28 | + 992% | |
Housing | + 279% | |||
Housing in Vientiane (Laos) is 279% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 8,148,550 ₭ (E£ 18,660) | E£ 4,223 | + 342% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 4,452,630 ₭ (E£ 10,196) | E£ 2,163 | + 371% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 708,617 ₭ (E£ 1,623) | E£ 208 | + 679% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 5,143,990 ₭ (E£ 11,780) | E£ 2,474 | + 376% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,009,580 ₭ (E£ 6,892) | E£ 1,475 | + 367% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 288,074 ₭ (E£ 660) | E£ 494 | + 34% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 410,386 ₭ (E£ 940) | E£ 333 | + 182% | |
40” flat screen TV | 2,818,400 ₭ (E£ 6,454) | E£ 4,994 | + 29% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,323,770 ₭ (E£ 3,031) | E£ 1,249 | + 143% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 95,339 ₭ (E£ 218) | E£ 69 | + 218% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 42,616 ₭ (E£ 98) | E£ 17 | + 464% | |
Clothes | + 114% | |||
Clothes in Vientiane (Laos) is 114% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,002,120 ₭ (E£ 2,295) | E£ 522 | + 339% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 307,907 ₭ (E£ 705) | E£ 530 | + 33% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,117,230 ₭ (E£ 2,558) | E£ 768 | + 233% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 457,878 ₭ (E£ 1,049) | E£ 370 | + 184% | |
Transportation | + 80% | |||
Transportation in Vientiane (Laos) is 80% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 197,401,000 ₭ (E£ 452,041) | E£ 247,119 | + 83% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 10,152 ₭ (E£ 23) | E£ 2.60 | + 793% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | - | E£ 126 | - | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 89,822 ₭ (E£ 206) | E£ 23 | + 792% | |
Personal Care | + 287% | |||
Personal Care in Vientiane (Laos) is 287% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20,000 ₭ (E£ 46) | E£ 17 | + 166% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 14,400 ₭ (E£ 33) | E£ 60 | - 45% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 261,426 ₭ (E£ 599) | E£ 101 | + 491% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 44,788 ₭ (E£ 103) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 23,456 ₭ (E£ 54) | E£ 15 | + 255% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 38,935 ₭ (E£ 89) | E£ 18 | + 387% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 9,554 ₭ (E£ 22) | E£ 6 | + 262% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 20,472 ₭ (E£ 47) | E£ 4.98 | + 841% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 233,487 ₭ (E£ 535) | E£ 23 | + 2190% | |
Entertainment | + 265% | |||
Entertainment in Vientiane (Laos) is 265% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 197,989 ₭ (E£ 453) | E£ 82 | + 454% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 200,000 ₭ (E£ 458) | E£ 69 | + 564% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 168 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 466,017 ₭ (E£ 1,067) | E£ 210 | + 409% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 50,518 ₭ (E£ 116) | E£ 46 | + 150% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 26,606 ₭ (E£ 61) | E£ 25 | + 147% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 16,296 ₭ (E£ 37) | E£ 21 | + 75% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 1,600,000 ₭ (E£ 3,664) | E£ 1,962 | + 87% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1,300 ₭ (E£ 2.98) | E£ 0.24 | + 1157% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 763,335 ₭ (E£ 1,748) | E£ 311 | + 461% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 16,167 ₭ (E£ 37) | E£ 25 | + 47% | |
TOTAL | + 202% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 411 prices entered by 32 different people.
These prices were last updated on January 21, 2017.
Exchange rate:
0.00229
EGP
/
LAK
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Cost of living in Vientiane (Laos) is 202% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 45,244
(19,757,489 ₭)
in Vientiane
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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