- Cost of Living
- Iran
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | - 3% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Iran is 3% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 231,658 (E£ 98) | E£ 142 | - 31% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 205,134 (E£ 87) | E£ 68 | + 28% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 74,106 (E£ 31) | E£ 39 | - 20% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 28,286 (E£ 12) | E£ 14 | - 15% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 73,938 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | + 47% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 28,472 (E£ 12) | E£ 10 | + 16% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 97,813 (E£ 42) | E£ 32 | + 31% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 43,493 (E£ 18) | E£ 25 | - 26% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 22,497 (E£ 10) | E£ 7 | + 46% | |

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

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 154 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 31,592 (E£ 13) | E£ 12 | + 8% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 19,189 (E£ 8) | E£ 6 | + 35% | |

Housing | + 105% | |||

Housing in Iran is 105% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 49,235,900 (E£ 20,923) | E£ 8,164 | + 156% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 27,420,900 (E£ 11,653) | E£ 4,722 | + 147% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 4,794,000 (E£ 2,037) | E£ 893 | + 128% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 32,641,700 (E£ 13,871) | E£ 5,526 | + 151% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 19,601,800 (E£ 8,330) | E£ 3,433 | + 143% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 2,378,690 (E£ 1,011) | E£ 591 | + 71% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 607,137 (E£ 258) | E£ 274 | - 6% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 23,541,300 (E£ 10,004) | E£ 6,271 | + 60% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 13,791,700 (E£ 5,861) | E£ 3,100 | + 89% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 150,634 (E£ 64) | E£ 88 | - 27% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 217,925 (E£ 93) | E£ 92 | + 1% | |

Clothes | + 3% | |||

Clothes in Iran is 3% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 1,744,770 (E£ 741) | E£ 935 | - 21% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 2,025,780 (E£ 861) | E£ 801 | + 7% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 4,833,160 (E£ 2,054) | E£ 1,927 | + 7% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 3,054,740 (E£ 1,298) | E£ 1,205 | + 8% | |

Transportation | + 8% | |||

Transportation in Iran is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 1,271,710,000 (E£ 540,428) | E£ 461,730 | + 17% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 10,000 (E£ 4.25) | E£ 5.38 | - 21% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 782,821 (E£ 333) | E£ 323 | + 3% | |

Personal Care | + 27% | |||

Personal Care in Iran is 27% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 79,780 (E£ 34) | E£ 37 | - 9% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 124,427 (E£ 53) | E£ 80 | - 34% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 546,117 (E£ 232) | E£ 256 | - 9% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 153,555 (E£ 65) | E£ 51 | + 28% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 175,209 (E£ 74) | E£ 52 | + 43% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 137,568 (E£ 58) | E£ 47 | + 23% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 75,020 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 60% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 93,351 (E£ 40) | E£ 20 | + 99% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 233,244 (E£ 99) | E£ 65 | + 51% | |

Entertainment | - 16% | |||

Entertainment in Iran is 16% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 574,454 (E£ 244) | E£ 336 | - 27% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 225,198 (E£ 96) | E£ 128 | - 25% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 1,277,670 (E£ 543) | E£ 701 | - 22% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 1,146,110 (E£ 487) | E£ 506 | - 4% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 93 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 126,451 (E£ 54) | E£ 38 | + 40% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 55 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 26,527,300 (E£ 11,273) | E£ 11,085 | + 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 5,643 (E£ 2.40) | E£ 4.10 | - 41% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 1,380,610 (E£ 587) | E£ 717 | - 18% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 115,854 (E£ 49) | E£ 34 | + 44% | |

TOTAL | + 22% |

These prices were last updated on August 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00042
EGP
/
IRR

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#
Cost of living in
**Iran**
is
**22% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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