- Cost of Living
- Eritrea
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Eritrea compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 233% | |||
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Food in Eritrea is 233% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Nakfa410 (E£ 470) | E£ 134 | + 252% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Nakfa120 (E£ 137) | E£ 70 | + 96% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Nakfa125 (E£ 143) | E£ 39 | + 266% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Nakfa31 (E£ 35) | E£ 15 | + 141% | |
12 eggs, large | Nakfa70 (E£ 81) | E£ 21 | + 276% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Nakfa25 (E£ 29) | E£ 10 | + 201% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Nakfa141 (E£ 161) | E£ 31 | + 428% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Nakfa153 (E£ 175) | E£ 25 | + 602% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Nakfa28 (E£ 32) | E£ 8 | + 308% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Nakfa31 (E£ 35) | E£ 23 | + 54% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Nakfa531 (E£ 609) | E£ 161 | + 279% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | Nakfa62 (E£ 71) | E£ 13 | + 453% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Nakfa13 (E£ 14) | E£ 5.55 | + 158% | |
Housing | + 187% | |||
Housing in Eritrea is 187% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Nakfa15,248 (E£ 17,469) | E£ 8,316 | + 110% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Nakfa6,345 (E£ 7,270) | E£ 4,892 | + 49% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Nakfa400 (E£ 458) | E£ 763 | - 40% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Nakfa7,902 (E£ 9,053) | E£ 6,256 | + 45% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Nakfa3,250 (E£ 3,724) | E£ 4,018 | - 7% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Nakfa300 (E£ 344) | E£ 594 | - 42% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Nakfa2,500 (E£ 2,864) | E£ 218 | + 1216% | |
40” flat screen TV | Nakfa17,500 (E£ 20,050) | E£ 5,901 | + 240% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Nakfa5,000 (E£ 5,729) | E£ 3,116 | + 84% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Nakfa325 (E£ 372) | E£ 96 | + 290% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 88 | - | |
Clothes | + 24% | |||
Clothes in Eritrea is 24% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Nakfa1,200 (E£ 1,375) | E£ 884 | + 56% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Nakfa750 (E£ 859) | E£ 841 | + 2% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Nakfa2,100 (E£ 2,406) | E£ 1,956 | + 23% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Nakfa2,300 (E£ 2,635) | E£ 933 | + 183% | |
Transportation | + 127% | |||
Transportation in Eritrea is 127% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Nakfa600,000 (E£ 687,422) | E£ 428,575 | + 60% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Nakfa30 (E£ 34) | E£ 7 | + 418% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Nakfa1,575 (E£ 1,804) | E£ 701 | + 157% | |
Personal Care | + 195% | |||
Personal Care in Eritrea is 195% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Nakfa115 (E£ 132) | E£ 41 | + 220% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Nakfa145 (E£ 166) | E£ 72 | + 130% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Nakfa300 (E£ 344) | E£ 290 | + 19% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | E£ 47 | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Nakfa156 (E£ 179) | E£ 49 | + 267% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Nakfa252 (E£ 289) | E£ 49 | + 488% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Nakfa50 (E£ 57) | E£ 25 | + 127% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Nakfa70 (E£ 80) | E£ 22 | + 272% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Nakfa120 (E£ 137) | E£ 76 | + 81% | |
Entertainment | + 51% | |||
Entertainment in Eritrea is 51% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Nakfa1,374 (E£ 1,574) | E£ 350 | + 350% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Nakfa40 (E£ 46) | E£ 128 | - 64% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 798 | - | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Nakfa770 (E£ 882) | E£ 581 | + 52% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Nakfa112 (E£ 128) | E£ 75 | + 72% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Nakfa16 (E£ 18) | E£ 40 | - 55% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Nakfa33 (E£ 37) | E£ 43 | - 13% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Nakfa8,750 (E£ 10,025) | E£ 9,712 | + 3% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Nakfa1.71 (E£ 1.95) | E£ 1.89 | + 3% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Nakfa375 (E£ 430) | E£ 821 | - 48% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Nakfa70 (E£ 80) | E£ 39 | + 108% | |
TOTAL | + 138% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,849 prices entered by 275 different people.
These prices were last updated on April 16, 2019.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Eritrea is 138% more expensive than in Egypt
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