- Cost of Living
- Macao
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 142% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Macao is 142% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 118 Pataca (E£ 261) | E£ 146 | + 79% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 39 Pataca (E£ 87) | E£ 70 | + 24% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 40 Pataca (E£ 89) | E£ 39 | + 129% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 25 Pataca (E£ 55) | E£ 14 | + 278% | |

12 eggs, large | 40 Pataca (E£ 88) | E£ 22 | + 302% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 20 Pataca (E£ 44) | E£ 11 | + 314% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 50 Pataca (E£ 111) | E£ 33 | + 240% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 23 Pataca (E£ 51) | E£ 26 | + 98% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 20 Pataca (E£ 44) | E£ 7 | + 544% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 13 Pataca (E£ 28) | E£ 22 | + 27% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 154 Pataca (E£ 341) | E£ 152 | + 124% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 18 Pataca (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 221% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 14 Pataca (E£ 30) | E£ 5.73 | + 427% | |

Housing | + 295% | |||

Housing in Macao is 295% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 19,270 Pataca (E£ 42,674) | E£ 8,255 | + 417% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 15,234 Pataca (E£ 33,737) | E£ 5,056 | + 567% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 700 Pataca (E£ 1,550) | E£ 908 | + 71% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 15,250 Pataca (E£ 33,772) | E£ 6,098 | + 454% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 11,000 Pataca (E£ 24,360) | E£ 3,794 | + 542% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 750 Pataca (E£ 1,661) | E£ 610 | + 172% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 182 Pataca (E£ 403) | E£ 251 | + 61% | |

40” flat screen TV | 4,125 Pataca (E£ 9,135) | E£ 6,021 | + 52% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,067 Pataca (E£ 2,362) | E£ 3,030 | - 22% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 107 Pataca (E£ 238) | E£ 102 | + 134% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 Pataca (E£ 111) | E£ 91 | + 21% | |

Clothes | + 26% | |||

Clothes in Macao is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 675 Pataca (E£ 1,494) | E£ 874 | + 71% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 391 Pataca (E£ 865) | E£ 761 | + 14% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 648 Pataca (E£ 1,435) | E£ 1,862 | - 23% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,233 Pataca (E£ 2,731) | E£ 1,123 | + 143% | |

Transportation | + 159% | |||

Transportation in Macao is 159% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 653,333 Pataca (E£ 1,446,863) | E£ 444,807 | + 225% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 11 Pataca (E£ 25) | E£ 5.87 | + 324% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 383 Pataca (E£ 847) | E£ 435 | + 95% | |

Personal Care | + 144% | |||

Personal Care in Macao is 144% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 93 Pataca (E£ 206) | E£ 41 | + 406% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 57 Pataca (E£ 125) | E£ 76 | + 65% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 408 Pataca (E£ 903) | E£ 334 | + 170% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 48 Pataca (E£ 105) | E£ 60 | + 75% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 39 Pataca (E£ 87) | E£ 50 | + 75% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 58 Pataca (E£ 127) | E£ 52 | + 144% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 13 Pataca (E£ 30) | E£ 26 | + 16% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 33 Pataca (E£ 73) | E£ 20 | + 257% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 298 Pataca (E£ 660) | E£ 70 | + 846% | |

Entertainment | + 211% | |||

Entertainment in Macao is 211% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 374 Pataca (E£ 828) | E£ 329 | + 152% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 210 Pataca (E£ 464) | E£ 134 | + 246% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,400 Pataca (E£ 3,100) | E£ 728 | + 326% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 808 Pataca (E£ 1,790) | E£ 533 | + 236% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 111 Pataca (E£ 246) | E£ 91 | + 170% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 46 Pataca (E£ 101) | E£ 42 | + 142% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 67 Pataca (E£ 149) | E£ 43 | + 248% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,998 Pataca (E£ 8,855) | E£ 10,473 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 5.25 Pataca (E£ 12) | E£ 4.68 | + 148% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 2,375 Pataca (E£ 5,260) | E£ 820 | + 541% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 50 Pataca (E£ 111) | E£ 36 | + 205% | |

TOTAL | + 185% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,122 prices entered by 313 different people.

These prices were last updated on November 13, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.215
EGP
/
MOP

#
Cost of living in
**Macao**
is
**185% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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