Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

How expensive is Cairo compared to the World?

  • 313th out of 343 in the World
  • 12th out of 13 in Africa

List of prices in Cairo

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 156
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 71
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 14
12 eggs, large E£ 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 176
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 5.84
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 8,433
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 5,091
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 876
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 6,215
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 3,810
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 573
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 254
40” flat screen TV E£ 6,338
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 3,117
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 98
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 85
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 967
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 824
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,907
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,257
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 470,388
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 5.93
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 371
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 51
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 38
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 306
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 56
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 50
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 21
Tube of toothpaste E£ 19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 67
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 357
2 tickets to the movies E£ 133
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 717
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 518
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 58
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB E£ 10,194
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 4.54
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 791
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 36
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,422 prices entered by 261 different people.
Latest price update: October 15, 2018.

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Cairo position in our World Ranking

the world
313th
out of 343
africa
12th
out of 13

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