- Cost of Living
- Aruba
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Aruba**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 145% | |||
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Food in Aruba is 145% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ƒ 23 (E£ 225) | E£ 142 | + 59% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ƒ 15 (E£ 153) | E£ 69 | + 122% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ƒ 5.50 (E£ 55) | E£ 39 | + 42% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ƒ 2.67 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 85% | |

12 eggs, large | ƒ 3.50 (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 63% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ƒ 7 (E£ 65) | E£ 10 | + 539% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ƒ 12 (E£ 119) | E£ 32 | + 277% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ƒ 10 (E£ 100) | E£ 25 | + 302% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ƒ 5.00 (E£ 50) | E£ 7 | + 642% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ƒ 2.75 (E£ 27) | E£ 22 | + 26% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ƒ 15 (E£ 149) | E£ 146 | + 3% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ƒ 6 (E£ 63) | E£ 12 | + 406% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ƒ 4.18 (E£ 42) | E£ 5.74 | + 624% | |

Housing | + 115% | |||

Housing in Aruba is 115% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ƒ 3,096 (E£ 30,822) | E£ 8,190 | + 276% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ƒ 2,800 (E£ 27,874) | E£ 5,267 | + 429% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ƒ 300 (E£ 2,987) | E£ 908 | + 229% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | - | E£ 6,098 | - | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | - | E£ 3,794 | - | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | - | E£ 610 | - | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ƒ 110 (E£ 1,095) | E£ 235 | + 366% | |

40” flat screen TV | ƒ 500 (E£ 4,978) | E£ 6,021 | - 17% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ƒ 1,100 (E£ 10,951) | E£ 3,030 | + 261% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | - | E£ 102 | - | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 91 | - | |

Clothes | + 41% | |||

Clothes in Aruba is 41% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ƒ 93 (E£ 921) | E£ 874 | + 5% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ƒ 113 (E£ 1,120) | E£ 761 | + 47% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ƒ 190 (E£ 1,891) | E£ 1,831 | + 3% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ƒ 275 (E£ 2,738) | E£ 1,123 | + 144% | |

Transportation | + 28% | |||

Transportation in Aruba is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | - | E£ 444,807 | - | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ƒ 2.10 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.87 | + 256% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ƒ 55 (E£ 548) | E£ 435 | + 26% | |

Personal Care | + 152% | |||

Personal Care in Aruba is 152% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | - | E£ 37 | - | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ƒ 15 (E£ 149) | E£ 74 | + 103% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ƒ 150 (E£ 1,493) | E£ 359 | + 316% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ƒ 11 (E£ 107) | E£ 60 | + 78% | |

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

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ƒ 28 (E£ 279) | E£ 52 | + 435% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ƒ 8 (E£ 80) | E£ 26 | + 211% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ƒ 8 (E£ 80) | E£ 20 | + 289% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ƒ 30 (E£ 299) | E£ 70 | + 327% | |

Entertainment | + 91% | |||

Entertainment in Aruba is 91% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ƒ 99 (E£ 983) | E£ 320 | + 207% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ƒ 29 (E£ 292) | E£ 133 | + 120% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 728 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ƒ 260 (E£ 2,590) | E£ 524 | + 394% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ƒ 14 (E£ 134) | E£ 95 | + 42% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | - | E£ 42 | - | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ƒ 8 (E£ 80) | E£ 41 | + 96% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 9,559 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 4.68 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ƒ 98 (E£ 972) | E£ 820 | + 19% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ƒ 11 (E£ 107) | E£ 37 | + 187% | |

TOTAL | + 92% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,781 prices entered by 302 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
9.955
EGP
/
AWG

#
Cost of living in
**Aruba**
is
**92% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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