- Cost of Living
- Panama
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 110% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Panama is 110% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12 B/. (E£ 217) | E£ 142 | + 53% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 6 B/. (E£ 116) | E£ 69 | + 69% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 3.81 B/. (E£ 68) | E£ 39 | + 77% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.62 B/. (E£ 29) | E£ 14 | + 101% | |

12 eggs, large | 2.92 B/. (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | + 145% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 3.20 B/. (E£ 57) | E£ 10 | + 467% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 4.68 B/. (E£ 84) | E£ 32 | + 164% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 4.51 B/. (E£ 81) | E£ 25 | + 226% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 2.00 B/. (E£ 36) | E£ 7 | + 434% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 0.87 B/. (E£ 16) | E£ 22 | - 28% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 9 B/. (E£ 156) | E£ 146 | + 7% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.23 B/. (E£ 40) | E£ 12 | + 221% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 1.62 B/. (E£ 29) | E£ 5.74 | + 406% | |

Housing | + 160% | |||

Housing in Panama is 160% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 1,595 B/. (E£ 28,582) | E£ 8,190 | + 249% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 1,004 B/. (E£ 17,978) | E£ 5,267 | + 241% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 147 B/. (E£ 2,629) | E£ 908 | + 189% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 988 B/. (E£ 17,696) | E£ 6,098 | + 190% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 587 B/. (E£ 10,518) | E£ 3,794 | + 177% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 108 B/. (E£ 1,943) | E£ 610 | + 218% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 31 B/. (E£ 555) | E£ 235 | + 136% | |

40” flat screen TV | 350 B/. (E£ 6,270) | E£ 6,021 | + 4% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 95 B/. (E£ 1,704) | E£ 3,030 | - 44% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 9 B/. (E£ 168) | E£ 102 | + 66% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 4.18 B/. (E£ 75) | E£ 91 | - 18% | |

Clothes | + 2% | |||

Clothes in Panama is 2% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 67 B/. (E£ 1,208) | E£ 874 | + 38% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 39 B/. (E£ 697) | E£ 761 | - 8% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 82 B/. (E£ 1,478) | E£ 1,831 | - 19% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 97 B/. (E£ 1,743) | E£ 1,123 | + 55% | |

Transportation | + 20% | |||

Transportation in Panama is 20% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 20,119 B/. (E£ 360,425) | E£ 444,807 | - 19% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 0.80 B/. (E£ 14) | E£ 5.87 | + 144% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 36 B/. (E£ 650) | E£ 435 | + 50% | |

Personal Care | + 151% | |||

Personal Care in Panama is 151% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 5.19 B/. (E£ 93) | E£ 37 | + 150% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 B/. (E£ 508) | E£ 74 | + 590% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 41 B/. (E£ 727) | E£ 359 | + 102% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 8 B/. (E£ 145) | E£ 60 | + 142% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.51 B/. (E£ 99) | E£ 50 | + 99% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.59 B/. (E£ 100) | E£ 52 | + 92% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 3.28 B/. (E£ 59) | E£ 26 | + 130% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 2.86 B/. (E£ 51) | E£ 20 | + 150% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 13 B/. (E£ 229) | E£ 70 | + 228% | |

Entertainment | + 67% | |||

Entertainment in Panama is 67% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 50 B/. (E£ 891) | E£ 320 | + 179% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 12 B/. (E£ 214) | E£ 133 | + 61% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 104 B/. (E£ 1,856) | E£ 728 | + 155% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 71 B/. (E£ 1,275) | E£ 524 | + 143% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 B/. (E£ 159) | E£ 95 | + 68% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 4.03 B/. (E£ 72) | E£ 42 | + 73% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 4.06 B/. (E£ 73) | E£ 41 | + 79% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 586 B/. (E£ 10,490) | E£ 9,559 | + 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 4.68 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 58 B/. (E£ 1,036) | E£ 820 | + 26% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.30 B/. (E£ 95) | E£ 37 | + 155% | |

TOTAL | + 81% |

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.914
EGP
/
PAB

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#
Cost of living in
**Panama**
is
**81% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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