- Cost of Living
- Eritrea
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 264% | |||
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Food in Eritrea is 264% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Nakfa483 (E£ 577) | E£ 142 | + 307% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Nakfa120 (E£ 143) | E£ 69 | + 109% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Nakfa125 (E£ 149) | E£ 39 | + 287% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Nakfa31 (E£ 37) | E£ 14 | + 157% | |

12 eggs, large | Nakfa70 (E£ 84) | E£ 21 | + 295% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Nakfa25 (E£ 30) | E£ 10 | + 196% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Nakfa141 (E£ 168) | E£ 32 | + 429% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Nakfa153 (E£ 182) | E£ 25 | + 641% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Nakfa28 (E£ 33) | E£ 7 | + 386% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Nakfa31 (E£ 36) | E£ 22 | + 67% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Nakfa531 (E£ 635) | E£ 146 | + 336% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Nakfa62 (E£ 74) | E£ 12 | + 498% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Nakfa13 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.81 | + 157% | |

Housing | + 189% | |||

Housing in Eritrea is 189% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Nakfa15,248 (E£ 18,217) | E£ 8,190 | + 122% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Nakfa6,345 (E£ 7,581) | E£ 5,267 | + 44% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Nakfa400 (E£ 478) | E£ 908 | - 47% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Nakfa6,603 (E£ 7,889) | E£ 6,098 | + 29% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Nakfa3,250 (E£ 3,883) | E£ 3,794 | + 2% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Nakfa300 (E£ 358) | E£ 610 | - 41% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Nakfa2,500 (E£ 2,987) | E£ 235 | + 1171% | |

40” flat screen TV | Nakfa17,500 (E£ 20,908) | E£ 6,021 | + 247% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Nakfa5,000 (E£ 5,974) | E£ 3,030 | + 97% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Nakfa325 (E£ 388) | E£ 102 | + 282% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 91 | - | |

Clothes | + 38% | |||

Clothes in Eritrea is 38% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Nakfa1,200 (E£ 1,434) | E£ 874 | + 64% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Nakfa750 (E£ 896) | E£ 761 | + 18% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Nakfa2,100 (E£ 2,509) | E£ 1,831 | + 37% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Nakfa2,300 (E£ 2,748) | E£ 1,123 | + 145% | |

Transportation | + 190% | |||

Transportation in Eritrea is 190% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Nakfa600,000 (E£ 716,857) | E£ 444,807 | + 61% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Nakfa30 (E£ 36) | E£ 6 | + 495% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Nakfa1,575 (E£ 1,882) | E£ 435 | + 333% | |

Personal Care | + 200% | |||

Personal Care in Eritrea is 200% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Nakfa115 (E£ 137) | E£ 37 | + 268% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Nakfa145 (E£ 173) | E£ 75 | + 131% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Nakfa300 (E£ 358) | E£ 351 | + 2% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | E£ 60 | - | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Nakfa156 (E£ 187) | E£ 49 | + 279% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Nakfa252 (E£ 301) | E£ 48 | + 529% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Nakfa50 (E£ 60) | E£ 25 | + 137% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Nakfa70 (E£ 84) | E£ 19 | + 349% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Nakfa120 (E£ 143) | E£ 70 | + 105% | |

Entertainment | + 40% | |||

Entertainment in Eritrea is 40% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Nakfa1,374 (E£ 1,642) | E£ 320 | + 413% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Nakfa40 (E£ 48) | E£ 133 | - 64% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 728 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Nakfa770 (E£ 920) | E£ 524 | + 76% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Nakfa112 (E£ 134) | E£ 95 | + 42% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Nakfa16 (E£ 19) | E£ 42 | - 55% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Nakfa33 (E£ 39) | E£ 41 | - 4% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Nakfa8,750 (E£ 10,454) | E£ 9,559 | + 9% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Nakfa1.71 (E£ 2.04) | E£ 4.68 | - 56% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Nakfa375 (E£ 448) | E£ 787 | - 43% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Nakfa70 (E£ 84) | E£ 37 | + 125% | |

TOTAL | + 160% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,871 prices entered by 307 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
1.195
EGP
/
ERN

#
Cost of living in
**Eritrea**
is
**160% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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