- Cost of Living
- Canada
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 136% | |||
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Food in Canada is 136% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | C$18 (E£ 240) | E£ 146 | + 65% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | C$10 (E£ 135) | E£ 70 | + 93% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | C$7 (E£ 98) | E£ 39 | + 153% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | C$2.42 (E£ 33) | E£ 14 | + 128% | |

12 eggs, large | C$4.06 (E£ 55) | E£ 22 | + 153% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | C$3.97 (E£ 54) | E£ 11 | + 406% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | C$11 (E£ 144) | E£ 33 | + 343% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | C$3.82 (E£ 52) | E£ 26 | + 102% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | C$2.39 (E£ 33) | E£ 7 | + 373% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | C$3.52 (E£ 48) | E£ 22 | + 116% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | C$18 (E£ 250) | E£ 152 | + 64% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | C$2.40 (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 159% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | C$2.26 (E£ 31) | E£ 5.73 | + 437% | |

Housing | + 213% | |||

Housing in Canada is 213% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | C$2,124 (E£ 28,932) | E£ 8,335 | + 247% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | C$1,664 (E£ 22,672) | E£ 5,159 | + 339% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | C$154 (E£ 2,103) | E£ 908 | + 132% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,638 (E£ 22,319) | E£ 6,098 | + 266% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | C$1,181 (E£ 16,084) | E£ 3,794 | + 324% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | C$100 (E£ 1,363) | E£ 610 | + 123% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | C$53 (E£ 723) | E£ 251 | + 189% | |

40” flat screen TV | C$475 (E£ 6,471) | E£ 6,021 | + 7% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | C$157 (E£ 2,133) | E£ 3,030 | - 30% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | C$12 (E£ 159) | E£ 102 | + 56% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | C$24 (E£ 328) | E£ 91 | + 260% | |

Clothes | + 6% | |||

Clothes in Canada is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | C$72 (E£ 975) | E£ 874 | + 11% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | C$58 (E£ 784) | E£ 761 | + 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | C$115 (E£ 1,569) | E£ 1,862 | - 16% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | C$137 (E£ 1,862) | E£ 1,123 | + 66% | |

Transportation | + 96% | |||

Transportation in Canada is 96% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | C$22,936 (E£ 312,483) | E£ 444,807 | - 30% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | C$1.30 (E£ 18) | E£ 5.87 | + 203% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | C$109 (E£ 1,489) | E£ 435 | + 243% | |

Personal Care | + 137% | |||

Personal Care in Canada is 137% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | C$10 (E£ 134) | E£ 41 | + 228% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | C$20 (E£ 276) | E£ 74 | + 271% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | C$96 (E£ 1,305) | E£ 334 | + 291% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | C$8 (E£ 113) | E£ 60 | + 89% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | C$4.90 (E£ 67) | E£ 50 | + 34% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | C$5.52 (E£ 75) | E£ 52 | + 44% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | C$2.85 (E£ 39) | E£ 26 | + 52% | |

Tube of toothpaste | C$2.66 (E£ 36) | E£ 20 | + 77% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | C$25 (E£ 336) | E£ 70 | + 382% | |

Entertainment | + 61% | |||

Entertainment in Canada is 61% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | C$54 (E£ 734) | E£ 329 | + 123% | |

2 tickets to the movies | C$27 (E£ 373) | E£ 134 | + 178% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | C$147 (E£ 1,997) | E£ 728 | + 174% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | C$97 (E£ 1,326) | E£ 524 | + 153% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | C$11 (E£ 155) | E£ 91 | + 70% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | C$5.02 (E£ 68) | E£ 42 | + 64% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | C$7 (E£ 96) | E£ 43 | + 124% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | C$599 (E£ 8,157) | E£ 10,473 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | C$0.44 (E£ 6) | E£ 4.68 | + 29% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | C$63 (E£ 858) | E£ 820 | + 5% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | C$14 (E£ 189) | E£ 37 | + 416% | |

TOTAL | + 115% |

These prices were last updated on November 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.624
EGP
/
CAD

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#
Cost of living in
**Canada**
is
**115% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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