- Cost of Living
- Lesotho
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 31% | |||
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Food in Lesotho is 31% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 45 Loti (E£ 59) | E£ 139 | - 58% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 45 Loti (E£ 59) | E£ 69 | - 14% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 10 Loti (E£ 13) | E£ 38 | - 66% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 18 Loti (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 59% | |

12 eggs, large | 49 Loti (E£ 64) | E£ 21 | + 197% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 35 Loti (E£ 46) | E£ 10 | + 352% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 50 Loti (E£ 65) | E£ 31 | + 108% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 33 Loti (E£ 44) | E£ 25 | + 77% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 30 Loti (E£ 39) | E£ 7 | + 448% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 13 Loti (E£ 17) | E£ 22 | - 23% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 70 Loti (E£ 92) | E£ 150 | - 39% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 19 Loti (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 103% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 18 Loti (E£ 24) | E£ 5.69 | + 313% | |

Housing | + 58% | |||

Housing in Lesotho is 58% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 20,000 Loti (E£ 26,145) | E£ 8,598 | + 204% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 10,000 Loti (E£ 13,073) | E£ 5,254 | + 149% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,500 Loti (E£ 1,961) | E£ 880 | + 123% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 3,000 Loti (E£ 3,922) | E£ 5,801 | - 32% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,500 Loti (E£ 1,961) | E£ 3,965 | - 51% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 500 Loti (E£ 654) | E£ 619 | + 6% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 200 Loti (E£ 261) | E£ 234 | + 12% | |

40” flat screen TV | 4,000 Loti (E£ 5,229) | E£ 5,850 | - 11% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,000 Loti (E£ 2,615) | E£ 2,926 | - 11% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 45 Loti (E£ 59) | E£ 97 | - 39% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 Loti (E£ 65) | E£ 91 | - 28% | |

Clothes | + 1% | |||

Clothes in Lesotho is 1% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 800 Loti (E£ 1,046) | E£ 902 | + 16% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 600 Loti (E£ 784) | E£ 808 | - 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,000 Loti (E£ 1,307) | E£ 1,787 | - 27% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,200 Loti (E£ 1,569) | E£ 947 | + 66% | |

Transportation | + 30% | |||

Transportation in Lesotho is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 300,000 Loti (E£ 392,180) | E£ 438,533 | - 11% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 12 Loti (E£ 15) | E£ 6 | + 146% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 600 Loti (E£ 784) | E£ 491 | + 60% | |

Personal Care | + 13% | |||

Personal Care in Lesotho is 13% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 25 Loti (E£ 33) | E£ 37 | - 12% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 30 Loti (E£ 39) | E£ 74 | - 47% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 200 Loti (E£ 261) | E£ 287 | - 9% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 30 Loti (E£ 39) | E£ 60 | - 35% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 28 Loti (E£ 37) | E£ 50 | - 27% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 30 Loti (E£ 39) | E£ 49 | - 20% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 50 Loti (E£ 65) | E£ 26 | + 149% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 25 Loti (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 53% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 50 Loti (E£ 65) | E£ 72 | - 9% | |

Entertainment | - 8% | |||

Entertainment in Lesotho is 8% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 150 Loti (E£ 196) | E£ 322 | - 39% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 200 Loti (E£ 261) | E£ 133 | + 97% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 400 Loti (E£ 523) | E£ 797 | - 34% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 650 Loti (E£ 850) | E£ 528 | + 61% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 70 Loti (E£ 92) | E£ 95 | - 3% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 40 Loti (E£ 52) | E£ 40 | + 32% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 20 Loti (E£ 26) | E£ 40 | - 34% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 10,146 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.00 Loti (E£ 1.31) | E£ 3.42 | - 62% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 539 Loti (E£ 705) | E£ 735 | - 4% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 45 Loti (E£ 59) | E£ 37 | + 58% | |

TOTAL | + 25% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,768 prices entered by 296 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 15, 2019.
Exchange rate:
1.307
EGP
/
LSL

#
Cost of living in
**Lesotho**
is
**25% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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