- Cost of Living
- Brazil
- Egypt
- Recife
- Cairo
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Recife, Brazil**
compared to
**Cairo, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 85% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Recife (Brazil) is 85% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | R$ 16 (E£ 67) | E£ 30 | + 124% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | R$ 18 (E£ 78) | E£ 69 | + 13% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | R$ 4.50 (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | - 1% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | R$ 3.70 (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 14% | |

12 eggs, large | R$ 4.75 (E£ 21) | E£ 12 | + 66% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | R$ 6 (E£ 27) | E£ 3.38 | + 702% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | R$ 10 (E£ 44) | E£ 14 | + 223% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | R$ 5.15 (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 63% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | R$ 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 7 | + 326% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | R$ 3.29 (E£ 14) | E£ 11 | + 28% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | R$ 20 (E£ 87) | E£ 110 | - 21% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | R$ 6 (E£ 26) | E£ 12 | + 112% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | R$ 3.92 (E£ 17) | E£ 4.97 | + 242% | |

Housing | + 73% | |||

Housing in Recife (Brazil) is 73% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 2,925 (E£ 12,686) | E£ 4,735 | + 168% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | R$ 1,525 (E£ 6,614) | E£ 2,500 | + 165% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | R$ 222 (E£ 964) | E£ 163 | + 490% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | R$ 1,625 (E£ 7,048) | E£ 2,222 | + 217% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | R$ 900 (E£ 3,903) | E£ 1,031 | + 279% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | R$ 111 (E£ 482) | E£ 82 | + 490% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | R$ 62 (E£ 269) | E£ 381 | - 29% | |

40” flat screen TV | R$ 1,955 (E£ 8,480) | E£ 6,338 | + 34% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | R$ 415 (E£ 1,800) | E£ 3,117 | - 42% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | R$ 24 (E£ 106) | E£ 93 | + 13% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | R$ 14 (E£ 60) | E£ 88 | - 32% | |

Clothes | + 10% | |||

Clothes in Recife (Brazil) is 10% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | R$ 150 (E£ 651) | E£ 567 | + 15% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | R$ 125 (E£ 542) | E£ 456 | + 19% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | R$ 264 (E£ 1,145) | E£ 1,944 | - 41% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | R$ 265 (E£ 1,149) | E£ 431 | + 167% | |

Transportation | + 134% | |||

Transportation in Recife (Brazil) is 134% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | R$ 52,120 (E£ 226,053) | E£ 200,000 | + 13% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | R$ 2.84 (E£ 12) | E£ 2.60 | + 374% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | R$ 90 (E£ 390) | E£ 90 | + 334% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | R$ 33 (E£ 143) | E£ 52 | + 177% | |

Personal Care | + 62% | |||

Personal Care in Recife (Brazil) is 62% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | R$ 15 (E£ 64) | E£ 38 | + 69% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | R$ 37 (E£ 159) | E£ 80 | + 98% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | R$ 192 (E£ 833) | E£ 252 | + 231% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | R$ 14 (E£ 61) | E£ 56 | + 9% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | R$ 12 (E£ 53) | E£ 55 | - 4% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | R$ 15 (E£ 65) | E£ 48 | + 37% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | R$ 5.74 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 16% | |

Tube of toothpaste | R$ 4.33 (E£ 19) | E£ 19 | - 3% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | R$ 34 (E£ 146) | E£ 67 | + 118% | |

Entertainment | + 68% | |||

Entertainment in Recife (Brazil) is 68% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | R$ 74 (E£ 321) | E£ 356 | - 10% | |

2 tickets to the movies | R$ 38 (E£ 165) | E£ 70 | + 135% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | R$ 226 (E£ 982) | E£ 702 | + 40% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | R$ 70 (E£ 304) | E£ 183 | + 66% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | R$ 35 (E£ 151) | E£ 100 | + 51% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | R$ 5.50 (E£ 24) | E£ 16 | + 46% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | R$ 4.25 (E£ 18) | E£ 12 | + 54% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | R$ 2,701 (E£ 11,714) | E£ 10,194 | + 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | R$ 1.13 (E£ 4.90) | E£ 0.17 | + 2783% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | R$ 123 (E£ 531) | E£ 314 | + 69% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | R$ 5.62 (E£ 24) | E£ 20 | + 22% | |

TOTAL | + 78% |

These prices were last updated on September 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.337
EGP
/
BRL

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#
Cost of living in
**Recife (Brazil)**
is
**78% more expensive than**
in
**Cairo (Egypt)**

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