Cost of living in France compared to Egypt
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Food | + 118% | |||
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Food in France is 118% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €16 (E£ 264) | E£ 129 | + 105% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 144) | E£ 72 | + 98% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €6 (E£ 107) | E£ 45 | + 137% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.15 (E£ 19) | E£ 16 | + 23% | |
12 eggs, large | €4.44 (E£ 75) | E£ 20 | + 271% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.80 (E£ 47) | E£ 8 | + 467% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €8 (E£ 133) | E£ 45 | + 198% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.68 (E£ 45) | E£ 24 | + 89% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.92 (E£ 33) | E£ 8 | + 302% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €2.03 (E£ 34) | E£ 26 | + 31% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €9 (E£ 146) | E£ 178 | - 18% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €2.00 (E£ 34) | E£ 14 | + 150% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.17 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 177% | |
Housing | + 252% | |||
Housing in France is 252% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €2,283 (E£ 38,652) | E£ 9,189 | + 321% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €1,300 (E£ 22,003) | E£ 4,809 | + 358% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €149 (E£ 2,519) | E£ 753 | + 235% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €1,231 (E£ 20,830) | E£ 5,907 | + 253% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €942 (E£ 15,945) | E£ 3,261 | + 389% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €96 (E£ 1,621) | E£ 655 | + 148% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €23 (E£ 384) | E£ 186 | + 107% | |
40” flat screen tv | €404 (E£ 6,838) | E£ 4,975 | + 37% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €98 (E£ 1,664) | E£ 2,048 | - 19% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 136) | E£ 90 | + 51% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €15 (E£ 249) | E£ 45 | + 455% | |
Clothes | - 7% | |||
Clothes in France is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €90 (E£ 1,520) | E£ 939 | + 62% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €34 (E£ 578) | E£ 824 | - 30% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €102 (E£ 1,731) | E£ 2,104 | - 18% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €118 (E£ 1,997) | E£ 1,441 | + 39% | |
Transportation | + 116% | |||
Transportation in France is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €25,593 (E£ 433,236) | E£ 409,238 | + 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.50 (E£ 25) | E£ 7 | + 240% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €71 (E£ 1,207) | E£ 339 | + 256% | |
Personal Care | + 65% | |||
Personal Care in France is 65% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €4.47 (E£ 76) | E£ 44 | + 72% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €8 (E£ 137) | E£ 69 | + 100% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €25 (E£ 419) | E£ 261 | + 61% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €4.49 (E£ 76) | E£ 102 | - 25% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €4.04 (E£ 68) | E£ 43 | + 60% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €4.06 (E£ 69) | E£ 42 | + 62% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.79 (E£ 30) | E£ 24 | + 24% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €2.06 (E£ 35) | E£ 23 | + 54% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €23 (E£ 385) | E£ 67 | + 472% | |
Entertainment | + 43% | |||
Entertainment in France is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €37 (E£ 633) | E£ 468 | + 35% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €21 (E£ 348) | E£ 170 | + 105% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €73 (E£ 1,232) | E£ 1,334 | - 8% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €53 (E£ 893) | E£ 571 | + 56% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €10 (E£ 174) | E£ 78 | + 121% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €4.34 (E£ 73) | E£ 38 | + 95% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.91 (E£ 100) | E£ 48 | + 109% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €454 (E£ 7,689) | E£ 8,858 | - 13% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.11 (E£ 1.90) | E£ 1.44 | + 32% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €43 (E£ 735) | E£ 536 | + 37% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €9 (E£ 147) | E£ 40 | + 265% | |
TOTAL | + 113% |
These prices were last updated on February 25, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in France is 113% more expensive than in Egypt
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