- Cost of Living
- Iran
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 1% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Iran is 1% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 240,639 (E£ 102) | E£ 144 | - 29% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 214,831 (E£ 91) | E£ 70 | + 30% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 77,731 (E£ 33) | E£ 39 | - 14% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 29,541 (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | - 11% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 80,524 (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | + 58% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 30,920 (E£ 13) | E£ 11 | + 24% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 101,600 (E£ 43) | E£ 32 | + 34% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 46,944 (E£ 20) | E£ 26 | - 22% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 23,936 (E£ 10) | E£ 7 | + 53% | |

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 | ﷼ 33,608 (E£ 14) | E£ 12 | + 15% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 20,002 (E£ 9) | E£ 5.99 | + 42% | |

Housing | + 110% | |||

Housing in Iran is 110% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 50,096,700 (E£ 21,311) | E£ 8,249 | + 158% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 28,116,300 (E£ 11,960) | E£ 5,137 | + 133% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 5,061,310 (E£ 2,153) | E£ 891 | + 142% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 33,643,500 (E£ 14,312) | E£ 5,950 | + 141% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 21,579,600 (E£ 9,180) | E£ 3,659 | + 151% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 3,081,690 (E£ 1,311) | E£ 617 | + 113% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 599,974 (E£ 255) | E£ 253 | + 1% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 26,824,200 (E£ 11,411) | E£ 6,021 | + 90% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 15,298,600 (E£ 6,508) | E£ 3,028 | + 115% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 172,644 (E£ 73) | E£ 102 | - 28% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 238,465 (E£ 101) | E£ 90 | + 12% | |

Clothes | + 6% | |||

Clothes in Iran is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 1,805,540 (E£ 768) | E£ 896 | - 14% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 1,952,120 (E£ 830) | E£ 790 | + 5% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 5,637,110 (E£ 2,398) | E£ 1,892 | + 27% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 3,235,410 (E£ 1,376) | E£ 1,162 | + 18% | |

Transportation | + 7% | |||

Transportation in Iran is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 1,538,910,000 (E£ 654,635) | E£ 451,706 | + 45% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 10,000 (E£ 4.25) | E£ 5.79 | - 27% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 718,011 (E£ 305) | E£ 435 | - 30% | |

Personal Care | + 20% | |||

Personal Care in Iran is 20% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 70,108 (E£ 30) | E£ 39 | - 24% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 142,246 (E£ 61) | E£ 78 | - 22% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 544,208 (E£ 232) | E£ 337 | - 31% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 159,259 (E£ 68) | E£ 55 | + 23% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 175,813 (E£ 75) | E£ 52 | + 44% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 158,075 (E£ 67) | E£ 51 | + 32% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 78,352 (E£ 33) | E£ 23 | + 42% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 98,535 (E£ 42) | E£ 18 | + 128% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 251,065 (E£ 107) | E£ 70 | + 53% | |

Entertainment | - 9% | |||

Entertainment in Iran is 9% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 580,281 (E£ 247) | E£ 323 | - 24% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 231,096 (E£ 98) | E£ 131 | - 25% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 1,423,580 (E£ 606) | E£ 693 | - 13% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 1,188,640 (E£ 506) | E£ 524 | - 4% | |

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

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 133,649 (E£ 57) | E£ 42 | + 37% | |

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

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 34,704,200 (E£ 14,763) | E£ 10,206 | + 45% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 5,482 (E£ 2.33) | E£ 4.68 | - 50% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 1,572,430 (E£ 669) | E£ 831 | - 19% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 135,376 (E£ 58) | E£ 36 | + 59% | |

TOTAL | + 24% |

These prices were last updated on October 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00043
EGP
/
IRR

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#
Cost of living in
**Iran**
is
**24% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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