- Cost of Living
- Aruba
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Aruba compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 138% | |||
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Food in Aruba is 138% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ƒ 22 (E£ 214) | E£ 137 | + 56% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ƒ 15 (E£ 147) | E£ 70 | + 111% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ƒ 5.50 (E£ 53) | E£ 39 | + 37% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ƒ 2.67 (E£ 26) | E£ 15 | + 75% | |
12 eggs, large | ƒ 3.50 (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 59% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ƒ 7 (E£ 62) | E£ 10 | + 546% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ƒ 12 (E£ 115) | E£ 32 | + 265% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ƒ 10 (E£ 96) | E£ 25 | + 290% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ƒ 5.00 (E£ 48) | E£ 8 | + 530% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ƒ 2.75 (E£ 26) | E£ 22 | + 20% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ƒ 15 (E£ 144) | E£ 150 | - 4% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ƒ 6 (E£ 61) | E£ 13 | + 376% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ƒ 4.18 (E£ 40) | E£ 5.66 | + 609% | |
Housing | + 110% | |||
Housing in Aruba is 110% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ƒ 3,096 (E£ 29,759) | E£ 8,522 | + 249% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ƒ 2,800 (E£ 26,913) | E£ 5,146 | + 423% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ƒ 300 (E£ 2,884) | E£ 781 | + 269% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | - | E£ 6,535 | - | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | - | E£ 4,067 | - | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | - | E£ 591 | - | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ƒ 110 (E£ 1,057) | E£ 223 | + 375% | |
40” flat screen TV | ƒ 500 (E£ 4,806) | E£ 5,906 | - 19% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ƒ 1,100 (E£ 10,573) | E£ 3,080 | + 243% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | - | E£ 92 | - | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 91 | - | |
Clothes | + 26% | |||
Clothes in Aruba is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ƒ 93 (E£ 889) | E£ 914 | - 3% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ƒ 113 (E£ 1,081) | E£ 866 | + 25% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ƒ 190 (E£ 1,826) | E£ 1,864 | - 2% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ƒ 275 (E£ 2,643) | E£ 876 | + 202% | |
Transportation | + 7% | |||
Transportation in Aruba is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | - | E£ 441,627 | - | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ƒ 2.10 (E£ 20) | E£ 6 | + 212% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ƒ 55 (E£ 529) | E£ 604 | - 12% | |
Personal Care | + 156% | |||
Personal Care in Aruba is 156% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | - | E£ 40 | - | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ƒ 15 (E£ 144) | E£ 71 | + 102% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ƒ 150 (E£ 1,442) | E£ 309 | + 367% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ƒ 11 (E£ 103) | E£ 46 | + 122% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | - | E£ 49 | - | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ƒ 28 (E£ 269) | E£ 47 | + 472% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ƒ 8 (E£ 77) | E£ 25 | + 202% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ƒ 8 (E£ 77) | E£ 22 | + 257% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ƒ 30 (E£ 288) | E£ 76 | + 282% | |
Entertainment | + 85% | |||
Entertainment in Aruba is 85% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ƒ 99 (E£ 949) | E£ 369 | + 157% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ƒ 29 (E£ 282) | E£ 129 | + 119% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 786 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ƒ 260 (E£ 2,501) | E£ 577 | + 334% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ƒ 14 (E£ 130) | E£ 85 | + 53% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | - | E£ 38 | - | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ƒ 8 (E£ 77) | E£ 38 | + 101% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 10,215 | - | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 3.23 | - | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ƒ 98 (E£ 939) | E£ 807 | + 16% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ƒ 11 (E£ 103) | E£ 38 | + 174% | |
TOTAL | + 79% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,774 prices entered by 283 different people.
These prices were last updated on March 20, 2019.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Aruba is 79% more expensive than in Egypt
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