- Cost of Living
- France
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 199% | |||
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Food in France is 199% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €16 (E£ 355) | E£ 130 | + 173% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 180) | E£ 64 | + 182% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €6 (E£ 138) | E£ 39 | + 257% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.21 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 95% | |

12 eggs, large | €4.04 (E£ 89) | E£ 23 | + 288% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.71 (E£ 60) | E£ 11 | + 442% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €7 (E£ 163) | E£ 31 | + 426% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.56 (E£ 56) | E£ 23 | + 150% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.84 (E£ 41) | E£ 7 | + 513% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €2.18 (E£ 48) | E£ 19 | + 148% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €9 (E£ 200) | E£ 165 | + 21% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.99 (E£ 44) | E£ 11 | + 306% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.15 (E£ 25) | E£ 9 | + 172% | |

Housing | + 353% | |||

Housing in France is 353% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €2,184 (E£ 48,261) | E£ 8,093 | + 496% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €1,530 (E£ 33,796) | E£ 4,341 | + 678% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €149 (E£ 3,298) | E£ 800 | + 312% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €1,060 (E£ 23,414) | E£ 5,846 | + 300% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €875 (E£ 19,331) | E£ 2,823 | + 585% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €95 (E£ 2,100) | E£ 609 | + 245% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €23 (E£ 518) | E£ 273 | + 90% | |

40” flat screen TV | €354 (E£ 7,829) | E£ 6,617 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €110 (E£ 2,432) | E£ 2,819 | - 14% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 168) | E£ 82 | + 105% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €15 (E£ 332) | E£ 37 | + 799% | |

Clothes | + 34% | |||

Clothes in France is 34% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €95 (E£ 2,104) | E£ 864 | + 143% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €36 (E£ 799) | E£ 791 | + 1% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €100 (E£ 2,214) | E£ 1,781 | + 24% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €138 (E£ 3,047) | E£ 1,319 | + 131% | |

Transportation | + 128% | |||

Transportation in France is 128% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €24,174 (E£ 534,063) | E£ 486,100 | + 10% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.39 (E£ 31) | E£ 4.76 | + 546% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €68 (E£ 1,509) | E£ 393 | + 284% | |

Personal Care | + 158% | |||

Personal Care in France is 158% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.66 (E£ 125) | E£ 40 | + 216% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €6 (E£ 134) | E£ 76 | + 75% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €26 (E£ 566) | E£ 244 | + 132% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.54 (E£ 100) | E£ 54 | + 87% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €4.21 (E£ 93) | E£ 45 | + 106% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €4.04 (E£ 89) | E£ 39 | + 126% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.92 (E£ 42) | E£ 16 | + 170% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.44 (E£ 54) | E£ 19 | + 186% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €24 (E£ 541) | E£ 52 | + 943% | |

Entertainment | + 161% | |||

Entertainment in France is 161% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €45 (E£ 987) | E£ 316 | + 212% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €20 (E£ 452) | E£ 124 | + 265% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €80 (E£ 1,772) | E£ 440 | + 303% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €66 (E£ 1,468) | E£ 487 | + 201% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €11 (E£ 244) | E£ 97 | + 153% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €3.94 (E£ 87) | E£ 36 | + 142% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €6 (E£ 133) | E£ 63 | + 112% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €481 (E£ 10,633) | E£ 11,870 | - 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.17 (E£ 3.65) | E£ 0.22 | + 1565% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €61 (E£ 1,357) | E£ 580 | + 134% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €7 (E£ 163) | E£ 32 | + 404% | |

TOTAL | + 188% |

These prices were last updated on February 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
22.093
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**France**
is
**188% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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