- Cost of Living
- Bahamas
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 266% | |||
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Food in Bahamas is 266% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | B$18 (E£ 322) | E£ 142 | + 128% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | B$8 (E£ 149) | E£ 69 | + 116% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | B$7 (E£ 128) | E£ 39 | + 232% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | B$4.99 (E£ 90) | E£ 14 | + 522% | |

12 eggs, large | B$5.83 (E£ 105) | E£ 21 | + 390% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | B$2.85 (E£ 51) | E£ 10 | + 405% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | B$10 (E£ 186) | E£ 32 | + 485% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | B$5.63 (E£ 101) | E£ 25 | + 307% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | B$3.95 (E£ 71) | E£ 7 | + 955% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | B$3.57 (E£ 64) | E£ 22 | + 195% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | B$28 (E£ 507) | E£ 146 | + 248% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | B$4.00 (E£ 72) | E£ 12 | + 477% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | B$2.67 (E£ 48) | E£ 5.74 | + 734% | |

Housing | + 332% | |||

Housing in Bahamas is 332% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | B$2,336 (E£ 41,908) | E£ 8,190 | + 412% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | B$1,251 (E£ 22,436) | E£ 5,267 | + 326% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | B$352 (E£ 6,320) | E£ 908 | + 596% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | B$1,341 (E£ 24,062) | E£ 6,098 | + 295% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | B$840 (E£ 15,076) | E£ 3,794 | + 297% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | B$461 (E£ 8,271) | E£ 610 | + 1255% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | B$50 (E£ 897) | E£ 235 | + 282% | |

40” flat screen TV | B$700 (E£ 12,556) | E£ 6,021 | + 109% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | B$306 (E£ 5,493) | E£ 3,030 | + 81% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | B$11 (E£ 189) | E£ 102 | + 86% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | B$7 (E£ 123) | E£ 91 | + 35% | |

Clothes | + 64% | |||

Clothes in Bahamas is 64% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | B$70 (E£ 1,254) | E£ 874 | + 44% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | B$77 (E£ 1,381) | E£ 761 | + 81% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | B$118 (E£ 2,109) | E£ 1,831 | + 15% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | B$110 (E£ 1,973) | E£ 1,123 | + 76% | |

Transportation | + 115% | |||

Transportation in Bahamas is 115% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | B$3,000 (E£ 53,814) | E£ 444,807 | - 88% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | B$1.95 (E£ 35) | E£ 5.87 | + 497% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | B$100 (E£ 1,794) | E£ 435 | + 313% | |

Personal Care | + 223% | |||

Personal Care in Bahamas is 223% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | B$13 (E£ 227) | E£ 37 | + 510% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | B$14 (E£ 247) | E£ 74 | + 235% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | B$94 (E£ 1,679) | E£ 359 | + 367% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | B$5.49 (E£ 98) | E£ 60 | + 64% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | B$5.12 (E£ 92) | E£ 50 | + 85% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | B$6 (E£ 109) | E£ 52 | + 110% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | B$5.12 (E£ 92) | E£ 26 | + 259% | |

Tube of toothpaste | B$3.10 (E£ 56) | E£ 20 | + 171% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | B$22 (E£ 402) | E£ 70 | + 474% | |

Entertainment | + 167% | |||

Entertainment in Bahamas is 167% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | B$69 (E£ 1,233) | E£ 320 | + 286% | |

2 tickets to the movies | B$20 (E£ 359) | E£ 133 | + 171% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | B$43 (E£ 775) | E£ 728 | + 6% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | B$131 (E£ 2,343) | E£ 524 | + 347% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | B$7 (E£ 132) | E£ 95 | + 39% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | B$4.50 (E£ 81) | E£ 42 | + 94% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | B$5.50 (E£ 99) | E£ 41 | + 142% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | B$375 (E£ 6,727) | E£ 9,559 | - 30% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | B$0.89 (E£ 16) | E£ 4.68 | + 241% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | B$98 (E£ 1,749) | E£ 820 | + 113% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | B$10 (E£ 179) | E£ 37 | + 382% | |

TOTAL | + 199% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 2,876 prices entered by 317 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.938
EGP
/
BSD

#
Cost of living in
**Bahamas**
is
**199% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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