Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district E£ 46
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 37
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 9
12 eggs, large E£ 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 3.41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 19
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 15
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes E£ 6
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 110
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 4.42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 4,427
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 202
Internet 8MB (1 month) E£ 341
40” flat screen TV E£ 3,886
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt E£ 1,010
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 51
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 554
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) E£ 453
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) E£ 668
1 pair of leather business shoes E£ 472
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 212,182
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 2.53
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 105
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) E£ 25
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) E£ 27
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 22
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 8
Tube of toothpaste E£ 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 48
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 227
2 tickets to the movies E£ 71
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 318
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert E£ 246
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 61
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 14
iPod nano 16GB E£ 2,023
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 351
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 21
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,196 prices entered by 314 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2015.

Cairo position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 194
africa
6th
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Cairo compared to other cities:

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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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5th
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5th
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0th

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