- Cost of Living
- Puerto Rico
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 126% | |||
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Food in Puerto Rico is 126% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $12 (E£ 219) | E£ 145 | + 51% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $8 (E£ 135) | E£ 71 | + 91% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $4.29 (E£ 77) | E£ 39 | + 97% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $1.81 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 128% | |

12 eggs, large | $2.97 (E£ 53) | E£ 22 | + 144% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $2.90 (E£ 52) | E£ 11 | + 391% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $5.19 (E£ 93) | E£ 33 | + 180% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $3.60 (E£ 65) | E£ 26 | + 150% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $2.15 (E£ 38) | E£ 7 | + 485% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $1.99 (E£ 36) | E£ 21 | + 66% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $20 (E£ 358) | E£ 156 | + 130% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $1.56 (E£ 28) | E£ 12 | + 124% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $1.70 (E£ 30) | E£ 6 | + 406% | |

Housing | + 195% | |||

Housing in Puerto Rico is 195% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $1,625 (E£ 29,105) | E£ 8,380 | + 247% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $893 (E£ 16,000) | E£ 5,100 | + 214% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $195 (E£ 3,499) | E£ 913 | + 283% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $1,018 (E£ 18,228) | E£ 5,889 | + 210% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $647 (E£ 11,594) | E£ 3,880 | + 199% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $148 (E£ 2,654) | E£ 604 | + 339% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $43 (E£ 762) | E£ 251 | + 203% | |

40” flat screen TV | $349 (E£ 6,251) | E£ 6,122 | + 2% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $117 (E£ 2,097) | E£ 2,985 | - 30% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $8 (E£ 141) | E£ 101 | + 39% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $10 (E£ 176) | E£ 88 | + 101% | |

Clothes | + 14% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $47 (E£ 838) | E£ 907 | - 8% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $52 (E£ 935) | E£ 790 | + 18% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $99 (E£ 1,772) | E£ 1,891 | - 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $103 (E£ 1,849) | E£ 1,119 | + 65% | |

Transportation | + 49% | |||

Transportation in Puerto Rico is 49% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $27,457 (E£ 491,707) | E£ 459,253 | + 7% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $0.77 (E£ 14) | E£ 5.73 | + 142% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $47 (E£ 845) | E£ 435 | + 94% | |

Personal Care | + 107% | |||

Personal Care in Puerto Rico is 107% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $7 (E£ 118) | E£ 37 | + 218% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $14 (E£ 253) | E£ 79 | + 220% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $47 (E£ 834) | E£ 314 | + 166% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $7 (E£ 123) | E£ 51 | + 141% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $2.90 (E£ 52) | E£ 52 | - 0% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $3.77 (E£ 67) | E£ 48 | + 42% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $2.79 (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | + 143% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $1.67 (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 45% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $15 (E£ 261) | E£ 70 | + 271% | |

Entertainment | + 93% | |||

Entertainment in Puerto Rico is 93% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $55 (E£ 980) | E£ 323 | + 203% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $15 (E£ 276) | E£ 131 | + 110% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $64 (E£ 1,142) | E£ 693 | + 65% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $93 (E£ 1,672) | E£ 524 | + 219% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $9 (E£ 166) | E£ 104 | + 59% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $3.14 (E£ 56) | E£ 42 | + 35% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $2.94 (E£ 53) | E£ 56 | - 7% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $421 (E£ 7,547) | E£ 10,206 | - 26% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.67 (E£ 12) | E£ 4.68 | + 155% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $47 (E£ 848) | E£ 831 | + 2% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $9 (E£ 165) | E£ 36 | + 359% | |

TOTAL | + 101% |

These prices were last updated on October 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.908
EGP
/
USD

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#
Cost of living in
**Puerto Rico**
is
**101% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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