Summary

Cost of living in Istanbul is 41% more expensive than Alexandria according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$681
$403
Cost of Living
$916
$187
Average Salary
$335
$215
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$257.38
$165.64
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$208.32
$95.89
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$577.8
$321.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$337.6
$197.53

Salaries And Financing

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$916.45
$187.3
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%20.25
%16.39

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$71.68
$21.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.12
$0.01
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$18.79
$22.53

Markets

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$0.76
$0.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$0.42
$0.6
Eggs (regular) (12)
$1.85
$1.18
Local Cheese (1kg)
$5.23
$4.19
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$0.41
$0.29
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$8.23
$7.63
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.21
$1.61
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.35
$2.34
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$2.92
$2.42
Apples (1kg)
$0.96
$1.88
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$4.11
$4.66
Oranges (1kg)
$0.96
$0.45
Potato (1kg)
$0.82
$0.45
Lettuce (1 head)
$0.65
$0.23
Rice (white), (1kg)
$1.27
$0.75
Tomato (1kg)
$0.95
$0.47
Banana (1kg)
$1.96
$0.82
Onion (1kg)
$0.9
$0.39
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$10.22
$9.33

Transportation

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$0.54
$0.24
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$32.39
$9.98
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.09
$0.42
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$24,572.74
$27,843.57
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$0.85
$0.44
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$0.48
$0.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$4.49
$2.42
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$20,184.78
$25,083.43

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$38.72
$45.52
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$25.64
$54.43
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$62.26
$131.95
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$57.62
$72.46

Restaurants

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$4.72
$3.9
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$18.32
$16.37
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$4.27
$4.11
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$3.08
$1.79
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$4.04
$3.18
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.77
$0.44
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.44
$0.29
Cappuccino (regular)
$2.1
$1.49

Sports And Leisure

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$26.82
$21.74
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$19.25
$8.08
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$4.4
$4.05

Childcare

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$266.64
$69.83
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$5,929.48
$2,339.33

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Istanbul
Alexandria
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$1,367.61
$800.49
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$746.12
$338.87