- Cost of Living
- China
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 59% | |||
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Food in China is 59% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 53元 (E£ 138) | E£ 142 | - 3% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 34元 (E£ 88) | E£ 69 | + 29% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 15元 (E£ 39) | E£ 39 | + 1% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 15元 (E£ 40) | E£ 14 | + 177% | |

12 eggs, large | 16元 (E£ 41) | E£ 21 | + 92% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 8元 (E£ 21) | E£ 10 | + 106% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 59元 (E£ 154) | E£ 32 | + 386% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 13元 (E£ 35) | E£ 25 | + 42% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 7元 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 152% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 5.79元 (E£ 15) | E£ 22 | - 31% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 113元 (E£ 293) | E£ 146 | + 101% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 8元 (E£ 20) | E£ 12 | + 62% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 12元 (E£ 32) | E£ 5.81 | + 456% | |

Housing | + 98% | |||

Housing in China is 98% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 9,794元 (E£ 25,461) | E£ 8,190 | + 211% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 4,472元 (E£ 11,625) | E£ 5,267 | + 121% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 440元 (E£ 1,144) | E£ 908 | + 26% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 5,656元 (E£ 14,704) | E£ 6,098 | + 141% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,586元 (E£ 9,324) | E£ 3,794 | + 146% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 322元 (E£ 838) | E£ 610 | + 37% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 84元 (E£ 218) | E£ 235 | - 7% | |

40” flat screen TV | 2,213元 (E£ 5,753) | E£ 6,021 | - 4% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 663元 (E£ 1,725) | E£ 3,030 | - 43% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 39元 (E£ 101) | E£ 102 | - 1% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 39元 (E£ 101) | E£ 91 | + 11% | |

Clothes | + 8% | |||

Clothes in China is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 560元 (E£ 1,455) | E£ 874 | + 67% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 268元 (E£ 697) | E£ 761 | - 8% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 606元 (E£ 1,575) | E£ 1,831 | - 14% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 676元 (E£ 1,757) | E£ 1,123 | + 56% | |

Transportation | + 2% | |||

Transportation in China is 2% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 143,546元 (E£ 373,179) | E£ 444,807 | - 16% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 7元 (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 217% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 151元 (E£ 394) | E£ 435 | - 9% | |

Personal Care | + 82% | |||

Personal Care in China is 82% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 27元 (E£ 69) | E£ 37 | + 85% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 33元 (E£ 85) | E£ 75 | + 13% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 364元 (E£ 946) | E£ 351 | + 169% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 27元 (E£ 71) | E£ 60 | + 18% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 36元 (E£ 95) | E£ 49 | + 92% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 37元 (E£ 96) | E£ 48 | + 101% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 10元 (E£ 25) | E£ 25 | - 0% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 14元 (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 96% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 61元 (E£ 157) | E£ 70 | + 125% | |

Entertainment | + 17% | |||

Entertainment in China is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 155元 (E£ 404) | E£ 320 | + 26% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 87元 (E£ 226) | E£ 133 | + 70% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 771元 (E£ 2,005) | E£ 728 | + 176% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 374元 (E£ 972) | E£ 524 | + 86% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 59元 (E£ 154) | E£ 95 | + 63% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 33元 (E£ 87) | E£ 42 | + 109% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 34元 (E£ 87) | E£ 41 | + 114% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,300元 (E£ 8,578) | E£ 9,559 | - 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.00元 (E£ 2.61) | E£ 4.68 | - 44% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 302元 (E£ 784) | E£ 787 | - 0% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 20元 (E£ 53) | E£ 37 | + 42% | |

TOTAL | + 40% |

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.600
EGP
/
CNY

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#
Cost of living in
**China**
is
**40% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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