Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Change the currency:
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 67
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 39
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 9
12 eggs, large E£ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 4.83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 4.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 97
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 3.60
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 4,473
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 2,650
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 255
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 3,357
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 1,771
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 203
Internet 8MB (1 month) E£ 354
40” flat screen TV E£ 3,421
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,183
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 75
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 19
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 555
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 499
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 703
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 692
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 252,146
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 2.68
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 123
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 20
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 41
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 157
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 32
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 23
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 10
Tube of toothpaste E£ 10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 47
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 231
2 tickets to the movies E£ 88
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 414
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 537
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 73
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 28
iPod nano 16GB E£ 1,793
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.25
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 506
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 24
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,762 prices entered by 165 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2016.

Cairo position in our World Ranking

the world
out of 268
out of 8

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

the world
the world
the world
the world
the world

Do you live in Cairo? We need your help!

What is the price of

Public transport

in Cairo?

monthly ticket

Are you moving to Cairo? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Cairo of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a Cost of Living and Salary report for Cairo

International Cost of Living Index


Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in San Francisco, California costs $915 (4 minutes ago)
  • Internet 8mb, 1 month in Odessa costs 31₴ (about 1 hour ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Florianopolis costs R$ 4,500 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in São Paulo costs R$ 6,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Toledo, Ohio costs $5.49 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Dublin costs €60 (about 1 hour ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Cairo?