- Cost of Living
- Palestinian Territory
- Egypt
- Ramallah
- Cairo
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Ramallah, Palestinian Territory**
vs
**Cairo, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 97% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 97% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 45 ₪ (E£ 220) | E£ 147 | + 50% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 33 ₪ (E£ 159) | E£ 68 | + 133% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 17 ₪ (E£ 84) | E£ 38 | + 119% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 ₪ (E£ 34) | E£ 15 | + 135% | |

12 eggs, large | 13 ₪ (E£ 63) | E£ 22 | + 185% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.62 ₪ (E£ 27) | E£ 10 | + 162% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 16 ₪ (E£ 78) | E£ 34 | + 126% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 7 ₪ (E£ 32) | E£ 25 | + 31% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.54 ₪ (E£ 22) | E£ 7 | + 197% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9 ₪ (E£ 45) | E£ 22 | + 106% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 61 ₪ (E£ 298) | E£ 165 | + 80% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.43 ₪ (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 106% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 2.01 ₪ (E£ 10) | E£ 5.68 | + 73% | |

Housing | + 57% | |||

Housing in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 57% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 2,486 ₪ (E£ 12,138) | E£ 8,953 | + 36% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 1,863 ₪ (E£ 9,097) | E£ 5,217 | + 74% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 398 ₪ (E£ 1,945) | E£ 843 | + 131% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 1,656 ₪ (E£ 8,088) | E£ 6,141 | + 32% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,226 ₪ (E£ 5,985) | E£ 3,790 | + 58% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 294 ₪ (E£ 1,438) | E£ 589 | + 144% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 117 ₪ (E£ 574) | E£ 223 | + 157% | |

40” flat screen TV | 1,914 ₪ (E£ 9,350) | E£ 6,137 | + 52% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 457 ₪ (E£ 2,234) | E£ 2,874 | - 22% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 35 ₪ (E£ 169) | E£ 98 | + 73% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 21 ₪ (E£ 101) | E£ 92 | + 10% | |

Clothes | + 36% | |||

Clothes in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 36% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 231 ₪ (E£ 1,126) | E£ 1,015 | + 11% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 255 ₪ (E£ 1,245) | E£ 851 | + 46% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 374 ₪ (E£ 1,824) | E£ 1,801 | + 1% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 362 ₪ (E£ 1,766) | E£ 989 | + 78% | |

Transportation | + 197% | |||

Transportation in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 197% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 126,426 ₪ (E£ 617,420) | E£ 453,846 | + 36% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 6 | + 390% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 338 ₪ (E£ 1,649) | E£ 360 | + 359% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 72 ₪ (E£ 352) | E£ 49 | + 614% | |

Personal Care | + 76% | |||

Personal Care in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 76% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20 ₪ (E£ 100) | E£ 34 | + 191% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 32 ₪ (E£ 154) | E£ 74 | + 109% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 66 ₪ (E£ 323) | E£ 287 | + 13% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 25 ₪ (E£ 120) | E£ 65 | + 86% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 18 ₪ (E£ 90) | E£ 53 | + 70% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 18 ₪ (E£ 86) | E£ 49 | + 78% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 9 ₪ (E£ 46) | E£ 27 | + 68% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 12 ₪ (E£ 56) | E£ 22 | + 152% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 27 ₪ (E£ 130) | E£ 71 | + 83% | |

Entertainment | + 57% | |||

Entertainment in Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) is 57% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 149 ₪ (E£ 729) | E£ 351 | + 108% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 60 ₪ (E£ 295) | E£ 135 | + 119% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 173 ₪ (E£ 843) | E£ 797 | + 6% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 239 ₪ (E£ 1,168) | E£ 553 | + 111% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 23 ₪ (E£ 110) | E£ 102 | + 8% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 15 ₪ (E£ 72) | E£ 42 | + 70% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 21 ₪ (E£ 102) | E£ 42 | + 141% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,743 ₪ (E£ 18,281) | E£ 9,887 | + 85% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.65 ₪ (E£ 3.20) | E£ 4.22 | - 24% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 241 ₪ (E£ 1,178) | E£ 959 | + 23% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 25 ₪ (E£ 123) | E£ 37 | + 229% | |

TOTAL | + 99% |

These prices were last updated on January 17, 2019.
Exchange rate:
4.884
EGP
/
ILS

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#
Cost of living in
**Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)**
is
**99% more expensive than**
in
**Cairo (Egypt)**

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