Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 117
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 51
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 13
12 eggs, large E£ 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 5.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 157
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 3.85
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 6,799
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 3,582
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 651
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 5,309
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 2,205
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 787
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 298
40” flat screen TV E£ 4,912
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,903
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 78
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 46
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 1,131
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 737
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,568
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,206
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 409,931
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 4.71
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 276
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 25
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 153
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 229
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 153
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 34
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 29
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 11
Tube of toothpaste E£ 18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 47
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 347
2 tickets to the movies E£ 120
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 316
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 404
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 112
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 49
iPod nano 16GB E£ 3,074
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.45
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 522
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 31
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 2,166 prices entered by 228 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2017.

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