Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 84
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 45
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 28
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 11
12 eggs, large E£ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 5.82
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 29
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 5.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 122
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 4.01
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 5,001
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 3,014
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 322
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 3,100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 1,780
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 252
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 329
40” flat screen TV E£ 3,920
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,340
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 72
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 22
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 587
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 557
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 883
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 843
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 282,788
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 2.90
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 149
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 27
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 44
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 164
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 25
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 12
Tube of toothpaste E£ 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 50
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 243
2 tickets to the movies E£ 102
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 520
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 427
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 76
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 31
iPod nano 16GB E£ 1,878
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 481
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 24
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,985 prices entered by 196 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2016.

Cairo position in our World Ranking

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230th
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africa
8th
out of 9

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