- Cost of Living
- Macao
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 198% | |||
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Food in Macao is 198% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 99 Pataca (E£ 220) | E£ 137 | + 60% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 44 Pataca (E£ 98) | E£ 68 | + 43% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 43 Pataca (E£ 96) | E£ 39 | + 149% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 26 Pataca (E£ 57) | E£ 14 | + 291% | |

12 eggs, large | 45 Pataca (E£ 100) | E£ 21 | + 376% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 32 Pataca (E£ 71) | E£ 10 | + 609% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 50 Pataca (E£ 111) | E£ 32 | + 244% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 31 Pataca (E£ 68) | E£ 25 | + 173% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 32 Pataca (E£ 71) | E£ 7 | + 881% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 15 Pataca (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | + 55% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 194 Pataca (E£ 429) | E£ 150 | + 187% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 18 Pataca (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 224% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 24 Pataca (E£ 54) | E£ 5.66 | + 854% | |

Housing | + 315% | |||

Housing in Macao is 315% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 22,646 Pataca (E£ 50,226) | E£ 8,575 | + 486% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 16,911 Pataca (E£ 37,506) | E£ 5,178 | + 624% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 702 Pataca (E£ 1,557) | E£ 865 | + 80% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 15,250 Pataca (E£ 33,823) | E£ 6,009 | + 463% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 10,976 Pataca (E£ 24,343) | E£ 3,965 | + 514% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 680 Pataca (E£ 1,507) | E£ 619 | + 143% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 170 Pataca (E£ 378) | E£ 232 | + 63% | |

40” flat screen TV | 4,125 Pataca (E£ 9,149) | E£ 5,919 | + 55% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 996 Pataca (E£ 2,208) | E£ 2,926 | - 25% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 107 Pataca (E£ 238) | E£ 97 | + 145% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 40 Pataca (E£ 90) | E£ 91 | - 2% | |

Clothes | + 23% | |||

Clothes in Macao is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 675 Pataca (E£ 1,497) | E£ 892 | + 68% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 391 Pataca (E£ 866) | E£ 828 | + 5% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 648 Pataca (E£ 1,438) | E£ 1,829 | - 21% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,233 Pataca (E£ 2,735) | E£ 938 | + 191% | |

Transportation | + 134% | |||

Transportation in Macao is 134% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 653,333 Pataca (E£ 1,449,024) | E£ 438,533 | + 230% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 12 Pataca (E£ 27) | E£ 6 | + 332% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 314 Pataca (E£ 697) | E£ 491 | + 42% | |

Personal Care | + 150% | |||

Personal Care in Macao is 150% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 93 Pataca (E£ 206) | E£ 37 | + 452% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 57 Pataca (E£ 126) | E£ 74 | + 70% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 408 Pataca (E£ 904) | E£ 295 | + 206% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 48 Pataca (E£ 105) | E£ 60 | + 76% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 39 Pataca (E£ 87) | E£ 50 | + 73% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 58 Pataca (E£ 128) | E£ 47 | + 169% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 13 Pataca (E£ 30) | E£ 26 | + 17% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 33 Pataca (E£ 73) | E£ 21 | + 244% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 298 Pataca (E£ 662) | E£ 72 | + 822% | |

Entertainment | + 233% | |||

Entertainment in Macao is 233% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 374 Pataca (E£ 829) | E£ 317 | + 161% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 216 Pataca (E£ 479) | E£ 131 | + 264% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,400 Pataca (E£ 3,105) | E£ 797 | + 290% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 808 Pataca (E£ 1,793) | E£ 525 | + 242% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 99 Pataca (E£ 219) | E£ 95 | + 132% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 44 Pataca (E£ 98) | E£ 40 | + 148% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 67 Pataca (E£ 149) | E£ 40 | + 277% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,998 Pataca (E£ 8,868) | E£ 10,146 | - 13% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 5.25 Pataca (E£ 12) | E£ 3.42 | + 240% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 2,375 Pataca (E£ 5,267) | E£ 727 | + 625% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 50 Pataca (E£ 111) | E£ 37 | + 198% | |

TOTAL | + 196% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 2,935 prices entered by 304 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
2.218
EGP
/
MOP

#
Cost of living in
**Macao**
is
**196% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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