Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Cairo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: E£ 86,961
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: E£ 36,221
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Cairo
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 421
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 233
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 127
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 46
12 eggs, large E£ 71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 116
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 69
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 620
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 28
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 24,954
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 14,279
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 2,063
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 21,353
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 9,390
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 1,095
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 411
40” flat screen tv E£ 12,300
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 8,129
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 199
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 144
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 3,188
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 2,435
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 4,584
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 4,010
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 1,514,430
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 11
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 1,228
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 208
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 63
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 100
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 584
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 107
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 53
Tube of toothpaste E£ 78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 177
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 1,192
2 tickets to the movies E£ 431
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 1,413
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 1,727
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 415
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 119
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 24,232
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 2.66
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 1,911
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 83
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 665 prices entered by 72 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2024

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