- Cost of Living
- Bolivia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 14% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Bolivia is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $b29 (E£ 76) | E£ 137 | - 45% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $b38 (E£ 99) | E£ 68 | + 44% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $b17 (E£ 43) | E£ 39 | + 12% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $b6 (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 13% | |

12 eggs, large | $b10 (E£ 27) | E£ 21 | + 28% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $b7 (E£ 17) | E£ 10 | + 72% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $b24 (E£ 63) | E£ 32 | + 94% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $b12 (E£ 31) | E£ 25 | + 24% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $b7 (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 154% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $b11 (E£ 28) | E£ 22 | + 27% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $b54 (E£ 139) | E£ 150 | - 7% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $b10 (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 100% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $b3.72 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.66 | + 70% | |

Housing | + 64% | |||

Housing in Bolivia is 64% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $b4,355 (E£ 11,238) | E£ 8,575 | + 31% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $b2,700 (E£ 6,966) | E£ 5,178 | + 35% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $b665 (E£ 1,716) | E£ 865 | + 98% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $b3,343 (E£ 8,625) | E£ 6,009 | + 44% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $b2,264 (E£ 5,843) | E£ 3,965 | + 47% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $b756 (E£ 1,950) | E£ 619 | + 215% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $b310 (E£ 799) | E£ 232 | + 244% | |

40” flat screen TV | $b2,667 (E£ 6,882) | E£ 5,919 | + 16% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $b1,014 (E£ 2,618) | E£ 2,926 | - 11% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $b46 (E£ 120) | E£ 97 | + 23% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $b27 (E£ 70) | E£ 91 | - 24% | |

Clothes | + 29% | |||

Clothes in Bolivia is 29% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $b338 (E£ 871) | E£ 892 | - 2% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $b458 (E£ 1,182) | E£ 828 | + 43% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $b625 (E£ 1,612) | E£ 1,829 | - 12% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $b580 (E£ 1,497) | E£ 938 | + 60% | |

Transportation | - 12% | |||

Transportation in Bolivia is 12% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $b116,358 (E£ 300,247) | E£ 438,533 | - 32% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $b3.81 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 60% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $b180 (E£ 463) | E£ 491 | - 6% | |

Personal Care | + 44% | |||

Personal Care in Bolivia is 44% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $b31 (E£ 81) | E£ 37 | + 117% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $b57 (E£ 147) | E£ 74 | + 99% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $b197 (E£ 508) | E£ 295 | + 72% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $b33 (E£ 84) | E£ 60 | + 40% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $b23 (E£ 58) | E£ 50 | + 16% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $b27 (E£ 69) | E£ 47 | + 45% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $b12 (E£ 30) | E£ 26 | + 16% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $b12 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | + 44% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $b40 (E£ 104) | E£ 72 | + 46% | |

Entertainment | + 5% | |||

Entertainment in Bolivia is 5% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $b125 (E£ 322) | E£ 317 | + 2% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $b90 (E£ 232) | E£ 131 | + 77% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $b155 (E£ 400) | E£ 797 | - 50% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $b201 (E£ 518) | E£ 525 | - 1% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $b42 (E£ 108) | E£ 95 | + 14% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $b20 (E£ 51) | E£ 40 | + 27% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $b19 (E£ 48) | E£ 40 | + 21% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $b3,376 (E£ 8,710) | E£ 10,146 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $b1.49 (E£ 3.83) | E£ 3.42 | + 12% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $b340 (E£ 878) | E£ 727 | + 21% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $b15 (E£ 39) | E£ 37 | + 5% | |

TOTAL | + 17% |

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
2.580
EGP
/
BOB

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#
Cost of living in
**Bolivia**
is
**17% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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