Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 151
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 47
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 10
12 eggs, large E£ 18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 139
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 3.76
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 5,542
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 3,068
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 702
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 3,859
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 1,778
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 480
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 402
40” flat screen TV E£ 4,318
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,461
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 67
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 19
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 613
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 527
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 877
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 890
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 286,457
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 3.29
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 154
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 33
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 26
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 38
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 170
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 88
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 23
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 13
Tube of toothpaste E£ 9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 46
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 275
2 tickets to the movies E£ 92
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 495
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 463
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 91
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 29
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 33
iPod nano 16GB E£ 2,208
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.21
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 688
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 28
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,781 prices entered by 201 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

Cairo position in our World Ranking

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