Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Cairo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: E£ 43,826
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: E£ 16,000
  • Cairo is the cheapest city in Africa (5 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Cairo is cheaper than in 98% of cities in the World (204 out of 209)
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List of prices in Cairo
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 172
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 117
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 77
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 27
12 eggs, large E£ 39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 302
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 9
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 9,747
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 4,632
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 1,310
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 6,510
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 3,174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 849
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 233
40” flat screen tv E£ 8,444
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 4,330
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 152
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 101
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 1,079
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 1,635
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,211
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,048
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 809,070
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 10
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 575
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 145
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 33
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 94
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 300
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 73
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 63
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 30
Tube of toothpaste E£ 21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 111
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 485
2 tickets to the movies E£ 239
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 684
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 777
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 109
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 74
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 14,402
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 4.93
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 769
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 50
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,497 prices entered by 131 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2023

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Cairo position in our World Ranking

the world
204th
out of 209
africa
5th
out of 5

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