- Cost of Living
- Seychelles
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 332% | |||
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Food in Seychelles is 332% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 286 ₨ (E£ 376) | E£ 137 | + 173% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 169 ₨ (E£ 222) | E£ 68 | + 224% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 88 ₨ (E£ 115) | E£ 39 | + 197% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 49 ₨ (E£ 64) | E£ 14 | + 342% | |

12 eggs, large | 123 ₨ (E£ 161) | E£ 21 | + 664% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 85 ₨ (E£ 112) | E£ 10 | + 1011% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 274 ₨ (E£ 359) | E£ 32 | + 1014% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 77 ₨ (E£ 101) | E£ 25 | + 307% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 68 ₨ (E£ 89) | E£ 7 | + 1128% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 70 ₨ (E£ 91) | E£ 22 | + 317% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 250 ₨ (E£ 328) | E£ 150 | + 119% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 48 ₨ (E£ 63) | E£ 13 | + 401% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 35 ₨ (E£ 45) | E£ 5.66 | + 702% | |

Housing | + 383% | |||

Housing in Seychelles is 383% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 28,651 ₨ (E£ 37,598) | E£ 8,575 | + 338% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 20,000 ₨ (E£ 26,246) | E£ 5,178 | + 407% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,124 ₨ (E£ 1,475) | E£ 865 | + 71% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 26,181 ₨ (E£ 34,357) | E£ 6,009 | + 472% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 19,856 ₨ (E£ 26,056) | E£ 3,965 | + 557% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,168 ₨ (E£ 1,533) | E£ 619 | + 148% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 878 ₨ (E£ 1,153) | E£ 232 | + 396% | |

40” flat screen TV | 10,000 ₨ (E£ 13,122) | E£ 5,919 | + 122% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 8,193 ₨ (E£ 10,752) | E£ 2,926 | + 267% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 466 ₨ (E£ 611) | E£ 97 | + 529% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 472 ₨ (E£ 619) | E£ 91 | + 577% | |

Clothes | + 207% | |||

Clothes in Seychelles is 207% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 2,576 ₨ (E£ 3,381) | E£ 892 | + 279% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 1,959 ₨ (E£ 2,571) | E£ 828 | + 210% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,475 ₨ (E£ 3,247) | E£ 1,829 | + 78% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 2,755 ₨ (E£ 3,616) | E£ 938 | + 285% | |

Transportation | + 358% | |||

Transportation in Seychelles is 358% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 2,030,140 ₨ (E£ 2,664,119) | E£ 438,533 | + 508% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 44 ₨ (E£ 58) | E£ 6 | + 840% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 1,200 ₨ (E£ 1,575) | E£ 491 | + 220% | |

Personal Care | + 506% | |||

Personal Care in Seychelles is 506% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 180 ₨ (E£ 236) | E£ 37 | + 533% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 240 ₨ (E£ 314) | E£ 74 | + 327% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 1,616 ₨ (E£ 2,121) | E£ 295 | + 618% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 182 ₨ (E£ 238) | E£ 60 | + 297% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 210 ₨ (E£ 276) | E£ 50 | + 448% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 200 ₨ (E£ 262) | E£ 47 | + 453% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 135 ₨ (E£ 177) | E£ 26 | + 591% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 133 ₨ (E£ 174) | E£ 21 | + 718% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 350 ₨ (E£ 459) | E£ 72 | + 539% | |

Entertainment | + 439% | |||

Entertainment in Seychelles is 439% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 939 ₨ (E£ 1,232) | E£ 317 | + 288% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 706 ₨ (E£ 926) | E£ 131 | + 605% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,308 ₨ (E£ 1,716) | E£ 797 | + 115% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,862 ₨ (E£ 2,444) | E£ 525 | + 366% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 288 ₨ (E£ 378) | E£ 95 | + 300% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 176 ₨ (E£ 231) | E£ 40 | + 481% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 224 ₨ (E£ 294) | E£ 40 | + 642% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 21,823 ₨ (E£ 28,638) | E£ 10,146 | + 182% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 30 ₨ (E£ 40) | E£ 3.42 | + 1063% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,773 ₨ (E£ 2,327) | E£ 727 | + 220% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 102 ₨ (E£ 134) | E£ 37 | + 260% | |

TOTAL | + 367% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,118 prices entered by 311 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
1.312
EGP
/
SCR

#
Cost of living in
**Seychelles**
is
**367% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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