- Cost of Living
- Finland
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 150% | |||
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Food in Finland is 150% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €12 (E£ 240) | E£ 139 | + 73% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €7 (E£ 151) | E£ 68 | + 121% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €5.44 (E£ 111) | E£ 39 | + 187% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.06 (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 49% | |

12 eggs, large | €2.56 (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | + 144% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €3.13 (E£ 64) | E£ 10 | + 528% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.25 (E£ 107) | E£ 31 | + 239% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.23 (E£ 45) | E£ 25 | + 84% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €0.96 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 173% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €2.35 (E£ 48) | E£ 22 | + 119% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €14 (E£ 275) | E£ 150 | + 84% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €2.53 (E£ 52) | E£ 13 | + 311% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.52 (E£ 31) | E£ 5.69 | + 442% | |

Housing | + 247% | |||

Housing in Finland is 247% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,778 (E£ 36,168) | E£ 8,598 | + 321% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €1,277 (E£ 25,981) | E£ 5,254 | + 395% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €72 (E£ 1,462) | E£ 880 | + 66% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €1,133 (E£ 23,039) | E£ 5,801 | + 297% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €795 (E£ 16,173) | E£ 3,965 | + 308% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €54 (E£ 1,100) | E£ 619 | + 78% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €16 (E£ 332) | E£ 234 | + 42% | |

40” flat screen TV | €396 (E£ 8,053) | E£ 5,850 | + 38% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €88 (E£ 1,787) | E£ 2,926 | - 39% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €6 (E£ 132) | E£ 97 | + 37% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €34 (E£ 688) | E£ 91 | + 653% | |

Clothes | + 17% | |||

Clothes in Finland is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €90 (E£ 1,835) | E£ 902 | + 103% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €32 (E£ 641) | E£ 808 | - 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €93 (E£ 1,890) | E£ 1,787 | + 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €133 (E£ 2,701) | E£ 947 | + 185% | |

Transportation | + 86% | |||

Transportation in Finland is 86% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €26,250 (E£ 533,975) | E£ 438,533 | + 22% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.55 (E£ 31) | E£ 6 | + 412% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €53 (E£ 1,083) | E£ 491 | + 120% | |

Personal Care | + 152% | |||

Personal Care in Finland is 152% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €7 (E£ 148) | E£ 37 | + 296% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €14 (E£ 275) | E£ 74 | + 273% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €71 (E£ 1,434) | E£ 287 | + 400% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.25 (E£ 87) | E£ 60 | + 44% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.90 (E£ 79) | E£ 50 | + 57% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.32 (E£ 68) | E£ 49 | + 38% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.44 (E£ 29) | E£ 26 | + 12% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €1.64 (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 56% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €29 (E£ 594) | E£ 72 | + 729% | |

Entertainment | + 71% | |||

Entertainment in Finland is 71% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €40 (E£ 808) | E£ 322 | + 151% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €25 (E£ 514) | E£ 133 | + 288% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €95 (E£ 1,927) | E£ 797 | + 142% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €80 (E£ 1,631) | E£ 528 | + 209% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €12 (E£ 235) | E£ 95 | + 148% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €4.05 (E£ 82) | E£ 40 | + 108% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.96 (E£ 121) | E£ 40 | + 206% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €418 (E£ 8,504) | E£ 10,146 | - 16% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.07 (E£ 1.42) | E£ 3.42 | - 59% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €47 (E£ 950) | E£ 735 | + 29% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €7 (E£ 148) | E£ 37 | + 298% | |

TOTAL | + 125% |

These prices were last updated on January 20, 2019.
Exchange rate:
20.342
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Finland**
is
**125% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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