- Cost of Living
- Lesotho
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 25% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Lesotho is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 45 Loti (E£ 57) | E£ 146 | - 61% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 45 Loti (E£ 57) | E£ 70 | - 18% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 10 Loti (E£ 13) | E£ 39 | - 67% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 18 Loti (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 55% | |

12 eggs, large | 49 Loti (E£ 62) | E£ 22 | + 183% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 35 Loti (E£ 45) | E£ 11 | + 317% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 50 Loti (E£ 64) | E£ 33 | + 95% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 33 Loti (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 65% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 30 Loti (E£ 38) | E£ 7 | + 455% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 13 Loti (E£ 16) | E£ 22 | - 26% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 70 Loti (E£ 89) | E£ 152 | - 41% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 19 Loti (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 96% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 18 Loti (E£ 23) | E£ 5.73 | + 300% | |

Housing | + 55% | |||

Housing in Lesotho is 55% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 20,000 Loti (E£ 25,457) | E£ 8,255 | + 208% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 10,000 Loti (E£ 12,728) | E£ 5,056 | + 152% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,500 Loti (E£ 1,909) | E£ 908 | + 110% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 3,000 Loti (E£ 3,818) | E£ 6,098 | - 37% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,500 Loti (E£ 1,909) | E£ 3,794 | - 50% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 500 Loti (E£ 636) | E£ 610 | + 4% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 200 Loti (E£ 255) | E£ 251 | + 2% | |

40” flat screen TV | 4,000 Loti (E£ 5,091) | E£ 6,021 | - 15% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,000 Loti (E£ 2,546) | E£ 3,030 | - 16% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 45 Loti (E£ 57) | E£ 102 | - 44% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 Loti (E£ 64) | E£ 91 | - 30% | |

Clothes | + 1% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 800 Loti (E£ 1,018) | E£ 874 | + 16% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 600 Loti (E£ 764) | E£ 761 | + 0% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,000 Loti (E£ 1,273) | E£ 1,862 | - 32% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,200 Loti (E£ 1,527) | E£ 1,123 | + 36% | |

Transportation | + 33% | |||

Transportation in Lesotho is 33% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 300,000 Loti (E£ 381,848) | E£ 444,807 | - 14% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 12 Loti (E£ 15) | E£ 5.87 | + 151% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 600 Loti (E£ 764) | E£ 435 | + 76% | |

Personal Care | + 7% | |||

Personal Care in Lesotho is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 25 Loti (E£ 32) | E£ 41 | - 22% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 30 Loti (E£ 38) | E£ 76 | - 50% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 200 Loti (E£ 255) | E£ 334 | - 24% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 30 Loti (E£ 38) | E£ 60 | - 36% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 28 Loti (E£ 36) | E£ 50 | - 28% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 30 Loti (E£ 38) | E£ 52 | - 27% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 50 Loti (E£ 64) | E£ 26 | + 149% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 25 Loti (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 55% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 50 Loti (E£ 64) | E£ 70 | - 9% | |

Entertainment | - 19% | |||

Entertainment in Lesotho is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 150 Loti (E£ 191) | E£ 329 | - 42% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 200 Loti (E£ 255) | E£ 134 | + 90% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 400 Loti (E£ 509) | E£ 728 | - 30% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 650 Loti (E£ 827) | E£ 533 | + 55% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 70 Loti (E£ 89) | E£ 91 | - 2% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 40 Loti (E£ 51) | E£ 42 | + 22% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 20 Loti (E£ 25) | E£ 43 | - 40% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 10,473 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.00 Loti (E£ 1.27) | E£ 4.68 | - 73% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 539 Loti (E£ 687) | E£ 820 | - 16% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 45 Loti (E£ 57) | E£ 36 | + 58% | |

TOTAL | + 21% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,955 prices entered by 305 different people.

These prices were last updated on November 13, 2018.
Exchange rate:
1.273
EGP
/
LSL

#
Cost of living in
**Lesotho**
is
**21% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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