- Cost of Living
- Nepal
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 11% | |||
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Food in Nepal is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₨ 458 (E£ 71) | E£ 142 | - 50% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₨ 511 (E£ 79) | E£ 69 | + 15% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₨ 248 (E£ 38) | E£ 39 | - 0% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₨ 86 (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | - 7% | |

12 eggs, large | ₨ 184 (E£ 29) | E£ 21 | + 34% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₨ 70 (E£ 11) | E£ 10 | + 7% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₨ 573 (E£ 89) | E£ 32 | + 179% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₨ 184 (E£ 29) | E£ 25 | + 16% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₨ 45 (E£ 7) | E£ 7 | + 2% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₨ 258 (E£ 40) | E£ 22 | + 83% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₨ 1,293 (E£ 201) | E£ 146 | + 38% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₨ 186 (E£ 29) | E£ 13 | + 132% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₨ 64 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.81 | + 72% | |

Housing | + 18% | |||

Housing in Nepal is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₨ 60,861 (E£ 9,463) | E£ 8,190 | + 16% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₨ 30,786 (E£ 4,787) | E£ 5,267 | - 9% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₨ 6,263 (E£ 974) | E£ 908 | + 7% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₨ 66,734 (E£ 10,376) | E£ 6,098 | + 70% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₨ 33,156 (E£ 5,155) | E£ 3,794 | + 36% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₨ 5,824 (E£ 906) | E£ 610 | + 48% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₨ 1,222 (E£ 190) | E£ 235 | - 19% | |

40” flat screen TV | ₨ 52,821 (E£ 8,213) | E£ 6,021 | + 36% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₨ 19,550 (E£ 3,040) | E£ 3,030 | + 0% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₨ 528 (E£ 82) | E£ 102 | - 19% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₨ 500 (E£ 78) | E£ 91 | - 15% | |

Clothes | - 55% | |||

Clothes in Nepal is 55% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₨ 2,777 (E£ 432) | E£ 874 | - 51% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₨ 2,068 (E£ 322) | E£ 761 | - 58% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₨ 5,687 (E£ 884) | E£ 1,831 | - 52% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₨ 4,071 (E£ 633) | E£ 1,123 | - 44% | |

Transportation | + 16% | |||

Transportation in Nepal is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₨ 3,727,360 (E£ 579,535) | E£ 444,807 | + 30% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₨ 110 (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 184% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ₨ 2,160 (E£ 336) | E£ 435 | - 23% | |

Personal Care | + 17% | |||

Personal Care in Nepal is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₨ 207 (E£ 32) | E£ 37 | - 14% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₨ 657 (E£ 102) | E£ 75 | + 36% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₨ 3,018 (E£ 469) | E£ 351 | + 34% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₨ 315 (E£ 49) | E£ 60 | - 18% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₨ 365 (E£ 57) | E£ 49 | + 15% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₨ 407 (E£ 63) | E£ 48 | + 32% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ₨ 179 (E£ 28) | E£ 25 | + 11% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ₨ 100 (E£ 16) | E£ 19 | - 16% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₨ 518 (E£ 80) | E£ 70 | + 15% | |

Entertainment | - 12% | |||

Entertainment in Nepal is 12% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₨ 1,839 (E£ 286) | E£ 320 | - 11% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ₨ 819 (E£ 127) | E£ 133 | - 4% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₨ 2,500 (E£ 389) | E£ 728 | - 47% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₨ 3,509 (E£ 546) | E£ 524 | + 4% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₨ 573 (E£ 89) | E£ 95 | - 6% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₨ 240 (E£ 37) | E£ 42 | - 10% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₨ 378 (E£ 59) | E£ 41 | + 44% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₨ 77,370 (E£ 12,030) | E£ 9,559 | + 26% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₨ 16 (E£ 2.47) | E£ 4.68 | - 47% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ₨ 3,337 (E£ 519) | E£ 787 | - 34% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₨ 369 (E£ 57) | E£ 37 | + 54% | |

TOTAL | + 4% |

These prices were last updated on December 12, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.15548
EGP
/
NPR

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#
Cost of living in
**Nepal**
is
**4% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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