- Cost of Living
- Brunei
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 104% | |||
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Food in Brunei is 104% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | B$8 (E£ 88) | E£ 142 | - 38% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | B$7 (E£ 80) | E£ 69 | + 16% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | B$6 (E£ 72) | E£ 39 | + 86% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | B$2.80 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 121% | |

12 eggs, large | B$4.73 (E£ 54) | E£ 21 | + 152% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | B$6 (E£ 69) | E£ 10 | + 586% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | B$13 (E£ 151) | E£ 32 | + 375% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | B$5.78 (E£ 66) | E£ 25 | + 167% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | B$3.48 (E£ 40) | E£ 7 | + 484% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | B$3.00 (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | + 56% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | B$70 (E£ 796) | E£ 146 | + 447% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | B$2.40 (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 120% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | B$1.30 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.81 | + 154% | |

Housing | + 98% | |||

Housing in Brunei is 98% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | B$1,770 (E£ 20,127) | E£ 8,190 | + 146% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | B$894 (E£ 10,169) | E£ 5,267 | + 93% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | B$63 (E£ 711) | E£ 908 | - 22% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | B$1,300 (E£ 14,781) | E£ 6,098 | + 142% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | B$809 (E£ 9,203) | E£ 3,794 | + 143% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | B$159 (E£ 1,809) | E£ 610 | + 196% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | B$40 (E£ 454) | E£ 235 | + 93% | |

40” flat screen TV | B$1,800 (E£ 20,468) | E£ 6,021 | + 240% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | B$236 (E£ 2,681) | E£ 3,030 | - 12% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | B$9 (E£ 102) | E£ 102 | + 0% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | B$5.00 (E£ 57) | E£ 91 | - 38% | |

Clothes | + 12% | |||

Clothes in Brunei is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | B$95 (E£ 1,079) | E£ 874 | + 23% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | B$63 (E£ 721) | E£ 761 | - 5% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | B$159 (E£ 1,806) | E£ 1,831 | - 1% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | B$250 (E£ 2,843) | E£ 1,123 | + 153% | |

Transportation | + 1% | |||

Transportation in Brunei is 1% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | B$40,000 (E£ 454,850) | E£ 444,807 | + 2% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | B$0.52 (E£ 5.94) | E£ 6 | - 1% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | - | E£ 435 | - | |

Personal Care | + 43% | |||

Personal Care in Brunei is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | B$4.73 (E£ 54) | E£ 37 | + 44% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | B$7 (E£ 80) | E£ 75 | + 6% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | B$40 (E£ 451) | E£ 351 | + 28% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | B$4.47 (E£ 51) | E£ 60 | - 15% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | B$5.24 (E£ 60) | E£ 49 | + 21% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | B$7 (E£ 83) | E£ 48 | + 73% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | B$3.80 (E£ 43) | E£ 25 | + 71% | |

Tube of toothpaste | B$2.54 (E£ 29) | E£ 19 | + 55% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | B$18 (E£ 200) | E£ 70 | + 185% | |

Entertainment | + 28% | |||

Entertainment in Brunei is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | B$40 (E£ 453) | E£ 320 | + 42% | |

2 tickets to the movies | B$16 (E£ 183) | E£ 133 | + 37% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | B$60 (E£ 682) | E£ 728 | - 6% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | B$48 (E£ 541) | E£ 524 | + 3% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | B$100 (E£ 1,137) | E£ 95 | + 1103% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | B$17 (E£ 194) | E£ 42 | + 365% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 41 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | B$380 (E£ 4,321) | E£ 9,559 | - 55% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | B$0.19 (E£ 2.13) | E£ 4.68 | - 55% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | B$88 (E£ 1,004) | E£ 787 | + 28% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | B$5.00 (E£ 57) | E£ 37 | + 53% | |

TOTAL | + 49% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 2,920 prices entered by 314 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
11.371
EGP
/
BND

#
Cost of living in
**Brunei**
is
**49% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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