Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

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Food
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
Housing
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
Clothes
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
Transportation
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
Entertainment
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

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245th
out of 268
africa
6th
out of 8

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