- Cost of Living
- Cyprus
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 98% | |||
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Food in Cyprus is 98% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €12 (E£ 241) | E£ 144 | + 67% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €6 (E£ 124) | E£ 70 | + 76% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.97 (E£ 82) | E£ 39 | + 111% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.37 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 99% | |

12 eggs, large | €3.11 (E£ 64) | E£ 22 | + 195% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.48 (E£ 30) | E£ 11 | + 186% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €3.55 (E£ 73) | E£ 32 | + 126% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.83 (E£ 38) | E£ 26 | + 46% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €0.79 (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 145% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.11 (E£ 23) | E£ 21 | + 7% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €5.35 (E£ 110) | E£ 156 | - 29% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.89 (E£ 39) | E£ 12 | + 212% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.34 (E£ 28) | E£ 5.99 | + 361% | |

Housing | + 103% | |||

Housing in Cyprus is 103% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €911 (E£ 18,715) | E£ 8,249 | + 127% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €646 (E£ 13,267) | E£ 5,137 | + 158% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €119 (E£ 2,451) | E£ 891 | + 175% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €576 (E£ 11,837) | E£ 5,950 | + 99% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €419 (E£ 8,613) | E£ 3,659 | + 135% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €64 (E£ 1,311) | E£ 617 | + 113% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €27 (E£ 560) | E£ 253 | + 121% | |

40” flat screen TV | €344 (E£ 7,061) | E£ 6,021 | + 17% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €85 (E£ 1,737) | E£ 3,028 | - 43% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €5.58 (E£ 115) | E£ 102 | + 13% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €6 (E£ 125) | E£ 90 | + 39% | |

Clothes | + 9% | |||

Clothes in Cyprus is 9% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €67 (E£ 1,386) | E£ 896 | + 55% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €38 (E£ 789) | E£ 790 | - 0% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €73 (E£ 1,498) | E£ 1,892 | - 21% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €88 (E£ 1,817) | E£ 1,162 | + 56% | |

Transportation | + 43% | |||

Transportation in Cyprus is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €15,790 (E£ 324,453) | E£ 451,706 | - 28% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.22 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.79 | + 333% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €40 (E£ 818) | E£ 435 | + 88% | |

Personal Care | + 115% | |||

Personal Care in Cyprus is 115% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.50 (E£ 113) | E£ 39 | + 187% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €13 (E£ 274) | E£ 78 | + 252% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €49 (E£ 1,008) | E£ 337 | + 200% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.58 (E£ 94) | E£ 55 | + 71% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.48 (E£ 71) | E£ 52 | + 37% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.54 (E£ 73) | E£ 51 | + 43% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.85 (E£ 38) | E£ 23 | + 63% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.45 (E£ 50) | E£ 18 | + 174% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €11 (E£ 228) | E£ 70 | + 227% | |

Entertainment | + 24% | |||

Entertainment in Cyprus is 24% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €31 (E£ 637) | E£ 323 | + 97% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 328) | E£ 131 | + 150% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €35 (E£ 719) | E£ 693 | + 4% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €46 (E£ 949) | E£ 524 | + 81% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 175) | E£ 93 | + 87% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.97 (E£ 61) | E£ 42 | + 47% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €3.18 (E£ 65) | E£ 56 | + 16% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €491 (E£ 10,097) | E£ 10,206 | - 1% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.09 (E£ 1.84) | E£ 4.68 | - 61% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €56 (E£ 1,141) | E£ 831 | + 37% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €4.72 (E£ 97) | E£ 36 | + 168% | |

TOTAL | + 61% |

These prices were last updated on October 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.548
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Cyprus**
is
**61% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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