- Cost of Living
- Bolivia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 10% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Bolivia is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $b28 (E£ 73) | E£ 146 | - 50% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $b40 (E£ 103) | E£ 70 | + 47% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $b16 (E£ 42) | E£ 39 | + 9% | |

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

12 eggs, large | $b10 (E£ 27) | E£ 22 | + 23% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $b6 (E£ 17) | E£ 11 | + 57% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $b21 (E£ 54) | E£ 33 | + 65% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $b12 (E£ 30) | E£ 26 | + 18% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $b6 (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 135% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $b11 (E£ 30) | E£ 22 | + 33% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $b53 (E£ 137) | E£ 152 | - 10% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $b10 (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 98% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $b4.03 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.73 | + 82% | |

Housing | + 44% | |||

Housing in Bolivia is 44% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $b4,408 (E£ 11,422) | E£ 8,335 | + 37% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $b2,823 (E£ 7,315) | E£ 5,159 | + 42% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $b365 (E£ 945) | E£ 908 | + 4% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $b2,758 (E£ 7,146) | E£ 6,098 | + 17% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $b1,780 (E£ 4,613) | E£ 3,794 | + 22% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $b279 (E£ 724) | E£ 610 | + 19% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $b304 (E£ 787) | E£ 251 | + 214% | |

40” flat screen TV | $b2,835 (E£ 7,345) | E£ 6,021 | + 22% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $b1,152 (E£ 2,985) | E£ 3,030 | - 1% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $b44 (E£ 113) | E£ 102 | + 11% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $b27 (E£ 71) | E£ 91 | - 23% | |

Clothes | + 24% | |||

Clothes in Bolivia is 24% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $b324 (E£ 838) | E£ 874 | - 4% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $b414 (E£ 1,072) | E£ 761 | + 41% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $b608 (E£ 1,574) | E£ 1,862 | - 15% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $b552 (E£ 1,431) | E£ 1,123 | + 27% | |

Transportation | - 10% | |||

Transportation in Bolivia is 10% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $b120,391 (E£ 311,941) | E£ 444,807 | - 30% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $b3.85 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.87 | + 70% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $b164 (E£ 425) | E£ 435 | - 2% | |

Personal Care | + 37% | |||

Personal Care in Bolivia is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $b29 (E£ 76) | E£ 41 | + 88% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $b52 (E£ 134) | E£ 74 | + 80% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $b174 (E£ 450) | E£ 334 | + 35% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $b36 (E£ 93) | E£ 60 | + 55% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $b23 (E£ 58) | E£ 50 | + 18% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $b30 (E£ 77) | E£ 52 | + 49% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $b12 (E£ 31) | E£ 26 | + 21% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $b11 (E£ 29) | E£ 20 | + 43% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $b38 (E£ 98) | E£ 70 | + 40% | |

Entertainment | - 2% | |||

Entertainment in Bolivia is 2% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $b116 (E£ 299) | E£ 329 | - 9% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $b90 (E£ 233) | E£ 134 | + 74% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $b157 (E£ 406) | E£ 728 | - 44% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $b203 (E£ 526) | E£ 524 | + 0% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $b39 (E£ 101) | E£ 91 | + 11% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $b19 (E£ 50) | E£ 42 | + 19% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $b18 (E£ 45) | E£ 43 | + 6% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $b4,227 (E£ 10,953) | E£ 10,473 | + 5% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $b1.38 (E£ 3.57) | E£ 4.68 | - 24% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $b350 (E£ 907) | E£ 820 | + 11% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $b16 (E£ 42) | E£ 37 | + 15% | |

TOTAL | + 12% |

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.591
EGP
/
BOB

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#
Cost of living in
**Bolivia**
is
**12% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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