Cost of living in Macao compared to Egypt
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Food | + 99% | |||
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Food in Macao is 99% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Macao | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 87 Pataca (E£ 334) | E£ 215 | + 55% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | 43 Pataca (E£ 163) | E£ 121 | + 35% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 39 Pataca (E£ 148) | E£ 93 | + 59% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 16 Pataca (E£ 61) | E£ 26 | + 132% | |
12 eggs, large | 21 Pataca (E£ 82) | E£ 46 | + 79% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 27 Pataca (E£ 104) | E£ 12 | + 783% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 49 Pataca (E£ 186) | E£ 67 | + 177% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 31 Pataca (E£ 119) | E£ 33 | + 259% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 26 Pataca (E£ 100) | E£ 10 | + 875% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 7 Pataca (E£ 27) | E£ 44 | - 39% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 109 Pataca (E£ 418) | E£ 338 | + 24% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | 14 Pataca (E£ 55) | E£ 17 | + 220% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 15 Pataca (E£ 59) | E£ 10 | + 477% | |
Housing | + 314% | |||
Housing in Macao is 314% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Macao | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | 14,605 Pataca (E£ 55,895) | E£ 12,207 | + 358% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | 10,328 Pataca (E£ 39,525) | E£ 5,963 | + 563% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 700 Pataca (E£ 2,679) | E£ 1,207 | + 122% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | 10,044 Pataca (E£ 38,436) | E£ 7,278 | + 428% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | 7,552 Pataca (E£ 28,902) | E£ 4,450 | + 550% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | 680 Pataca (E£ 2,601) | E£ 1,066 | + 144% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | 204 Pataca (E£ 782) | E£ 215 | + 264% | |
40” flat screen tv | 4,500 Pataca (E£ 17,221) | E£ 7,112 | + 142% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,500 Pataca (E£ 5,740) | E£ 4,091 | + 40% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 61 Pataca (E£ 232) | E£ 149 | + 56% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 37 Pataca (E£ 141) | E£ 87 | + 61% | |
Clothes | + 26% | |||
Clothes in Macao is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Macao | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | 750 Pataca (E£ 2,870) | E£ 575 | + 399% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | 349 Pataca (E£ 1,334) | E£ 1,504 | - 11% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | 569 Pataca (E£ 2,176) | E£ 1,747 | + 25% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 700 Pataca (E£ 2,679) | E£ 2,140 | + 25% | |
Transportation | + 97% | |||
Transportation in Macao is 97% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Macao | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 273,913 Pataca (E£ 1,048,260) | E£ 799,839 | + 31% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 12 Pataca (E£ 45) | E£ 10 | + 337% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 360 Pataca (E£ 1,378) | E£ 524 | + 163% | |
Personal Care | + 141% | |||
Personal Care in Macao is 141% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Macao | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 60 Pataca (E£ 230) | E£ 39 | + 489% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 57 Pataca (E£ 217) | E£ 87 | + 148% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | 200 Pataca (E£ 765) | E£ 322 | + 138% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | 48 Pataca (E£ 182) | E£ 83 | + 118% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 31 Pataca (E£ 120) | E£ 70 | + 70% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 52 Pataca (E£ 200) | E£ 76 | + 164% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 10 Pataca (E£ 38) | E£ 26 | + 45% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 12 Pataca (E£ 46) | E£ 34 | + 34% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 212 Pataca (E£ 813) | E£ 110 | + 639% | |
Entertainment | + 238% | |||
Entertainment in Macao is 238% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Macao | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 350 Pataca (E£ 1,339) | E£ 415 | + 223% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 400 Pataca (E£ 1,531) | E£ 210 | + 630% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 2,400 Pataca (E£ 9,185) | E£ 961 | + 856% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 550 Pataca (E£ 2,105) | E£ 621 | + 239% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 85 Pataca (E£ 325) | E£ 128 | + 155% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 45 Pataca (E£ 172) | E£ 59 | + 191% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 65 Pataca (E£ 249) | E£ 83 | + 200% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | 3,299 Pataca (E£ 12,625) | E£ 21,837 | - 42% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 5.25 Pataca (E£ 20) | E£ 3.67 | + 448% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,000 Pataca (E£ 3,827) | E£ 705 | + 443% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | 52 Pataca (E£ 198) | E£ 50 | + 295% | |
TOTAL | + 155% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 2,491 prices entered by 213 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 09, 2023.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Macao is 155% more expensive than in Egypt
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