- Cost of Living
- Laos
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 96% | |||
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Food in Laos is 96% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 57,119 ₭ (E£ 119) | E£ 139 | - 14% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 59,851 ₭ (E£ 125) | E£ 69 | + 82% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 27,450 ₭ (E£ 57) | E£ 38 | + 50% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 24,256 ₭ (E£ 51) | E£ 14 | + 251% | |

12 eggs, large | 12,000 ₭ (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 17% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 9,536 ₭ (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 97% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 122,537 ₭ (E£ 256) | E£ 31 | + 713% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 38,881 ₭ (E£ 81) | E£ 25 | + 230% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 12,420 ₭ (E£ 26) | E£ 7 | + 262% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9,200 ₭ (E£ 19) | E£ 22 | - 12% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 120,000 ₭ (E£ 251) | E£ 150 | + 68% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 16,167 ₭ (E£ 34) | E£ 13 | + 169% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 21,250 ₭ (E£ 44) | E£ 5.69 | + 680% | |

Housing | + 284% | |||

Housing in Laos is 284% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 36,848,500 ₭ (E£ 76,966) | E£ 8,598 | + 795% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 11,963,400 ₭ (E£ 24,988) | E£ 5,254 | + 376% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 899,750 ₭ (E£ 1,879) | E£ 880 | + 114% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 6,275,000 ₭ (E£ 13,107) | E£ 5,801 | + 126% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 4,518,880 ₭ (E£ 9,439) | E£ 3,965 | + 138% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 300,000 ₭ (E£ 627) | E£ 619 | + 1% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 246,757 ₭ (E£ 515) | E£ 234 | + 120% | |

40” flat screen TV | 3,510,140 ₭ (E£ 7,332) | E£ 5,850 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 800,000 ₭ (E£ 1,671) | E£ 2,926 | - 43% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 187,500 ₭ (E£ 392) | E£ 97 | + 305% | |

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

Clothes | + 30% | |||

Clothes in Laos is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 650,000 ₭ (E£ 1,358) | E£ 902 | + 51% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 500,000 ₭ (E£ 1,044) | E£ 808 | + 29% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,000,000 ₭ (E£ 2,089) | E£ 1,787 | + 17% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 500,000 ₭ (E£ 1,044) | E£ 947 | + 10% | |

Transportation | + 32% | |||

Transportation in Laos is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 190,900,000 ₭ (E£ 398,737) | E£ 438,533 | - 9% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 9,140 ₭ (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 210% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 360,000 ₭ (E£ 752) | E£ 491 | + 53% | |

Personal Care | + 33% | |||

Personal Care in Laos is 33% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 15,000 ₭ (E£ 31) | E£ 37 | - 16% | |

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

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 468,000 ₭ (E£ 978) | E£ 287 | + 241% | |

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

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 23,138 ₭ (E£ 48) | E£ 50 | - 4% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 30,000 ₭ (E£ 63) | E£ 49 | + 28% | |

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

Tube of toothpaste | 16,829 ₭ (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 65% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 30,333 ₭ (E£ 63) | E£ 72 | - 11% | |

Entertainment | + 32% | |||

Entertainment in Laos is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 140,000 ₭ (E£ 292) | E£ 322 | - 9% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 131,859 ₭ (E£ 275) | E£ 133 | + 107% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 797 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 480,645 ₭ (E£ 1,004) | E£ 528 | + 90% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 62,218 ₭ (E£ 130) | E£ 95 | + 37% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 29,323 ₭ (E£ 61) | E£ 40 | + 54% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 10,790 ₭ (E£ 23) | E£ 40 | - 43% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 10,146 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 3.42 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 750,000 ₭ (E£ 1,567) | E£ 735 | + 113% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 16,000 ₭ (E£ 33) | E£ 37 | - 10% | |

TOTAL | + 95% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,795 prices entered by 298 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 15, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.00209
EGP
/
LAK

#
Cost of living in
**Laos**
is
**95% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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