- Cost of Living
- Morocco
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 17% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Morocco is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 51 Dirham (E£ 96) | E£ 142 | - 32% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 53 Dirham (E£ 99) | E£ 69 | + 44% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 27 Dirham (E£ 50) | E£ 39 | + 28% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 Dirham (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | - 9% | |

12 eggs, large | 12 Dirham (E£ 23) | E£ 21 | + 7% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.19 Dirham (E£ 10) | E£ 10 | - 4% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 43 Dirham (E£ 80) | E£ 32 | + 152% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 11 Dirham (E£ 20) | E£ 25 | - 20% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.69 Dirham (E£ 9) | E£ 7 | + 29% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 22 Dirham (E£ 42) | E£ 22 | + 91% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 92 Dirham (E£ 172) | E£ 146 | + 18% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 12 Dirham (E£ 22) | E£ 12 | + 74% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.34 Dirham (E£ 10) | E£ 5.81 | + 72% | |

Housing | + 38% | |||

Housing in Morocco is 38% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 6,484 Dirham (E£ 12,114) | E£ 8,190 | + 48% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 3,434 Dirham (E£ 6,415) | E£ 5,267 | + 22% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 856 Dirham (E£ 1,599) | E£ 908 | + 76% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,420 Dirham (E£ 8,258) | E£ 6,098 | + 35% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 2,853 Dirham (E£ 5,330) | E£ 3,794 | + 40% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 538 Dirham (E£ 1,005) | E£ 610 | + 65% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 217 Dirham (E£ 406) | E£ 235 | + 73% | |

40” flat screen TV | 3,821 Dirham (E£ 7,139) | E£ 6,021 | + 19% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,012 Dirham (E£ 1,890) | E£ 3,030 | - 38% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 52 Dirham (E£ 98) | E£ 102 | - 4% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 65 Dirham (E£ 122) | E£ 91 | + 33% | |

Clothes | - 6% | |||

Clothes in Morocco is 6% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 465 Dirham (E£ 868) | E£ 874 | - 1% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 374 Dirham (E£ 699) | E£ 761 | - 8% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 777 Dirham (E£ 1,452) | E£ 1,831 | - 21% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 777 Dirham (E£ 1,452) | E£ 1,123 | + 29% | |

Transportation | - 2% | |||

Transportation in Morocco is 2% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 211,464 Dirham (E£ 395,074) | E£ 444,807 | - 11% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 10 Dirham (E£ 20) | E£ 6 | + 225% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 168 Dirham (E£ 313) | E£ 435 | - 28% | |

Personal Care | + 19% | |||

Personal Care in Morocco is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 50 Dirham (E£ 94) | E£ 37 | + 151% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 80 Dirham (E£ 150) | E£ 75 | + 100% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 227 Dirham (E£ 424) | E£ 351 | + 21% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 37 Dirham (E£ 69) | E£ 60 | + 15% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 28 Dirham (E£ 52) | E£ 49 | + 5% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 20 Dirham (E£ 38) | E£ 48 | - 21% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 11 Dirham (E£ 21) | E£ 25 | - 17% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 16 Dirham (E£ 31) | E£ 19 | + 64% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 37 Dirham (E£ 69) | E£ 70 | - 2% | |

Entertainment | - 1% | |||

Entertainment in Morocco is 1% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 190 Dirham (E£ 354) | E£ 320 | + 11% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 107 Dirham (E£ 201) | E£ 133 | + 51% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 252 Dirham (E£ 471) | E£ 728 | - 35% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 257 Dirham (E£ 480) | E£ 524 | - 8% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 65 Dirham (E£ 122) | E£ 95 | + 29% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 20 Dirham (E£ 37) | E£ 42 | - 11% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 38 Dirham (E£ 71) | E£ 41 | + 74% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 6,476 Dirham (E£ 12,098) | E£ 9,559 | + 27% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.82 Dirham (E£ 3.39) | E£ 4.68 | - 28% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 299 Dirham (E£ 559) | E£ 787 | - 29% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 32 Dirham (E£ 60) | E£ 37 | + 62% | |

TOTAL | + 10% |

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
1.868
EGP
/
MAD

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#
Cost of living in
**Morocco**
is
**10% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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