- Cost of Living
- Australia
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Australia**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 149% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Australia is 149% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | AU$17 (E£ 216) | E£ 146 | + 48% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | AU$11 (E£ 145) | E£ 70 | + 108% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | AU$6 (E£ 80) | E£ 39 | + 108% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | AU$1.31 (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 18% | |

12 eggs, large | AU$5.77 (E£ 75) | E£ 22 | + 244% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | AU$5.07 (E£ 66) | E£ 11 | + 518% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | AU$9 (E£ 118) | E£ 33 | + 261% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | AU$4.23 (E£ 55) | E£ 26 | + 114% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | AU$3.41 (E£ 44) | E£ 7 | + 546% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | AU$5.31 (E£ 69) | E£ 22 | + 211% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | AU$20 (E£ 258) | E£ 152 | + 69% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | AU$3.29 (E£ 43) | E£ 13 | + 239% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | AU$2.29 (E£ 30) | E£ 5.73 | + 421% | |

Housing | + 287% | |||

Housing in Australia is 287% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | AU$2,653 (E£ 34,549) | E£ 8,335 | + 314% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | AU$2,068 (E£ 26,927) | E£ 5,159 | + 422% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | AU$303 (E£ 3,940) | E£ 908 | + 334% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | AU$2,036 (E£ 26,516) | E£ 6,098 | + 335% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | AU$1,451 (E£ 18,896) | E£ 3,794 | + 398% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | AU$264 (E£ 3,436) | E£ 610 | + 463% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | AU$60 (E£ 782) | E£ 251 | + 212% | |

40” flat screen TV | AU$584 (E£ 7,605) | E£ 6,021 | + 26% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | AU$189 (E£ 2,464) | E£ 3,030 | - 19% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | AU$13 (E£ 163) | E£ 102 | + 60% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | AU$30 (E£ 386) | E£ 91 | + 323% | |

Clothes | + 32% | |||

Clothes in Australia is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | AU$106 (E£ 1,382) | E£ 874 | + 58% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | AU$74 (E£ 962) | E£ 761 | + 26% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | AU$146 (E£ 1,904) | E£ 1,862 | + 2% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | AU$154 (E£ 2,000) | E£ 1,123 | + 78% | |

Transportation | + 129% | |||

Transportation in Australia is 129% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | AU$26,836 (E£ 349,505) | E£ 444,807 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | AU$1.46 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.87 | + 225% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | AU$138 (E£ 1,801) | E£ 435 | + 314% | |

Personal Care | + 115% | |||

Personal Care in Australia is 115% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | AU$10 (E£ 127) | E£ 41 | + 212% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | AU$16 (E£ 213) | E£ 74 | + 186% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | AU$71 (E£ 928) | E£ 334 | + 178% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | AU$8 (E£ 98) | E£ 60 | + 64% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | AU$5.18 (E£ 67) | E£ 50 | + 36% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | AU$7 (E£ 90) | E£ 52 | + 73% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | AU$3.25 (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 65% | |

Tube of toothpaste | AU$3.81 (E£ 50) | E£ 20 | + 142% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | AU$29 (E£ 376) | E£ 70 | + 438% | |

Entertainment | + 92% | |||

Entertainment in Australia is 92% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | AU$55 (E£ 714) | E£ 329 | + 117% | |

2 tickets to the movies | AU$36 (E£ 466) | E£ 134 | + 247% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | AU$205 (E£ 2,667) | E£ 728 | + 266% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | AU$105 (E£ 1,372) | E£ 524 | + 162% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | AU$18 (E£ 235) | E£ 91 | + 158% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | AU$4.63 (E£ 60) | E£ 42 | + 45% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | AU$9 (E£ 115) | E£ 43 | + 169% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | AU$602 (E£ 7,838) | E£ 10,473 | - 25% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | AU$0.57 (E£ 7) | E£ 4.68 | + 58% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | AU$77 (E£ 996) | E£ 820 | + 21% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | AU$31 (E£ 409) | E£ 37 | + 1018% | |

TOTAL | + 149% |

These prices were last updated on November 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.024
EGP
/
AUD

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 17,007 prices entered by 2,558 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Australia**
is
**149% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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