- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Vladivostok
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Vladivostok, Russia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 94% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Vladivostok (Russia) is 94% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 397 (E£ 124) | E£ 68 | + 83% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 312 (E£ 98) | E£ 65 | + 51% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 121 (E£ 38) | E£ 33 | + 15% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 85 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 96% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 120 (E£ 37) | E£ 18 | + 103% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 126 (E£ 40) | E£ 6 | + 544% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 454 (E£ 142) | E£ 28 | + 405% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 134 (E£ 42) | E£ 16 | + 163% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 49 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.21 | + 191% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 64 (E£ 20) | E£ 17 | + 18% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 643 (E£ 201) | E£ 92 | + 118% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 71 (E£ 22) | E£ 11 | + 98% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 21 (E£ 7) | E£ 3.27 | + 104% | |

Housing | + 196% | |||

Housing in Vladivostok (Russia) is 196% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 63,240 (E£ 19,792) | E£ 5,083 | + 289% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 41,294 (E£ 12,924) | E£ 2,637 | + 390% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 7,122 (E£ 2,229) | E£ 291 | + 665% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 34,890 (E£ 10,920) | E£ 2,571 | + 325% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 25,201 (E£ 7,887) | E£ 1,457 | + 441% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 4,456 (E£ 1,395) | E£ 238 | + 486% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 686 (E£ 215) | E£ 381 | - 44% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 24,863 (E£ 7,781) | E£ 6,052 | + 29% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 4,876 (E£ 1,526) | E£ 1,489 | + 3% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 526 (E£ 165) | E£ 67 | + 144% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 269 (E£ 84) | E£ 17 | + 399% | |

Clothes | + 48% | |||

Clothes in Vladivostok (Russia) is 48% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 4,594 (E£ 1,438) | E£ 735 | + 96% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 2,693 (E£ 843) | E£ 604 | + 40% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 4,125 (E£ 1,291) | E£ 1,448 | - 11% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 5,806 (E£ 1,817) | E£ 581 | + 213% | |

Transportation | + 65% | |||

Transportation in Vladivostok (Russia) is 65% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 1,013,280 (E£ 317,128) | E£ 356,935 | - 11% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 39 (E£ 12) | E£ 3.35 | + 264% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 1,145 (E£ 358) | E£ 123 | + 192% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | руб 691 (E£ 216) | E£ 21 | + 937% | |

Personal Care | + 214% | |||

Personal Care in Vladivostok (Russia) is 214% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 410 (E£ 128) | E£ 24 | + 430% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 1,068 (E£ 334) | E£ 87 | + 282% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 1,192 (E£ 373) | E£ 98 | + 280% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 203 (E£ 64) | E£ 40 | + 59% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 139 (E£ 43) | E£ 19 | + 130% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 198 (E£ 62) | E£ 23 | + 176% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 91 (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 125% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 92 (E£ 29) | E£ 12 | + 150% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 521 (E£ 163) | E£ 28 | + 487% | |

Entertainment | + 156% | |||

Entertainment in Vladivostok (Russia) is 156% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 1,460 (E£ 457) | E£ 119 | + 285% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 630 (E£ 197) | E£ 86 | + 130% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 2,496 (E£ 781) | E£ 244 | + 221% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 3,824 (E£ 1,197) | E£ 214 | + 460% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 339 (E£ 106) | E£ 52 | + 103% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 134 (E£ 42) | E£ 24 | + 75% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 277 (E£ 87) | E£ 19 | + 345% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 50,987 (E£ 15,958) | E£ 12,013 | + 33% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 3.17 (E£ 0.99) | E£ 0.23 | + 337% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 4,167 (E£ 1,304) | E£ 433 | + 201% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 74 (E£ 23) | E£ 26 | - 10% | |

TOTAL | + 120% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 340 prices entered by 33 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.31297
EGP
/
RUB

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#
Cost of living in
**Vladivostok (Russia)**
is
**120% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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