- Cost of Living
- Brazil
- Egypt
- Volta Redonda
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Volta Redonda, Brazil**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 37% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Volta Redonda (Brazil) is 37% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | R$ 18 (E£ 86) | E£ 81 | + 6% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | R$ 20 (E£ 98) | E£ 73 | + 35% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | R$ 5.50 (E£ 26) | E£ 38 | - 30% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | R$ 3.17 (E£ 15) | E£ 13 | + 13% | |

12 eggs, large | R$ 5.46 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 30% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | R$ 5.82 (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 124% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | R$ 16 (E£ 79) | E£ 29 | + 168% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | R$ 5.33 (E£ 26) | E£ 22 | + 16% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | R$ 3.56 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.88 | + 192% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | R$ 3.88 (E£ 19) | E£ 19 | - 4% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | R$ 33 (E£ 157) | E£ 92 | + 70% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | R$ 5.43 (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 134% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | R$ 2.69 (E£ 13) | E£ 6 | + 108% | |

Housing | + 30% | |||

Housing in Volta Redonda (Brazil) is 30% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 1,175 (E£ 5,651) | E£ 5,401 | + 5% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | R$ 813 (E£ 3,908) | E£ 3,866 | + 1% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | R$ 363 (E£ 1,747) | E£ 898 | + 95% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 838 (E£ 4,028) | E£ 3,602 | + 12% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | R$ 658 (E£ 3,166) | E£ 2,335 | + 36% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | R$ 557 (E£ 2,677) | E£ 736 | + 264% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | R$ 95 (E£ 455) | E£ 365 | + 25% | |

40” flat screen TV | R$ 1,916 (E£ 9,213) | E£ 6,508 | + 42% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | R$ 371 (E£ 1,785) | E£ 1,877 | - 5% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | R$ 20 (E£ 94) | E£ 67 | + 39% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | R$ 18 (E£ 85) | - | - | |

Clothes | - 25% | |||

Clothes in Volta Redonda (Brazil) is 25% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | R$ 112 (E£ 539) | E£ 740 | - 27% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | R$ 103 (E£ 497) | E£ 681 | - 27% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | R$ 210 (E£ 1,010) | E£ 1,691 | - 40% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | R$ 225 (E£ 1,082) | E£ 777 | + 39% | |

Transportation | + 88% | |||

Transportation in Volta Redonda (Brazil) is 88% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | R$ 72,200 (E£ 347,238) | E£ 453,039 | - 23% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | R$ 4.03 (E£ 19) | E£ 3.88 | + 400% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | R$ 161 (E£ 776) | E£ 182 | + 325% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | R$ 31 (E£ 150) | E£ 101 | + 49% | |

Personal Care | + 140% | |||

Personal Care in Volta Redonda (Brazil) is 140% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | R$ 15 (E£ 74) | E£ 33 | + 125% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | R$ 41 (E£ 198) | E£ 72 | + 174% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | R$ 153 (E£ 737) | E£ 200 | + 269% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | R$ 12 (E£ 59) | E£ 40 | + 46% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | R$ 11 (E£ 54) | E£ 21 | + 157% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | R$ 18 (E£ 88) | E£ 26 | + 241% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | R$ 4.18 (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | + 1% | |

Tube of toothpaste | R$ 3.25 (E£ 16) | E£ 15 | + 7% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | R$ 22 (E£ 106) | E£ 46 | + 130% | |

Entertainment | + 144% | |||

Entertainment in Volta Redonda (Brazil) is 144% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | R$ 80 (E£ 385) | E£ 153 | + 151% | |

2 tickets to the movies | R$ 32 (E£ 154) | E£ 99 | + 56% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | R$ 133 (E£ 641) | E£ 520 | + 23% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | R$ 138 (E£ 662) | E£ 249 | + 166% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | R$ 18 (E£ 84) | E£ 52 | + 61% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | R$ 9 (E£ 45) | E£ 25 | + 78% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | R$ 9 (E£ 45) | E£ 19 | + 133% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 12,152 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | R$ 1.88 (E£ 9) | E£ 0.23 | + 3874% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | R$ 113 (E£ 545) | E£ 416 | + 31% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | R$ 8 (E£ 37) | E£ 28 | + 31% | |

TOTAL | + 64% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 260 prices entered by 21 different people.

These prices were last updated on October 16, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.809
EGP
/
BRL

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#
Cost of living in
**Volta Redonda (Brazil)**
is
**64% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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