Cost of living in Italy compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 139% | |||
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Food in Italy is 139% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Italy | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €17 (E£ 569) | E£ 158 | + 261% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €10 (E£ 319) | E£ 133 | + 140% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €5.64 (E£ 188) | E£ 101 | + 87% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.44 (E£ 48) | E£ 28 | + 69% | |
12 eggs, large | €3.71 (E£ 124) | E£ 63 | + 97% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.75 (E£ 92) | E£ 15 | + 497% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €7 (E£ 241) | E£ 85 | + 184% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.33 (E£ 78) | E£ 38 | + 104% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.83 (E£ 61) | E£ 14 | + 335% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.66 (E£ 55) | E£ 59 | - 6% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €8 (E£ 253) | E£ 244 | + 4% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €2.25 (E£ 75) | E£ 19 | + 301% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.29 (E£ 43) | E£ 16 | + 168% | |
Housing | + 225% | |||
Housing in Italy is 225% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Italy | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €1,701 (E£ 56,686) | E£ 17,990 | + 215% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €1,158 (E£ 38,580) | E£ 8,659 | + 346% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €163 (E£ 5,442) | E£ 1,133 | + 380% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €1,054 (E£ 35,112) | E£ 9,586 | + 266% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €792 (E£ 26,401) | E£ 5,799 | + 355% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €107 (E£ 3,555) | E£ 1,188 | + 199% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €24 (E£ 795) | E£ 217 | + 266% | |
40” flat screen tv | €323 (E£ 10,749) | E£ 9,482 | + 13% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €127 (E£ 4,234) | E£ 4,034 | + 5% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €6 (E£ 207) | E£ 340 | - 39% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €11 (E£ 365) | E£ 103 | + 255% | |
Clothes | + 0% | |||
Clothes in Italy is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Italy | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €83 (E£ 2,769) | E£ 1,623 | + 71% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €37 (E£ 1,218) | E£ 1,553 | - 22% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €97 (E£ 3,219) | E£ 4,201 | - 23% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €130 (E£ 4,345) | E£ 3,494 | + 24% | |
Transportation | + 74% | |||
Transportation in Italy is 74% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Italy | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €30,939 (E£ 1,030,849) | E£ 963,790 | + 7% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.88 (E£ 62) | E£ 12 | + 414% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €38 (E£ 1,253) | E£ 620 | + 102% | |
Personal Care | + 162% | |||
Personal Care in Italy is 162% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Italy | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €9 (E£ 295) | E£ 55 | + 440% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €9 (E£ 311) | E£ 120 | + 159% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €99 (E£ 3,295) | E£ 336 | + 880% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €5.81 (E£ 194) | E£ 76 | + 156% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.65 (E£ 121) | E£ 116 | + 5% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.40 (E£ 113) | E£ 104 | + 9% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.58 (E£ 86) | E£ 29 | + 192% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €2.73 (E£ 91) | E£ 41 | + 120% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €18 (E£ 611) | E£ 127 | + 383% | |
Entertainment | + 102% | |||
Entertainment in Italy is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Italy | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €40 (E£ 1,338) | E£ 398 | + 236% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €19 (E£ 627) | E£ 263 | + 138% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €91 (E£ 3,033) | E£ 1,323 | + 129% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €80 (E£ 2,651) | E£ 1,690 | + 57% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 284) | E£ 130 | + 118% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €1.94 (E£ 64) | E£ 75 | - 15% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.03 (E£ 168) | E£ 218 | - 23% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €688 (E£ 22,907) | E£ 19,450 | + 18% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.35 (E£ 12) | E£ 2.12 | + 451% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €53 (E£ 1,773) | E£ 1,013 | + 75% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €5.86 (E£ 195) | E£ 61 | + 221% | |
TOTAL | + 118% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 3,485 prices entered by 420 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 09, 2023.
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Cost of living in Italy is 118% more expensive than in Egypt
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