Cost of living in France compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 206% | |||
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Food in France is 206% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
France | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €20 (E£ 1,000) | E£ 230 | + 334% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €11 (E£ 558) | E£ 212 | + 162% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €8 (E£ 385) | E£ 110 | + 252% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.37 (E£ 70) | E£ 39 | + 79% | |
12 eggs, large | €5.03 (E£ 258) | E£ 67 | + 282% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €3.26 (E£ 167) | E£ 14 | + 1065% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €7 (E£ 374) | E£ 101 | + 269% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.76 (E£ 142) | E£ 61 | + 130% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €2.03 (E£ 104) | E£ 19 | + 436% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €2.42 (E£ 124) | E£ 99 | + 25% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €10 (E£ 532) | E£ 491 | + 8% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €2.19 (E£ 112) | E£ 28 | + 299% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.32 (E£ 68) | E£ 15 | + 364% | |
Housing | + 324% | |||
Housing in France is 324% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
France | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €1,681 (E£ 86,206) | E£ 18,572 | + 364% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €1,369 (E£ 70,164) | E£ 20,672 | + 239% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €197 (E£ 10,086) | E£ 1,700 | + 493% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €1,017 (E£ 52,125) | E£ 12,513 | + 317% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €772 (E£ 39,568) | E£ 7,046 | + 462% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €132 (E£ 6,744) | E£ 989 | + 582% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €30 (E£ 1,540) | E£ 257 | + 500% | |
40” flat screen tv | €429 (E£ 22,014) | E£ 10,890 | + 102% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €151 (E£ 7,757) | E£ 8,374 | - 7% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €11 (E£ 569) | E£ 294 | + 93% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €16 (E£ 801) | E£ 165 | + 384% | |
Clothes | + 54% | |||
Clothes in France is 54% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
France | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €96 (E£ 4,943) | E£ 1,873 | + 164% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €41 (E£ 2,086) | E£ 1,688 | + 24% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €102 (E£ 5,224) | E£ 4,873 | + 7% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €123 (E£ 6,321) | E£ 3,288 | + 92% | |
Transportation | + 145% | |||
Transportation in France is 145% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
France | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €30,827 (E£ 1,580,468) | E£ 1,385,570 | + 14% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.89 (E£ 97) | E£ 14 | + 615% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €61 (E£ 3,124) | E£ 866 | + 261% | |
Personal Care | + 69% | |||
Personal Care in France is 69% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
France | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €3.03 (E£ 156) | E£ 137 | + 14% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €7 (E£ 345) | E£ 186 | + 86% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €29 (E£ 1,474) | E£ 452 | + 226% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €4.13 (E£ 212) | E£ 165 | + 28% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.62 (E£ 185) | E£ 187 | - 1% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.99 (E£ 204) | E£ 127 | + 61% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.43 (E£ 125) | E£ 73 | + 71% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €3.31 (E£ 170) | E£ 68 | + 151% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €23 (E£ 1,201) | E£ 122 | + 883% | |
Entertainment | + 185% | |||
Entertainment in France is 185% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
France | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €48 (E£ 2,440) | E£ 784 | + 211% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €24 (E£ 1,215) | E£ 333 | + 265% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €136 (E£ 6,953) | E£ 912 | + 662% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €73 (E£ 3,758) | E£ 1,014 | + 271% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €12 (E£ 635) | E£ 299 | + 113% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €4.93 (E£ 253) | E£ 116 | + 118% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €8 (E£ 388) | E£ 219 | + 77% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €657 (E£ 33,667) | E£ 24,431 | + 38% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.27 (E£ 14) | E£ 1.70 | + 720% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €34 (E£ 1,762) | E£ 1,195 | + 47% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €11 (E£ 589) | E£ 78 | + 653% | |
TOTAL | + 184% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 2,228 prices entered by 330 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 22, 2024.
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Cost of living in France is 184% more expensive than in Egypt
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