- Cost of Living
- Italy
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 134% | |||
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Food in Italy is 134% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €13 (E£ 271) | E£ 149 | + 82% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 167) | E£ 69 | + 144% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €4.43 (E£ 93) | E£ 39 | + 136% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.28 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 89% | |

12 eggs, large | €3.91 (E£ 82) | E£ 22 | + 279% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.21 (E£ 46) | E£ 10 | + 359% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 132) | E£ 32 | + 310% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.06 (E£ 43) | E£ 25 | + 72% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.37 (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | + 345% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.39 (E£ 29) | E£ 21 | + 36% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 154) | E£ 162 | - 5% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.97 (E£ 41) | E£ 12 | + 236% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.25 (E£ 26) | E£ 5.94 | + 342% | |

Housing | + 172% | |||

Housing in Italy is 172% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,279 (E£ 26,786) | E£ 8,237 | + 225% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €873 (E£ 18,275) | E£ 4,751 | + 285% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €129 (E£ 2,705) | E£ 893 | + 203% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €788 (E£ 16,500) | E£ 5,885 | + 180% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €544 (E£ 11,395) | E£ 3,601 | + 216% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €124 (E£ 2,588) | E£ 594 | + 336% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €23 (E£ 478) | E£ 252 | + 90% | |

40” flat screen TV | €388 (E£ 8,120) | E£ 6,202 | + 31% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €109 (E£ 2,274) | E£ 3,087 | - 26% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €4.62 (E£ 97) | E£ 91 | + 7% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €10 (E£ 204) | E£ 88 | + 132% | |

Clothes | + 14% | |||

Clothes in Italy is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €87 (E£ 1,814) | E£ 930 | + 95% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €34 (E£ 720) | E£ 824 | - 13% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €91 (E£ 1,906) | E£ 1,911 | - 0% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €118 (E£ 2,461) | E£ 1,232 | + 100% | |

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 | €20,246 (E£ 423,981) | E£ 460,034 | - 8% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.51 (E£ 32) | E£ 5.61 | + 464% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €36 (E£ 745) | E£ 397 | + 88% | |

Personal Care | + 205% | |||

Personal Care in Italy is 205% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €9 (E£ 193) | E£ 37 | + 420% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €9 (E£ 193) | E£ 79 | + 145% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €81 (E£ 1,693) | E£ 253 | + 568% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €5.19 (E£ 109) | E£ 51 | + 113% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.60 (E£ 75) | E£ 52 | + 45% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.06 (E£ 64) | E£ 46 | + 40% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.30 (E£ 48) | E£ 20 | + 138% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €1.96 (E£ 41) | E£ 21 | + 98% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €18 (E£ 381) | E£ 64 | + 495% | |

Entertainment | + 61% | |||

Entertainment in Italy is 61% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €33 (E£ 683) | E£ 322 | + 112% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €17 (E£ 349) | E£ 129 | + 171% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €67 (E£ 1,408) | E£ 681 | + 107% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €63 (E£ 1,325) | E£ 501 | + 164% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 182) | E£ 91 | + 100% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €1.58 (E£ 33) | E£ 39 | - 14% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.89 (E£ 102) | E£ 56 | + 82% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €462 (E£ 9,672) | E£ 10,910 | - 11% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.24 (E£ 5.09) | E£ 4.61 | + 10% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €59 (E£ 1,229) | E£ 776 | + 58% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.30 (E£ 111) | E£ 35 | + 218% | |

TOTAL | + 98% |

These prices were last updated on September 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.941
EGP
/
EUR

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 8,794 prices entered by 1,125 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Italy**
is
**98% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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