- Cost of Living
- France
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 181% | |||
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Food in France is 181% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €16 (E£ 332) | E£ 138 | + 140% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 169) | E£ 67 | + 153% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €6 (E£ 127) | E£ 40 | + 219% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.18 (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 74% | |

12 eggs, large | €4.08 (E£ 85) | E£ 21 | + 313% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.69 (E£ 56) | E£ 11 | + 423% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €7 (E£ 148) | E£ 29 | + 404% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.61 (E£ 54) | E£ 24 | + 121% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.81 (E£ 38) | E£ 7 | + 469% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €2.18 (E£ 45) | E£ 21 | + 116% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €9 (E£ 181) | E£ 150 | + 20% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.97 (E£ 41) | E£ 12 | + 235% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.15 (E£ 24) | E£ 5.99 | + 299% | |

Housing | + 298% | |||

Housing in France is 298% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €2,202 (E£ 45,728) | E£ 7,932 | + 476% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €1,532 (E£ 31,816) | E£ 4,516 | + 605% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €141 (E£ 2,932) | E£ 990 | + 196% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €957 (E£ 19,866) | E£ 5,225 | + 280% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €814 (E£ 16,905) | E£ 3,100 | + 445% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €96 (E£ 1,984) | E£ 590 | + 236% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €24 (E£ 496) | E£ 271 | + 83% | |

40” flat screen TV | €353 (E£ 7,335) | E£ 6,090 | + 20% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €110 (E£ 2,286) | E£ 2,894 | - 21% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 162) | E£ 86 | + 88% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €15 (E£ 316) | E£ 92 | + 243% | |

Clothes | + 30% | |||

Clothes in France is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €90 (E£ 1,877) | E£ 948 | + 98% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €39 (E£ 806) | E£ 759 | + 6% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €103 (E£ 2,130) | E£ 1,971 | + 8% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €139 (E£ 2,880) | E£ 1,420 | + 103% | |

Transportation | + 138% | |||

Transportation in France is 138% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €23,758 (E£ 493,415) | E£ 461,035 | + 7% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.42 (E£ 30) | E£ 5.07 | + 482% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €66 (E£ 1,373) | E£ 316 | + 335% | |

Personal Care | + 115% | |||

Personal Care in France is 115% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.89 (E£ 122) | E£ 42 | + 193% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €7 (E£ 155) | E£ 83 | + 87% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €26 (E£ 539) | E£ 253 | + 114% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.58 (E£ 95) | E£ 57 | + 66% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.99 (E£ 83) | E£ 51 | + 64% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.96 (E£ 82) | E£ 46 | + 81% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.80 (E£ 37) | E£ 19 | + 100% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €2.22 (E£ 46) | E£ 19 | + 144% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €22 (E£ 465) | E£ 61 | + 664% | |

Entertainment | + 11% | |||

Entertainment in France is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €44 (E£ 912) | E£ 311 | + 193% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €21 (E£ 429) | E£ 128 | + 235% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €89 (E£ 1,839) | E£ 793 | + 132% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €68 (E£ 1,413) | E£ 478 | + 196% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €11 (E£ 221) | E£ 97 | + 128% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €4.04 (E£ 84) | E£ 37 | + 126% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €6 (E£ 126) | E£ 55 | + 127% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €461 (E£ 9,569) | E£ 11,835 | - 19% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.22 (E£ 4.67) | E£ 17 | - 73% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €58 (E£ 1,202) | E£ 693 | + 74% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €8 (E£ 159) | E£ 33 | + 382% | |

TOTAL | + 125% |

These prices were last updated on June 25, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.769
EGP
/
EUR

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

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