- Cost of Living
- United Kingdom
- Egypt
- London
- Cairo
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**London, United Kingdom**
compared to
**Cairo, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 350% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in London (United Kingdom) is 350% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £10 (E£ 247) | E£ 30 | + 723% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | £6 (E£ 149) | E£ 64 | + 134% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.94 (E£ 97) | E£ 20 | + 391% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.95 (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 70% | |

12 eggs, large | £2.40 (E£ 59) | E£ 12 | + 379% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.92 (E£ 47) | E£ 3.38 | + 1303% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £3.54 (E£ 87) | E£ 14 | + 538% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.93 (E£ 48) | E£ 14 | + 247% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £2.92 (E£ 72) | E£ 7 | + 867% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.71 (E£ 42) | E£ 11 | + 278% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £7 (E£ 173) | E£ 110 | + 57% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | £1.81 (E£ 45) | E£ 11 | + 315% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £1.04 (E£ 26) | E£ 4.97 | + 417% | |

Housing | + 828% | |||

Housing in London (United Kingdom) is 828% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | £3,093 (E£ 76,390) | E£ 4,735 | + 1513% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | £1,802 (E£ 44,500) | E£ 2,500 | + 1680% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £150 (E£ 3,695) | E£ 163 | + 2162% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | £1,539 (E£ 38,003) | E£ 2,222 | + 1610% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | £1,024 (E£ 25,284) | E£ 1,031 | + 2352% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | £75 (E£ 1,847) | E£ 82 | + 2162% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | £21 (E£ 516) | E£ 381 | + 36% | |

40” flat screen TV | £330 (E£ 8,151) | E£ 6,634 | + 23% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | £98 (E£ 2,419) | E£ 2,847 | - 15% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £6 (E£ 160) | E£ 83 | + 93% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | £12 (E£ 300) | E£ 40 | + 645% | |

Clothes | + 77% | |||

Clothes in London (United Kingdom) is 77% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | £60 (E£ 1,493) | E£ 567 | + 163% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | £32 (E£ 799) | E£ 456 | + 75% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | £67 (E£ 1,642) | E£ 1,778 | - 8% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £73 (E£ 1,809) | E£ 431 | + 320% | |

Transportation | + 985% | |||

Transportation in London (United Kingdom) is 985% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £17,250 (E£ 425,972) | E£ 200,000 | + 113% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.31 (E£ 32) | E£ 2.60 | + 1144% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | £130 (E£ 3,210) | E£ 90 | + 3467% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | £21 (E£ 529) | E£ 66 | + 703% | |

Personal Care | + 228% | |||

Personal Care in London (United Kingdom) is 228% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.68 (E£ 91) | E£ 38 | + 139% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £8 (E£ 191) | E£ 73 | + 161% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | £73 (E£ 1,809) | E£ 245 | + 638% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | £2.78 (E£ 69) | E£ 66 | + 4% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.81 (E£ 45) | E£ 44 | + 2% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.75 (E£ 93) | E£ 40 | + 130% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.73 (E£ 43) | E£ 17 | + 156% | |

Tube of toothpaste | £1.86 (E£ 46) | E£ 21 | + 114% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £20 (E£ 482) | E£ 51 | + 838% | |

Entertainment | + 256% | |||

Entertainment in London (United Kingdom) is 256% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £36 (E£ 889) | E£ 311 | + 186% | |

2 tickets to the movies | £24 (E£ 593) | E£ 70 | + 747% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £156 (E£ 3,844) | E£ 447 | + 760% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £50 (E£ 1,235) | E£ 183 | + 577% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £11 (E£ 281) | E£ 101 | + 179% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £2.52 (E£ 62) | E£ 16 | + 282% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £3.80 (E£ 94) | E£ 12 | + 682% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | £470 (E£ 11,618) | E£ 11,877 | - 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.12 (E£ 2.96) | E£ 0.17 | + 1643% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | £51 (E£ 1,251) | E£ 314 | + 299% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | £9 (E£ 210) | E£ 20 | + 949% | |

TOTAL | + 529% |

These prices were last updated on February 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
24.694
EGP
/
GBP

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