- Cost of Living
- China
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in China compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 52% | |||
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Food in China is 52% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 49元 (E£ 126) | E£ 130 | - 3% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 34元 (E£ 86) | E£ 70 | + 24% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 14元 (E£ 35) | E£ 39 | - 10% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 15元 (E£ 38) | E£ 15 | + 158% | |
12 eggs, large | 15元 (E£ 39) | E£ 21 | + 83% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 8元 (E£ 19) | E£ 10 | + 103% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 60元 (E£ 154) | E£ 31 | + 405% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 13元 (E£ 34) | E£ 25 | + 38% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 6元 (E£ 16) | E£ 8 | + 105% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 5.60元 (E£ 14) | E£ 23 | - 37% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 111元 (E£ 285) | E£ 161 | + 77% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 7元 (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 44% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 11元 (E£ 28) | E£ 5.47 | + 419% | |
Housing | + 87% | |||
Housing in China is 87% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 8,991元 (E£ 23,015) | E£ 8,316 | + 177% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 4,362元 (E£ 11,167) | E£ 4,892 | + 128% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 428元 (E£ 1,096) | E£ 763 | + 44% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 5,203元 (E£ 13,318) | E£ 6,256 | + 113% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,294元 (E£ 8,433) | E£ 4,018 | + 110% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 264元 (E£ 676) | E£ 594 | + 14% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 89元 (E£ 227) | E£ 218 | + 4% | |
40” flat screen TV | 2,101元 (E£ 5,379) | E£ 5,901 | - 9% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 714元 (E£ 1,829) | E£ 3,116 | - 41% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 36元 (E£ 92) | E£ 96 | - 4% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 54元 (E£ 137) | E£ 88 | + 55% | |
Clothes | - 0% | |||
Clothes in China is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 522元 (E£ 1,337) | E£ 884 | + 51% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 278元 (E£ 712) | E£ 841 | - 15% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 628元 (E£ 1,607) | E£ 1,956 | - 18% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 658元 (E£ 1,684) | E£ 933 | + 81% | |
Transportation | - 14% | |||
Transportation in China is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 141,996元 (E£ 363,489) | E£ 428,575 | - 15% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 7元 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 186% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 151元 (E£ 387) | E£ 636 | - 39% | |
Personal Care | + 81% | |||
Personal Care in China is 81% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 29元 (E£ 74) | E£ 41 | + 80% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 36元 (E£ 91) | E£ 72 | + 27% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 281元 (E£ 719) | E£ 290 | + 148% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 46元 (E£ 117) | E£ 47 | + 148% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 39元 (E£ 99) | E£ 49 | + 103% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 36元 (E£ 93) | E£ 49 | + 90% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 10元 (E£ 26) | E£ 25 | + 2% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 14元 (E£ 35) | E£ 22 | + 61% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 58元 (E£ 148) | E£ 76 | + 94% | |
Entertainment | + 33% | |||
Entertainment in China is 33% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 164元 (E£ 420) | E£ 350 | + 20% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 90元 (E£ 230) | E£ 128 | + 80% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 966元 (E£ 2,473) | E£ 798 | + 210% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 393元 (E£ 1,005) | E£ 581 | + 73% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 60元 (E£ 155) | E£ 75 | + 107% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 34元 (E£ 88) | E£ 40 | + 121% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 31元 (E£ 80) | E£ 43 | + 86% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,300元 (E£ 8,446) | E£ 9,712 | - 13% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.81元 (E£ 2.06) | E£ 1.89 | + 9% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 327元 (E£ 838) | E£ 796 | + 5% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 21元 (E£ 54) | E£ 39 | + 40% | |
TOTAL | + 32% |
These prices were last updated on April 24, 2019.
Exchange rate:
2.560
EGP
/
CNY
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Cost of living in China is 32% more expensive than in Egypt
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