- Cost of Living
- Australia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 150% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Australia is 150% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | AU$17 (E£ 214) | E£ 139 | + 54% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | AU$11 (E£ 144) | E£ 69 | + 110% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | AU$6 (E£ 79) | E£ 38 | + 106% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | AU$1.29 (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 15% | |

12 eggs, large | AU$5.74 (E£ 74) | E£ 21 | + 246% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | AU$4.96 (E£ 64) | E£ 10 | + 531% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | AU$9 (E£ 110) | E£ 31 | + 251% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | AU$4.18 (E£ 54) | E£ 25 | + 119% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | AU$3.34 (E£ 43) | E£ 7 | + 500% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | AU$5.24 (E£ 68) | E£ 22 | + 209% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | AU$19 (E£ 251) | E£ 150 | + 68% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | AU$3.19 (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 228% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | AU$2.17 (E£ 28) | E£ 5.69 | + 392% | |

Housing | + 277% | |||

Housing in Australia is 277% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | AU$2,676 (E£ 34,495) | E£ 8,598 | + 301% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | AU$2,061 (E£ 26,568) | E£ 5,254 | + 406% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | AU$264 (E£ 3,403) | E£ 880 | + 287% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | AU$2,034 (E£ 26,224) | E£ 5,801 | + 352% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | AU$1,442 (E£ 18,582) | E£ 3,965 | + 369% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | AU$197 (E£ 2,539) | E£ 619 | + 310% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | AU$60 (E£ 768) | E£ 234 | + 228% | |

40” flat screen TV | AU$558 (E£ 7,199) | E£ 5,850 | + 23% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | AU$186 (E£ 2,395) | E£ 2,926 | - 18% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | AU$12 (E£ 155) | E£ 97 | + 61% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | AU$29 (E£ 372) | E£ 91 | + 308% | |

Clothes | + 23% | |||

Clothes in Australia is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | AU$104 (E£ 1,340) | E£ 902 | + 49% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | AU$70 (E£ 907) | E£ 808 | + 12% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | AU$142 (E£ 1,837) | E£ 1,787 | + 3% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | AU$149 (E£ 1,917) | E£ 947 | + 102% | |

Transportation | + 118% | |||

Transportation in Australia is 118% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | AU$26,923 (E£ 347,043) | E£ 438,533 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | AU$1.47 (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 208% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | AU$140 (E£ 1,811) | E£ 491 | + 268% | |

Personal Care | + 113% | |||

Personal Care in Australia is 113% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | AU$10 (E£ 130) | E£ 37 | + 248% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | AU$16 (E£ 206) | E£ 74 | + 179% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | AU$71 (E£ 909) | E£ 287 | + 217% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | AU$7 (E£ 89) | E£ 60 | + 49% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | AU$5.18 (E£ 67) | E£ 50 | + 33% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | AU$7 (E£ 87) | E£ 49 | + 78% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | AU$3.24 (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 59% | |

Tube of toothpaste | AU$3.86 (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | + 134% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | AU$29 (E£ 375) | E£ 72 | + 424% | |

Entertainment | + 109% | |||

Entertainment in Australia is 109% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | AU$54 (E£ 700) | E£ 322 | + 118% | |

2 tickets to the movies | AU$36 (E£ 458) | E£ 133 | + 245% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | AU$202 (E£ 2,605) | E£ 797 | + 227% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | AU$102 (E£ 1,315) | E£ 528 | + 149% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | AU$18 (E£ 231) | E£ 95 | + 145% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | AU$4.61 (E£ 59) | E£ 40 | + 50% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | AU$9 (E£ 115) | E£ 40 | + 191% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | AU$583 (E£ 7,511) | E£ 10,146 | - 26% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | AU$0.60 (E£ 8) | E£ 3.42 | + 125% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | AU$74 (E£ 950) | E£ 735 | + 29% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | AU$31 (E£ 401) | E£ 37 | + 979% | |

TOTAL | + 147% |

These prices were last updated on January 16, 2019.
Exchange rate:
12.890
EGP
/
AUD

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 16,424 prices entered by 2,381 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Australia**
is
**147% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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