Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 114
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 52
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 34
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 13
12 eggs, large E£ 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 164
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 5.82
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 5,825
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 2,949
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 522
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 3,716
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 1,596
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 398
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 293
40” flat screen TV E£ 7,652
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,674
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 83
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 717
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 855
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,412
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 960
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 434,821
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 4.35
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 248
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 31
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 64
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 285
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 116
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 40
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 17
Tube of toothpaste E£ 24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 46
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 275
2 tickets to the movies E£ 119
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 327
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 535
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 106
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 52
iPod nano 16GB E£ 3,957
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 752
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 33
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,541 prices entered by 265 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2017.

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