- Cost of Living
- Iran
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | - 5% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Iran is 5% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 231,253 (E£ 98) | E£ 138 | - 29% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 199,436 (E£ 84) | E£ 66 | + 27% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 73,381 (E£ 31) | E£ 40 | - 22% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 27,601 (E£ 12) | E£ 14 | - 16% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 68,526 (E£ 29) | E£ 20 | + 43% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 30,032 (E£ 13) | E£ 12 | + 2% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 94,005 (E£ 40) | E£ 30 | + 33% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 42,281 (E£ 18) | E£ 24 | - 27% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 22,647 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 50% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | - | E£ 21 | - | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 156 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 30,520 (E£ 13) | E£ 12 | + 10% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 21,976 (E£ 9) | E£ 9 | + 6% | |

Housing | + 88% | |||

Housing in Iran is 88% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 44,250,500 (E£ 18,712) | E£ 7,939 | + 136% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 24,995,500 (E£ 10,570) | E£ 4,469 | + 137% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 3,371,530 (E£ 1,426) | E£ 917 | + 55% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 29,380,700 (E£ 12,424) | E£ 5,405 | + 130% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 18,334,100 (E£ 7,753) | E£ 2,926 | + 165% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 1,388,010 (E£ 587) | E£ 589 | - 0% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 636,447 (E£ 269) | E£ 262 | + 3% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 22,024,500 (E£ 9,313) | E£ 6,043 | + 54% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 12,572,900 (E£ 5,317) | E£ 2,869 | + 85% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 142,747 (E£ 60) | E£ 83 | - 28% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 200,766 (E£ 85) | E£ 101 | - 16% | |

Clothes | - 6% | |||

Clothes in Iran is 6% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 1,670,550 (E£ 706) | E£ 892 | - 21% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 1,863,610 (E£ 788) | E£ 783 | + 1% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 4,267,280 (E£ 1,804) | E£ 1,920 | - 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 2,962,200 (E£ 1,253) | E£ 1,515 | - 17% | |

Transportation | - 5% | |||

Transportation in Iran is 5% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 919,431,000 (E£ 388,797) | E£ 463,692 | - 16% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 10,000 (E£ 4.23) | E£ 5.00 | - 15% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 805,371 (E£ 341) | E£ 300 | + 14% | |

Personal Care | + 12% | |||

Personal Care in Iran is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 81,870 (E£ 35) | E£ 41 | - 17% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 122,713 (E£ 52) | E£ 81 | - 36% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 518,861 (E£ 219) | E£ 257 | - 15% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 136,816 (E£ 58) | E£ 60 | - 4% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 147,233 (E£ 62) | E£ 52 | + 19% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 131,484 (E£ 56) | E£ 44 | + 27% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 64,783 (E£ 27) | E£ 19 | + 42% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 74,200 (E£ 31) | E£ 19 | + 65% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 231,430 (E£ 98) | E£ 57 | + 71% | |

Entertainment | - 50% | |||

Entertainment in Iran is 50% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 562,345 (E£ 238) | E£ 304 | - 22% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 217,554 (E£ 92) | E£ 129 | - 28% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 1,242,580 (E£ 525) | E£ 647 | - 19% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 1,093,340 (E£ 462) | E£ 470 | - 2% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 100 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 126,522 (E£ 54) | E£ 37 | + 43% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 56 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 23,142,800 (E£ 9,786) | E£ 12,165 | - 20% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 7,563 (E£ 3.20) | E£ 21 | - 85% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 1,393,870 (E£ 589) | E£ 677 | - 13% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 104,274 (E£ 44) | E£ 33 | + 36% | |

TOTAL | - 2% |

These prices were last updated on May 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00042
EGP
/
IRR

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#
Cost of living in
**Iran**
is
**about the same as**
in
**Egypt**

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