- Cost of Living
- Montserrat
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 219% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Montserrat is 219% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | EC$25 (E£ 166) | E£ 142 | + 17% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | EC$15 (E£ 100) | E£ 69 | + 45% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | EC$16 (E£ 106) | E£ 39 | + 175% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | EC$10 (E£ 67) | E£ 14 | + 367% | |

12 eggs, large | EC$15 (E£ 100) | E£ 21 | + 367% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | EC$35 (E£ 234) | E£ 10 | + 2214% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | - | E£ 32 | - | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | EC$18 (E£ 122) | E£ 25 | + 397% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | EC$9 (E£ 61) | E£ 7 | + 803% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | EC$12 (E£ 80) | E£ 22 | + 264% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | EC$35 (E£ 233) | E£ 146 | + 60% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | - | E£ 12 | - | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | EC$5.00 (E£ 33) | E£ 5.81 | + 472% | |

Housing | + 206% | |||

Housing in Montserrat is 206% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | EC$6,440 (E£ 42,795) | E£ 8,190 | + 423% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | EC$4,732 (E£ 31,443) | E£ 5,267 | + 497% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | EC$488 (E£ 3,239) | E£ 908 | + 257% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | EC$1,009 (E£ 6,705) | E£ 6,098 | + 10% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | EC$505 (E£ 3,353) | E£ 3,794 | - 12% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | EC$100 (E£ 664) | E£ 610 | + 9% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | EC$148 (E£ 980) | E£ 235 | + 317% | |

40” flat screen TV | - | E£ 6,021 | - | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | EC$550 (E£ 3,655) | E£ 3,030 | + 21% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | EC$86 (E£ 573) | E£ 102 | + 463% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | EC$11 (E£ 71) | E£ 91 | - 22% | |

Clothes | - 3% | |||

Clothes in Montserrat is 3% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | EC$150 (E£ 997) | E£ 874 | + 14% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | - | E£ 761 | - | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | EC$175 (E£ 1,163) | E£ 1,831 | - 36% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | EC$175 (E£ 1,163) | E£ 1,123 | + 4% | |

Transportation | + 82% | |||

Transportation in Montserrat is 82% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | - | E£ 444,807 | - | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | EC$6 (E£ 42) | E£ 6 | + 589% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | EC$132 (E£ 877) | E£ 435 | + 102% | |

Personal Care | + 95% | |||

Personal Care in Montserrat is 95% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | EC$25 (E£ 166) | E£ 37 | + 345% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | - | E£ 75 | - | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | EC$150 (E£ 997) | E£ 351 | + 184% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | E£ 60 | - | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | EC$8 (E£ 56) | E£ 49 | + 14% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | EC$24 (E£ 158) | E£ 48 | + 231% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | EC$9 (E£ 60) | E£ 25 | + 137% | |

Tube of toothpaste | EC$10 (E£ 63) | E£ 19 | + 240% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | - | E£ 70 | - | |

Entertainment | + 13% | |||

Entertainment in Montserrat is 13% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | EC$75 (E£ 498) | E£ 320 | + 56% | |

2 tickets to the movies | - | E£ 133 | - | |

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 | - | E£ 524 | - | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | EC$12 (E£ 80) | E£ 95 | - 16% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | - | E£ 42 | - | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | EC$15 (E£ 100) | E£ 41 | + 145% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 9,559 | - | |

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

1 month of gym membership in business district | - | E£ 787 | - | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | - | E£ 37 | - | |

TOTAL | + 113% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,761 prices entered by 298 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
6.645
EGP
/
XCD

#
Cost of living in
**Montserrat**
is
**113% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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