- Cost of Living
- Cyprus
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 107% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Cyprus is 107% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €13 (E£ 270) | E£ 142 | + 91% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €5.98 (E£ 122) | E£ 69 | + 77% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €4.17 (E£ 85) | E£ 39 | + 121% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.39 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 97% | |

12 eggs, large | €3.26 (E£ 66) | E£ 22 | + 204% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.55 (E£ 32) | E£ 10 | + 210% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.10 (E£ 104) | E£ 32 | + 228% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.03 (E£ 41) | E£ 25 | + 67% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.00 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 205% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.16 (E£ 24) | E£ 22 | + 9% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €6 (E£ 132) | E£ 146 | - 9% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.89 (E£ 39) | E£ 12 | + 210% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.11 (E£ 23) | E£ 5.74 | + 294% | |

Housing | + 97% | |||

Housing in Cyprus is 97% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €890 (E£ 18,151) | E£ 8,190 | + 122% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €593 (E£ 12,094) | E£ 5,267 | + 130% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €125 (E£ 2,544) | E£ 908 | + 180% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €559 (E£ 11,395) | E£ 6,098 | + 87% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €384 (E£ 7,831) | E£ 3,794 | + 106% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €80 (E£ 1,637) | E£ 610 | + 168% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €27 (E£ 541) | E£ 235 | + 130% | |

40” flat screen TV | €349 (E£ 7,117) | E£ 6,021 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €101 (E£ 2,062) | E£ 3,030 | - 32% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €6 (E£ 123) | E£ 102 | + 21% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €6 (E£ 122) | E£ 91 | + 34% | |

Clothes | + 12% | |||

Clothes in Cyprus is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €67 (E£ 1,358) | E£ 874 | + 55% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €38 (E£ 772) | E£ 761 | + 1% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €75 (E£ 1,521) | E£ 1,831 | - 17% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €91 (E£ 1,846) | E£ 1,123 | + 64% | |

Transportation | + 44% | |||

Transportation in Cyprus is 44% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €17,598 (E£ 358,901) | E£ 444,807 | - 19% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.27 (E£ 26) | E£ 5.87 | + 343% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €39 (E£ 787) | E£ 435 | + 81% | |

Personal Care | + 103% | |||

Personal Care in Cyprus is 103% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.15 (E£ 105) | E£ 37 | + 182% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €13 (E£ 256) | E£ 74 | + 247% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €48 (E£ 989) | E£ 359 | + 175% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €5.36 (E£ 109) | E£ 60 | + 82% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.74 (E£ 76) | E£ 50 | + 54% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.50 (E£ 71) | E£ 52 | + 37% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.73 (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 38% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.49 (E£ 51) | E£ 20 | + 148% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €10 (E£ 211) | E£ 70 | + 201% | |

Entertainment | + 26% | |||

Entertainment in Cyprus is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €30 (E£ 608) | E£ 320 | + 90% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 323) | E£ 133 | + 144% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €35 (E£ 713) | E£ 728 | - 2% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €46 (E£ 932) | E£ 524 | + 78% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €8 (E£ 172) | E£ 95 | + 82% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €3.02 (E£ 62) | E£ 42 | + 48% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €3.00 (E£ 61) | E£ 41 | + 50% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €491 (E£ 10,022) | E£ 10,146 | - 1% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.11 (E£ 2.33) | E£ 4.68 | - 50% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €55 (E£ 1,113) | E£ 820 | + 36% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €4.63 (E£ 94) | E£ 37 | + 154% | |

TOTAL | + 63% |

These prices were last updated on December 07, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.394
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Cyprus**
is
**63% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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