Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

List of prices in Cairo, Egypt. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
EGP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 149 ($8)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 68 ($3.81)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 39 ($2.16)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 14 ($0.81)
12 eggs, large E£ 22 ($1.22)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 10 ($0.58)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 35 ($1.93)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 25 ($1.38)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 7 ($0.39)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 22 ($1.21)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 161 ($9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 13 ($0.70)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 5.70 ($0.32)
Housing [Edit]
EGP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 8,457 ($472)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 5,330 ($297)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 896 ($50)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 6,370 ($356)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 3,719 ($208)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 582 ($32)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 224 ($13)
40” flat screen TV E£ 6,337 ($354)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 3,011 ($168)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 101 ($5.66)
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 91 ($5.09)
Clothes [Edit]
EGP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 981 ($55)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 792 ($44)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,850 ($103)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,172 ($65)
Transportation [Edit]
EGP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 462,290 ($25,803)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 6 ($0.34)
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 386 ($22)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 53 ($2.96)
Personal Care [Edit]
EGP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 34 ($1.91)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 78 ($4.33)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 345 ($19)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 65 ($3.60)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 52 ($2.90)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 53 ($2.94)
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 25 ($1.41)
Tube of toothpaste E£ 20 ($1.11)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 72 ($4.03)
Entertainment [Edit]
EGP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 342 ($19)
2 tickets to the movies E£ 135 ($8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 728 ($41)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 553 ($31)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 102 ($5.70)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 44 ($2.45)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 42 ($2.37)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB E£ 9,657 ($539)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 4.70 ($0.26)
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 846 ($47)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 37 ($2.09)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,239 prices entered by 250 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2018.

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