#
Cost of living in
**Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia)**
is
**88% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 181 prices entered by 15 different people.

Food in Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

﷼ 24 (E£ 113) | E£ 81 | 39% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

﷼ 20 (E£ 97) | E£ 73 | 33% |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

﷼ 13 (E£ 64) | E£ 37 | 74% |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

﷼ 4.76 (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | 68% |

12 eggs, large | ||

﷼ 11 (E£ 52) | E£ 20 | 166% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

﷼ 5.79 (E£ 28) | E£ 12 | 139% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

﷼ 21 (E£ 100) | E£ 29 | 240% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

﷼ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 23 | 42% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

﷼ 4.65 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.88 | 277% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

- | E£ 19 | - |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

- | E£ 92 | - |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

﷼ 6.00 (E£ 29) | E£ 11 | 159% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

﷼ 1.50 (E£ 7) | E£ 5.68 | 26% |

Housing in Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) is 89% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

﷼ 2,399 (E£ 11,451) | E£ 5,401 | 112% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

﷼ 1,704 (E£ 8,132) | E£ 4,599 | 77% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

﷼ 563 (E£ 2,685) | E£ 898 | 199% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

﷼ 2,000 (E£ 9,546) | E£ 3,602 | 165% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

﷼ 1,150 (E£ 5,489) | E£ 2,335 | 135% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

﷼ 533 (E£ 2,542) | E£ 736 | 245% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

﷼ 93 (E£ 442) | E£ 343 | 29% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

﷼ 1,500 (E£ 7,160) | E£ 6,508 | 10% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

﷼ 400 (E£ 1,909) | E£ 1,877 | 2% |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

﷼ 30 (E£ 141) | E£ 67 | 109% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

- | E£ 50 | - |

Clothes in Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) is 40% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

﷼ 685 (E£ 3,270) | E£ 740 | 342% |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

- | E£ 681 | - |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

﷼ 160 (E£ 764) | E£ 1,691 | 55% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

- | E£ 777 | - |

Transportation in Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) is 154% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

- | E£ 453,039 | - |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

﷼ 0.79 (E£ 3.78) | E£ 4.08 | 7% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

﷼ 253 (E£ 1,205) | E£ 182 | 561% |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ||

﷼ 51 (E£ 244) | E£ 101 | 143% |

Personal Care in Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) is 56% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

- | E£ 33 | - |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

- | E£ 72 | - |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

- | E£ 200 | - |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

- | E£ 40 | - |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

﷼ 19 (E£ 89) | E£ 21 | 326% |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

﷼ 13 (E£ 62) | E£ 26 | 141% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

﷼ 4.29 (E£ 20) | E£ 16 | 27% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

﷼ 12 (E£ 57) | E£ 14 | 307% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

﷼ 25 (E£ 119) | E£ 48 | 149% |

Entertainment in Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) is 66% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Yanbu` al Bahr (Saudi Arabia) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

﷼ 20 (E£ 95) | E£ 224 | 57% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

- | E£ 99 | - |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

- | E£ 520 | - |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

﷼ 30 (E£ 143) | E£ 260 | 45% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

- | E£ 52 | - |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

- | E£ 26 | - |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

- | E£ 19 | - |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

- | E£ 12,152 | - |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

﷼ 0.81 (E£ 3.85) | E£ 0.23 | 1595% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

﷼ 232 (E£ 1,108) | E£ 416 | 166% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

﷼ 62 (E£ 294) | E£ 28 | 949% |

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**E£ 32,013**(﷼ 6,707) in Yanbu` al Bahr to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.