- Cost of Living
- Italy
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 130% | |||
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Food in Italy is 130% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €13 (E£ 263) | E£ 140 | + 88% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 166) | E£ 67 | + 149% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €4.30 (E£ 90) | E£ 40 | + 126% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.29 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 93% | |

12 eggs, large | €3.76 (E£ 79) | E£ 20 | + 285% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.18 (E£ 46) | E£ 12 | + 267% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 129) | E£ 31 | + 318% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.04 (E£ 43) | E£ 24 | + 74% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.35 (E£ 28) | E£ 7 | + 330% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.30 (E£ 27) | E£ 21 | + 30% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 155) | E£ 155 | - 0% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €2.05 (E£ 43) | E£ 12 | + 267% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.23 (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 204% | |

Housing | + 185% | |||

Housing in Italy is 185% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,342 (E£ 28,059) | E£ 7,936 | + 254% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €893 (E£ 18,679) | E£ 4,501 | + 315% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €121 (E£ 2,523) | E£ 968 | + 161% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €799 (E£ 16,703) | E£ 5,298 | + 215% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €563 (E£ 11,763) | E£ 3,027 | + 289% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €117 (E£ 2,436) | E£ 582 | + 319% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €23 (E£ 479) | E£ 270 | + 77% | |

40” flat screen TV | €375 (E£ 7,836) | E£ 6,044 | + 30% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €115 (E£ 2,414) | E£ 2,902 | - 17% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €4.56 (E£ 95) | E£ 85 | + 13% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €10 (E£ 206) | E£ 101 | + 104% | |

Clothes | + 18% | |||

Clothes in Italy is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €85 (E£ 1,778) | E£ 906 | + 96% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €34 (E£ 720) | E£ 774 | - 7% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €92 (E£ 1,921) | E£ 1,914 | + 0% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €119 (E£ 2,489) | E£ 1,495 | + 66% | |

Transportation | + 68% | |||

Transportation in Italy is 68% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €20,094 (E£ 420,140) | E£ 462,818 | - 9% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.49 (E£ 31) | E£ 5.00 | + 522% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €35 (E£ 736) | E£ 323 | + 128% | |

Personal Care | + 213% | |||

Personal Care in Italy is 213% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €9 (E£ 191) | E£ 43 | + 342% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €10 (E£ 199) | E£ 81 | + 146% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €82 (E£ 1,725) | E£ 260 | + 564% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.85 (E£ 101) | E£ 60 | + 68% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.43 (E£ 72) | E£ 53 | + 36% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.52 (E£ 74) | E£ 46 | + 60% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.18 (E£ 46) | E£ 19 | + 140% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €1.95 (E£ 41) | E£ 20 | + 108% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €19 (E£ 394) | E£ 58 | + 575% | |

Entertainment | - 0% | |||

Entertainment in Italy is 0% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €32 (E£ 674) | E£ 312 | + 116% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €17 (E£ 348) | E£ 130 | + 168% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €67 (E£ 1,395) | E£ 713 | + 96% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €64 (E£ 1,330) | E£ 469 | + 183% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €8 (E£ 176) | E£ 100 | + 76% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €1.55 (E£ 32) | E£ 38 | - 15% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.95 (E£ 103) | E£ 56 | + 84% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €480 (E£ 10,028) | E£ 12,204 | - 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.24 (E£ 5.02) | E£ 21 | - 76% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €60 (E£ 1,254) | E£ 707 | + 77% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.26 (E£ 110) | E£ 33 | + 238% | |

TOTAL | + 79% |

These prices were last updated on May 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.908
EGP
/
EUR

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#
Cost of living in
**Italy**
is
**79% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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