Cost of living in Italy compared to Egypt
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Food | + 83% | |||
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Food in Italy is 83% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €14 (E£ 236) | E£ 131 | + 80% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 140) | E£ 77 | + 82% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €4.39 (E£ 76) | E£ 45 | + 69% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.24 (E£ 22) | E£ 17 | + 29% | |
12 eggs, large | €3.41 (E£ 59) | E£ 20 | + 194% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.98 (E£ 34) | E£ 8 | + 324% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 112) | E£ 50 | + 126% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.85 (E£ 32) | E£ 25 | + 31% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.33 (E£ 23) | E£ 8 | + 190% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.24 (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 17% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 115) | E£ 178 | - 35% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €1.89 (E£ 33) | E£ 14 | + 131% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.39 (E£ 24) | E£ 8 | + 214% | |
Housing | + 162% | |||
Housing in Italy is 162% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €1,327 (E£ 23,060) | E£ 8,708 | + 165% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €926 (E£ 16,094) | E£ 4,750 | + 239% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €124 (E£ 2,148) | E£ 826 | + 160% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €821 (E£ 14,275) | E£ 5,439 | + 162% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €623 (E£ 10,821) | E£ 3,205 | + 238% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €90 (E£ 1,573) | E£ 627 | + 151% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €24 (E£ 415) | E£ 181 | + 129% | |
40” flat screen tv | €343 (E£ 5,967) | E£ 4,807 | + 24% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €109 (E£ 1,898) | E£ 1,921 | - 1% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €5.20 (E£ 90) | E£ 88 | + 2% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €10 (E£ 182) | E£ 44 | + 316% | |
Clothes | - 12% | |||
Clothes in Italy is 12% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €84 (E£ 1,452) | E£ 939 | + 55% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €31 (E£ 538) | E£ 812 | - 34% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €87 (E£ 1,513) | E£ 2,103 | - 28% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €116 (E£ 2,018) | E£ 1,477 | + 37% | |
Transportation | + 58% | |||
Transportation in Italy is 58% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €23,068 (E£ 400,956) | E£ 418,013 | - 4% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.55 (E£ 27) | E£ 8 | + 240% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €36 (E£ 628) | E£ 291 | + 116% | |
Personal Care | + 108% | |||
Personal Care in Italy is 108% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €7 (E£ 129) | E£ 51 | + 151% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €10 (E£ 172) | E£ 66 | + 161% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €85 (E£ 1,479) | E£ 231 | + 541% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €6 (E£ 105) | E£ 102 | + 4% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.23 (E£ 56) | E£ 54 | + 4% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €2.80 (E£ 49) | E£ 42 | + 15% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.38 (E£ 41) | E£ 23 | + 81% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €1.94 (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 59% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €17 (E£ 288) | E£ 74 | + 287% | |
Entertainment | + 53% | |||
Entertainment in Italy is 53% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €37 (E£ 640) | E£ 420 | + 53% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €17 (E£ 296) | E£ 174 | + 71% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €88 (E£ 1,530) | E£ 1,124 | + 36% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €62 (E£ 1,075) | E£ 630 | + 71% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 154) | E£ 81 | + 91% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €1.47 (E£ 25) | E£ 38 | - 33% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €5.03 (E£ 88) | E£ 48 | + 83% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €462 (E£ 8,032) | E£ 8,844 | - 9% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.15 (E£ 2.56) | E£ 1.50 | + 70% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €59 (E£ 1,028) | E£ 503 | + 104% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €5.40 (E£ 94) | E£ 41 | + 127% | |
TOTAL | + 79% |
These prices were last updated on May 28, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Italy is 79% more expensive than in Egypt
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