Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Cairo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,448 (E£ 43,826)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $528 (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
EGP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 172 ($5.69)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 117 ($3.86)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 77 ($2.56)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 27 ($0.88)
12 eggs, large E£ 39 ($1.30)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 9 ($0.29)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 61 ($2.02)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 31 ($1.02)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 10 ($0.33)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 34 ($1.11)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 302 ($10)
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 19 ($0.62)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 9 ($0.29)
Housing Update prices
EGP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 9,747 ($322)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 4,632 ($153)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 1,310 ($43)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 6,510 ($215)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 3,174 ($105)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 849 ($28)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 233 ($8)
40” flat screen tv E£ 8,444 ($279)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 4,330 ($143)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 152 ($5.01)
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 101 ($3.33)
Clothes Update prices
EGP USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 1,079 ($36)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 1,635 ($54)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,211 ($73)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,048 ($35)
Transportation Update prices
EGP USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 809,070 ($26,723)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 10 ($0.33)
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 575 ($19)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 145 ($4.80)
Personal Care Update prices
EGP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 33 ($1.08)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 94 ($3.10)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 300 ($10)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 73 ($2.42)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 54 ($1.80)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 63 ($2.08)
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 30 ($0.98)
Tube of toothpaste E£ 21 ($0.70)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 111 ($3.66)
Entertainment Update prices
EGP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 485 ($16)
2 tickets to the movies E£ 239 ($8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 684 ($23)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 777 ($26)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 109 ($3.60)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 65 ($2.16)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 74 ($2.44)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 14,402 ($476)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 4.93 ($0.16)
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 769 ($25)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 50 ($1.66)
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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