- Cost of Living
- Iran
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 12% | |||
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Food in Iran is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 239,536 (E£ 114) | E£ 130 | - 13% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 199,936 (E£ 95) | E£ 64 | + 48% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 70,397 (E£ 33) | E£ 38 | - 13% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 27,184 (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | - 6% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 63,278 (E£ 30) | E£ 23 | + 31% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 28,392 (E£ 13) | E£ 11 | + 20% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 92,062 (E£ 44) | E£ 31 | + 40% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 41,933 (E£ 20) | E£ 23 | - 13% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 22,229 (E£ 11) | E£ 7 | + 60% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 27,668 (E£ 13) | E£ 20 | - 33% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 681,411 (E£ 323) | E£ 163 | + 98% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 30,423 (E£ 14) | E£ 11 | + 30% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 21,611 (E£ 10) | E£ 9 | + 14% | |

Housing | + 108% | |||

Housing in Iran is 108% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 44,040,600 (E£ 20,878) | E£ 8,139 | + 157% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 24,606,000 (E£ 11,665) | E£ 4,322 | + 170% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 3,071,300 (E£ 1,456) | E£ 800 | + 82% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 28,632,000 (E£ 13,573) | E£ 5,576 | + 143% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 17,382,300 (E£ 8,240) | E£ 2,724 | + 203% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 1,736,350 (E£ 823) | E£ 609 | + 35% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 593,549 (E£ 281) | E£ 263 | + 7% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 21,556,700 (E£ 10,219) | E£ 6,808 | + 50% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 11,411,000 (E£ 5,410) | E£ 2,789 | + 94% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 125,042 (E£ 59) | E£ 83 | - 29% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 186,275 (E£ 88) | E£ 83 | + 7% | |

Clothes | + 2% | |||

Clothes in Iran is 2% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 1,641,380 (E£ 778) | E£ 792 | - 2% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 1,721,690 (E£ 816) | E£ 795 | + 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 3,972,300 (E£ 1,883) | E£ 1,831 | + 3% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 2,864,460 (E£ 1,358) | E£ 1,409 | - 4% | |

Transportation | - 14% | |||

Transportation in Iran is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 826,636,000 (E£ 391,880) | E£ 483,576 | - 19% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 10,000 (E£ 4.74) | E£ 4.86 | - 2% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 753,155 (E£ 357) | E£ 406 | - 12% | |

Personal Care | + 16% | |||

Personal Care in Iran is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 71,501 (E£ 34) | E£ 41 | - 18% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 107,563 (E£ 51) | E£ 81 | - 37% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 466,917 (E£ 221) | E£ 275 | - 19% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 134,330 (E£ 64) | E£ 54 | + 19% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 143,003 (E£ 68) | E£ 50 | + 36% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 119,023 (E£ 56) | E£ 47 | + 21% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 62,754 (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 40% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 67,119 (E£ 32) | E£ 21 | + 51% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 232,852 (E£ 110) | E£ 56 | + 96% | |

Entertainment | - 5% | |||

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

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 537,390 (E£ 255) | E£ 323 | - 21% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 203,778 (E£ 97) | E£ 128 | - 24% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 914,494 (E£ 434) | E£ 683 | - 37% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 1,098,020 (E£ 521) | E£ 501 | + 4% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 131,977 (E£ 63) | E£ 97 | - 35% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 126,855 (E£ 60) | E£ 39 | + 54% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 141,205 (E£ 67) | E£ 63 | + 7% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 23,020,600 (E£ 10,913) | E£ 11,870 | - 8% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 6,207 (E£ 2.94) | - | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 1,327,530 (E£ 629) | E£ 663 | - 5% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 99,803 (E£ 47) | E£ 32 | + 49% | |

TOTAL | + 20% |

These prices were last updated on February 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00047
EGP
/
IRR

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#
Cost of living in
**Iran**
is
**20% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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