- Cost of Living
- Laos
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 89% | |||
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Food in Laos is 89% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 57,119 ₭ (E£ 120) | E£ 146 | - 18% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 59,851 ₭ (E£ 125) | E£ 70 | + 80% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 27,450 ₭ (E£ 58) | E£ 39 | + 49% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 24,256 ₭ (E£ 51) | E£ 14 | + 252% | |

12 eggs, large | 12,000 ₭ (E£ 25) | E£ 22 | + 15% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 9,536 ₭ (E£ 20) | E£ 11 | + 87% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 122,537 ₭ (E£ 257) | E£ 33 | + 688% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 38,881 ₭ (E£ 82) | E£ 26 | + 217% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 12,420 ₭ (E£ 26) | E£ 7 | + 279% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9,200 ₭ (E£ 19) | E£ 22 | - 13% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 120,000 ₭ (E£ 252) | E£ 152 | + 65% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 16,167 ₭ (E£ 34) | E£ 13 | + 168% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 21,250 ₭ (E£ 45) | E£ 5.73 | + 677% | |

Housing | + 288% | |||

Housing in Laos is 288% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 36,848,500 ₭ (E£ 77,261) | E£ 8,335 | + 827% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 11,963,400 ₭ (E£ 25,084) | E£ 5,159 | + 386% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 899,750 ₭ (E£ 1,887) | E£ 908 | + 108% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 6,275,000 ₭ (E£ 13,157) | E£ 6,098 | + 116% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 4,518,880 ₭ (E£ 9,475) | E£ 3,794 | + 150% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 300,000 ₭ (E£ 629) | E£ 610 | + 3% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 246,757 ₭ (E£ 517) | E£ 251 | + 106% | |

40” flat screen TV | 3,510,140 ₭ (E£ 7,360) | E£ 6,021 | + 22% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 800,000 ₭ (E£ 1,677) | E£ 3,030 | - 45% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 187,500 ₭ (E£ 393) | E£ 102 | + 287% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 11,875 ₭ (E£ 25) | E£ 91 | - 73% | |

Clothes | + 34% | |||

Clothes in Laos is 34% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 650,000 ₭ (E£ 1,363) | E£ 874 | + 56% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 500,000 ₭ (E£ 1,048) | E£ 761 | + 38% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,000,000 ₭ (E£ 2,097) | E£ 1,862 | + 13% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 500,000 ₭ (E£ 1,048) | E£ 1,123 | - 7% | |

Transportation | + 39% | |||

Transportation in Laos is 39% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 190,900,000 ₭ (E£ 400,266) | E£ 444,807 | - 10% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 9,140 ₭ (E£ 19) | E£ 5.87 | + 226% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 360,000 ₭ (E£ 755) | E£ 435 | + 74% | |

Personal Care | + 37% | |||

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

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 15,000 ₭ (E£ 31) | E£ 41 | - 23% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | - | E£ 74 | - | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 468,000 ₭ (E£ 981) | E£ 334 | + 194% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 27,551 ₭ (E£ 58) | E£ 60 | - 4% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 23,138 ₭ (E£ 49) | E£ 50 | - 2% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 30,000 ₭ (E£ 63) | E£ 52 | + 21% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 9,951 ₭ (E£ 21) | E£ 26 | - 18% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 16,829 ₭ (E£ 35) | E£ 20 | + 72% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 30,333 ₭ (E£ 64) | E£ 70 | - 9% | |

Entertainment | + 31% | |||

Entertainment in Laos is 31% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 140,000 ₭ (E£ 294) | E£ 329 | - 11% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 131,859 ₭ (E£ 276) | E£ 134 | + 106% | |

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 | 480,645 ₭ (E£ 1,008) | E£ 524 | + 92% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 62,218 ₭ (E£ 130) | E£ 91 | + 43% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 29,323 ₭ (E£ 61) | E£ 42 | + 48% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 10,790 ₭ (E£ 23) | E£ 43 | - 47% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 10,473 | - | |

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

1 month of gym membership in business district | 750,000 ₭ (E£ 1,573) | E£ 820 | + 92% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 16,000 ₭ (E£ 34) | E£ 37 | - 8% | |

TOTAL | + 98% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,870 prices entered by 305 different people.

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00210
EGP
/
LAK

#
Cost of living in
**Laos**
is
**98% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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