- Cost of Living
- Puerto Rico
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Puerto Rico**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 119% | |||
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Food in Puerto Rico is 119% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $11 (E£ 203) | E£ 140 | + 45% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $7 (E£ 126) | E£ 67 | + 90% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $3.71 (E£ 66) | E£ 40 | + 67% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $1.78 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 127% | |

12 eggs, large | $3.00 (E£ 54) | E£ 20 | + 162% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $3.66 (E£ 65) | E£ 12 | + 427% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $5.30 (E£ 95) | E£ 31 | + 206% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $3.72 (E£ 66) | E£ 24 | + 172% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $1.32 (E£ 24) | E£ 7 | + 261% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $2.06 (E£ 37) | E£ 21 | + 75% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $18 (E£ 318) | E£ 155 | + 105% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $1.55 (E£ 28) | E£ 12 | + 138% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $1.76 (E£ 31) | E£ 8 | + 271% | |

Housing | + 199% | |||

Housing in Puerto Rico is 199% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $1,614 (E£ 28,829) | E£ 7,936 | + 263% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $894 (E£ 15,975) | E£ 4,501 | + 255% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $219 (E£ 3,906) | E£ 968 | + 304% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $889 (E£ 15,874) | E£ 5,298 | + 200% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $531 (E£ 9,481) | E£ 3,027 | + 213% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $135 (E£ 2,407) | E£ 582 | + 313% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $46 (E£ 816) | E£ 270 | + 202% | |

40” flat screen TV | $346 (E£ 6,171) | E£ 6,044 | + 2% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $133 (E£ 2,375) | E£ 2,902 | - 18% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $9 (E£ 168) | E£ 85 | + 98% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $9 (E£ 156) | E£ 101 | + 55% | |

Clothes | + 14% | |||

Clothes in Puerto Rico is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $50 (E£ 892) | E£ 906 | - 1% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $53 (E£ 938) | E£ 774 | + 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $97 (E£ 1,723) | E£ 1,914 | - 10% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $111 (E£ 1,985) | E£ 1,495 | + 33% | |

Transportation | + 69% | |||

Transportation in Puerto Rico is 69% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $29,595 (E£ 528,561) | E£ 458,002 | + 15% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $0.71 (E£ 13) | E£ 5.00 | + 155% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $47 (E£ 844) | E£ 323 | + 162% | |

Personal Care | + 127% | |||

Personal Care in Puerto Rico is 127% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $6 (E£ 116) | E£ 43 | + 167% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $20 (E£ 357) | E£ 81 | + 340% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $43 (E£ 765) | E£ 260 | + 195% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $6 (E£ 110) | E£ 60 | + 82% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $2.98 (E£ 53) | E£ 53 | + 1% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $4.63 (E£ 83) | E£ 46 | + 80% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $2.67 (E£ 48) | E£ 19 | + 151% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $1.71 (E£ 31) | E£ 20 | + 56% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $14 (E£ 258) | E£ 58 | + 342% | |

Entertainment | + 9% | |||

Entertainment in Puerto Rico is 9% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $53 (E£ 953) | E£ 312 | + 206% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $15 (E£ 276) | E£ 130 | + 113% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $41 (E£ 737) | E£ 713 | + 3% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $67 (E£ 1,194) | E£ 469 | + 155% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $8 (E£ 135) | E£ 100 | + 35% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $3.01 (E£ 54) | E£ 38 | + 42% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $2.57 (E£ 46) | E£ 56 | - 19% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $555 (E£ 9,908) | E£ 12,204 | - 19% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.67 (E£ 12) | E£ 21 | - 44% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $38 (E£ 674) | E£ 707 | - 5% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $10 (E£ 172) | E£ 33 | + 428% | |

TOTAL | + 79% |

These prices were last updated on May 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.860
EGP
/
USD

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#
Cost of living in
**Puerto Rico**
is
**79% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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