Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 125
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 47
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 12
12 eggs, large E£ 19
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 5.48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 186
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 4.66
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 6,741
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 3,061
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 834
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 4,303
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 1,934
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 899
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 339
40” flat screen TV E£ 5,631
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,883
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 133
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 29
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 620
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 569
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,001
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 811
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 359,141
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 3.50
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 210
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 27
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 60
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 184
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 88
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 39
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 14
Tube of toothpaste E£ 21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 86
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 217
2 tickets to the movies E£ 109
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 397
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 534
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 98
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 37
iPod nano 16GB E£ 3,664
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 557
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 32
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,984 prices entered by 220 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2017.

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