- Cost of Living
- Cyprus
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 116% | |||
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Food in Cyprus is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €14 (E£ 272) | E£ 139 | + 96% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €6 (E£ 126) | E£ 70 | + 81% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €4.54 (E£ 90) | E£ 38 | + 137% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.38 (E£ 27) | E£ 15 | + 88% | |

12 eggs, large | €3.28 (E£ 65) | E£ 21 | + 211% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.68 (E£ 33) | E£ 10 | + 243% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.33 (E£ 106) | E£ 32 | + 233% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.17 (E£ 43) | E£ 25 | + 73% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.09 (E£ 22) | E£ 8 | + 187% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.26 (E£ 25) | E£ 22 | + 15% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 142) | E£ 143 | - 1% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.96 (E£ 39) | E£ 13 | + 206% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.18 (E£ 23) | E£ 5.67 | + 314% | |

Housing | + 111% | |||

Housing in Cyprus is 111% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €943 (E£ 18,760) | E£ 8,479 | + 121% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €696 (E£ 13,850) | E£ 5,077 | + 173% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €141 (E£ 2,802) | E£ 806 | + 247% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €582 (E£ 11,577) | E£ 6,138 | + 89% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €403 (E£ 8,007) | E£ 3,848 | + 108% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €98 (E£ 1,947) | E£ 605 | + 222% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €28 (E£ 550) | E£ 220 | + 150% | |

40” flat screen TV | €346 (E£ 6,872) | E£ 5,888 | + 17% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €99 (E£ 1,978) | E£ 3,078 | - 36% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €14 (E£ 280) | E£ 95 | + 195% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €5.85 (E£ 116) | E£ 91 | + 28% | |

Clothes | + 13% | |||

Clothes in Cyprus is 13% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €85 (E£ 1,681) | E£ 888 | + 89% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €39 (E£ 767) | E£ 852 | - 10% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €85 (E£ 1,700) | E£ 1,886 | - 10% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €114 (E£ 2,265) | E£ 920 | + 146% | |

Transportation | + 26% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €18,107 (E£ 360,130) | E£ 441,627 | - 18% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.26 (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 290% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €40 (E£ 803) | E£ 604 | + 33% | |

Personal Care | + 95% | |||

Personal Care in Cyprus is 95% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.15 (E£ 102) | E£ 41 | + 150% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €13 (E£ 266) | E£ 72 | + 267% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €48 (E£ 963) | E£ 309 | + 212% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €6 (E£ 123) | E£ 52 | + 136% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.01 (E£ 60) | E£ 50 | + 19% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.25 (E£ 65) | E£ 48 | + 34% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.68 (E£ 33) | E£ 26 | + 27% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.29 (E£ 46) | E£ 21 | + 112% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €10 (E£ 201) | E£ 76 | + 164% | |

Entertainment | + 39% | |||

Entertainment in Cyprus is 39% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €31 (E£ 624) | E£ 358 | + 74% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 320) | E£ 129 | + 149% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €85 (E£ 1,694) | E£ 767 | + 121% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €51 (E£ 1,014) | E£ 558 | + 81% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €8 (E£ 164) | E£ 86 | + 92% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €3.10 (E£ 62) | E£ 38 | + 61% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €3.36 (E£ 67) | E£ 40 | + 66% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €518 (E£ 10,307) | E£ 10,323 | - 0% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.13 (E£ 2.52) | E£ 3.01 | - 16% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €53 (E£ 1,057) | E£ 873 | + 21% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €4.38 (E£ 87) | E£ 38 | + 132% | |

TOTAL | + 63% |

These prices were last updated on February 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
19.889
EGP
/
EUR

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

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