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Old 24th September 2011, 07:56 PM
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LOL....would have been cheaper to pay excess and bring it all with you by the suitcase full
I may just do this and bring a suitcase full of margarine next time I come back

Blooming Flora is LE30+ for 500gr!!! and that's if you can find it

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Ok, so this have been my weekly outings...

Sunday, September 18

*Taxi - Maadi (canal Street) to Carrefour City Center LE 17 (normally it is around LE12, I think I was overcharged but did not argue)

*Shopping at Carrefour (Lost the ticket! THis is too bad because I do most of my weekly shopping of fruit/vegs/cleaning products etc at carrefour! NExt trip to carrefour I'll make sure I post the ticket here!)

* MotherCare - Sale - Pack of 5 underwear pants boy size 4 years - LE 45 (Pre sale price was LE150)

*Taxi Return from Carrefour CC to Canal Street Maadi LE 10

MondaY, September 19

*School snack fee (3 months) for M. - LE 270

Tuesday, September 20
Seudi Market: - Box of 12 bottles 1.5 L Nestle Water 22.95 X2 = 45.90
-Delivery Charge - LE3

SaveWay Market: -Salted Cashews 200gr Camel LE 36.50
-Rich Bake Petit Pain LE6.50
-Aluminium Foil LE4.00
-Packet of 6 Medium size Pears - LE 8.52
-Pack of party straws LE 1.50

Grand Mall Pharmacy - Betadine Mouth Wash LE 3.2
-Vaseline body mosturiser LE 40
-Betadine Antiseptic solution LE 10.50
-Revitalift L'oreal Day Cream LE 95
-Urgo Plasters & Bands LE 14.75
-Vaseline Puter Jelly LE 8
-Augmentin antibiotic LE 58

WEDNESDAY, 21/09/2011
Metro Rd 9: -Loacker Hazelnut biscuit LE 10.95
-Ferrero Nutella 200gr LE 17.50
-Pain Dor Lebanese Bread LE 3.00
-Kelloggs All Bran Flakes LE 24.95
-Filters for Coffee Machine LE 14.95

Fruit Stall -Grapes (baladi I think) around 800 grs LE7.00

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Diadora Grand Mall Sale - Suit sport Tshirt+Short for 6yo girl - LE 79
Cairo Rugby CLub Membership for 1 year for 4yo Boy -LE 650
Present for child birthday party: BOok store Rd9- 2 small books (One Lee Child tittle/one osbourne title) - LE120

Friday, 23 September 2011
Gourmet Egypt Movenpick Swiss Chocolate Icecream 1 LE 55
Cheddar Cheese 1 LE 22.5
Pizza Rucola e Grana Padano 1 LE 35
Premium Chilled Beef Mince 1 LE 39.5
Poseidon White Clams 1 LE 16 LE
Gourmet Chilled Pure Beef Burger 1 LE 31.15
Premium Chilled Beef Cubes 1 LE 44.5
Chilled Beef Escalope (Bifteck) 1 LE 49.5
Delivery charge: LE 9
Grand Total LE 302.15

Saturday
La Gourmandise, Rd 9 Maadi 1 Pizza Marguerita and 1 Salad Nicoise Around LE80

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS FOR CHILDREN
-Samia Alluba Ballet Lessons Twice per week LE1100 for 5 months
-Art Lessons at French school LE 700 per year
-Swimming Lessons at Waadi Degla LE 200 per month per child
-Doctors home visits LE 250
ANd i'm in the process of gettin a PIano and have a teacher to come over and teach my children, will post how much that cost me


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Old 25th September 2011, 08:34 AM
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La Gourmandise, Rd 9 Maadi 1 Pizza Marguerita and 1 Salad Nicoise Around LE80

-Swimming Lessons at Waadi Degla LE 200 per month per child
-Doctors home visits LE 250
The pizza price is atrocious.
The swimming club, how many lessons per month?
The doctor's fee, the less said the better....

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The pizza price is atrocious. - Yes, but it tastes goodThe swimming club, how many lessons per month? 8
The doctor's fee, the less said the better....
I know it's expensive, He may charge me twice as much, I still wouldn't care.. think *Health Insurance*... they reimburse it all.

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I have lived in El Gouna which is a private upmarket town owned by Orascom on the Red Sea coast north of Hurghada for seven years. Prices have risen a lot since I arrived. Property probably by four times. Restaurants are expensive whereas a fillet steak used to cost LE40-45 is now LE90-120.

I live alone in a small apartment and the total running cost per year including electricity, water, maintenance, garbage collection, irrigation of communial areas, security, pest control, TV, etc. etc. is GBP450 per year approximately. I only use air conditioning if the temperature is above 38 degrees and never have it on all night as I have windows on three sides and a beautiful breeze. The cost of running a big villa in El Gouna with swimming pool and garden to irrigate and a.c. running all the time is probably what I pay per year they can pay per month.

The cost of Sakara beer in bars and restaurants is typically around LE25. A glass of wine is from LE25 and in the five star hotels LE57!!

Found a 200gm jar of squeezy marmite in the mini market the other day. It was LE64 Beware imported goods!

I have two cats and a medium bag of dry Meow Mix LE32 and large bag LE60 and Whiskas pouches are LE7 each. Cat litter is around LE99 for a large box/bag. A vet costs LE100 to come out and visit from Hurghada 24km away and inspect my cats. Treatment extra.

Scuba diving is typically 60 for tourists but residents usually pay around 25-30 for a two tank day boat. Cheaper in Hurghada but take care with the dive center.

I take salsa dance lessons twice a week cost LE40 per hour. Privately run acqua aerobics, pilates, yoga classes are around LE50 per hour.

I don't have a car as I can walk easily to shops and restaurants. Tok toks are LE5 per person around El Gouna and taxis LE15 up to four people. A taxi from Hurghada to El Gouna LE30-50 but with El Gouna limousine going to Hurghada LE120 and takes 30 minutes.
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I know it's expensive, He may charge me twice as much, I still wouldn't care.. think *Health Insurance*... they reimburse it all.
That leaves the swimming lessons then, to be honest for that price I would want Ian Thorpe to teach me how to swim never mind an egyptian swimming pool.....

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The pizza price is atrocious.
The swimming club, how many lessons per month?
The doctor's fee, the less said the better....
She didn't say how much was for the pizza and how much for the salad.... Their food is superb and well worth it!

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She didn't say how much was for the pizza and how much for the salad.... Their food is superb and well worth it!
Off the top of my head, I'd say around thirty something each, they do take a generous service charge on the bill too.
But it was a damn good salad/pizza.

Their cakes, all well over LE 100, are heavenly.

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