- Cost of Living
- Morocco
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Morocco compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 15% | |||
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Food in Morocco is 15% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 52 Dirham (E£ 95) | E£ 137 | - 31% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 54 Dirham (E£ 97) | E£ 70 | + 39% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 26 Dirham (E£ 48) | E£ 39 | + 23% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 Dirham (E£ 13) | E£ 15 | - 12% | |
12 eggs, large | 12 Dirham (E£ 22) | E£ 21 | + 4% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.59 Dirham (E£ 8) | E£ 10 | - 14% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 41 Dirham (E£ 75) | E£ 32 | + 138% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 11 Dirham (E£ 21) | E£ 25 | - 17% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.70 Dirham (E£ 9) | E£ 8 | + 11% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 24 Dirham (E£ 43) | E£ 22 | + 96% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 90 Dirham (E£ 163) | E£ 150 | + 9% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 12 Dirham (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 65% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.23 Dirham (E£ 9) | E£ 5.66 | + 67% | |
Housing | + 32% | |||
Housing in Morocco is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 6,256 Dirham (E£ 11,327) | E£ 8,522 | + 33% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 3,434 Dirham (E£ 6,218) | E£ 5,146 | + 21% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 746 Dirham (E£ 1,351) | E£ 781 | + 73% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,977 Dirham (E£ 9,012) | E£ 6,535 | + 38% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,109 Dirham (E£ 5,629) | E£ 4,067 | + 38% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 484 Dirham (E£ 877) | E£ 591 | + 48% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 220 Dirham (E£ 399) | E£ 223 | + 79% | |
40” flat screen TV | 3,700 Dirham (E£ 6,699) | E£ 5,906 | + 13% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 794 Dirham (E£ 1,438) | E£ 3,080 | - 53% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 54 Dirham (E£ 97) | E£ 92 | + 6% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 60 Dirham (E£ 110) | E£ 91 | + 20% | |
Clothes | - 14% | |||
Clothes in Morocco is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 416 Dirham (E£ 752) | E£ 914 | - 18% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 391 Dirham (E£ 708) | E£ 866 | - 18% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 773 Dirham (E£ 1,399) | E£ 1,864 | - 25% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 902 Dirham (E£ 1,633) | E£ 876 | + 86% | |
Transportation | - 19% | |||
Transportation in Morocco is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 200,929 Dirham (E£ 363,830) | E£ 441,627 | - 18% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 10 Dirham (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 191% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 171 Dirham (E£ 310) | E£ 604 | - 49% | |
Personal Care | + 15% | |||
Personal Care in Morocco is 15% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 46 Dirham (E£ 84) | E£ 40 | + 108% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 65 Dirham (E£ 118) | E£ 71 | + 65% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 242 Dirham (E£ 439) | E£ 309 | + 42% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 42 Dirham (E£ 77) | E£ 46 | + 65% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 28 Dirham (E£ 51) | E£ 49 | + 3% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 20 Dirham (E£ 37) | E£ 47 | - 21% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 11 Dirham (E£ 20) | E£ 25 | - 23% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 15 Dirham (E£ 28) | E£ 22 | + 30% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 30 Dirham (E£ 55) | E£ 76 | - 28% | |
Entertainment | + 3% | |||
Entertainment in Morocco is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 233 Dirham (E£ 422) | E£ 369 | + 14% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 109 Dirham (E£ 197) | E£ 129 | + 53% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 331 Dirham (E£ 600) | E£ 786 | - 24% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 266 Dirham (E£ 481) | E£ 577 | - 17% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 67 Dirham (E£ 122) | E£ 85 | + 44% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 19 Dirham (E£ 35) | E£ 38 | - 8% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 39 Dirham (E£ 71) | E£ 38 | + 86% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 5,716 Dirham (E£ 10,351) | E£ 10,215 | + 1% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.92 Dirham (E£ 3.47) | E£ 3.01 | + 15% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 303 Dirham (E£ 548) | E£ 850 | - 36% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 33 Dirham (E£ 60) | E£ 38 | + 58% | |
TOTAL | + 3% |
These prices were last updated on March 17, 2019.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Morocco is about the same as in Egypt
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