- Cost of Living
- Spain
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 119% | |||
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Food in Spain is 119% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €12 (E£ 254) | E£ 127 | + 100% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €7 (E£ 154) | E£ 61 | + 152% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.60 (E£ 78) | E£ 38 | + 106% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.86 (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 39% | |

12 eggs, large | €2.35 (E£ 51) | E£ 22 | + 131% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.83 (E£ 40) | E£ 7 | + 439% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.96 (E£ 129) | E£ 30 | + 330% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.74 (E£ 38) | E£ 23 | + 67% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.14 (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 287% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €0.82 (E£ 18) | E£ 18 | - 2% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 145) | E£ 155 | - 7% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.51 (E£ 33) | E£ 11 | + 203% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €0.89 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.15 | + 274% | |

Housing | + 290% | |||

Housing in Spain is 290% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,249 (E£ 27,016) | E£ 6,253 | + 332% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €841 (E£ 18,190) | E£ 3,353 | + 443% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €140 (E£ 3,021) | E£ 607 | + 398% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €794 (E£ 17,186) | E£ 4,057 | + 324% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €551 (E£ 11,921) | E£ 1,976 | + 503% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €137 (E£ 2,967) | E£ 447 | + 564% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €32 (E£ 690) | E£ 265 | + 161% | |

40” flat screen TV | €395 (E£ 8,539) | E£ 6,250 | + 37% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €94 (E£ 2,032) | E£ 2,902 | - 30% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 174) | E£ 82 | + 112% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €10 (E£ 227) | E£ 36 | + 529% | |

Clothes | + 5% | |||

Clothes in Spain is 5% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €80 (E£ 1,726) | E£ 864 | + 100% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €30 (E£ 651) | E£ 797 | - 18% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €78 (E£ 1,683) | E£ 1,781 | - 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €96 (E£ 2,087) | E£ 1,319 | + 58% | |

Transportation | + 102% | |||

Transportation in Spain is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €20,423 (E£ 441,914) | E£ 468,079 | - 6% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.20 (E£ 26) | E£ 4.51 | + 474% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €49 (E£ 1,067) | E£ 269 | + 297% | |

Personal Care | + 150% | |||

Personal Care in Spain is 150% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.76 (E£ 125) | E£ 40 | + 215% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €4.91 (E£ 106) | E£ 76 | + 39% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €54 (E£ 1,167) | E£ 235 | + 397% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.19 (E£ 91) | E£ 54 | + 69% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €2.78 (E£ 60) | E£ 45 | + 33% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €2.91 (E£ 63) | E£ 39 | + 62% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.28 (E£ 28) | E£ 16 | + 76% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €1.70 (E£ 37) | E£ 19 | + 96% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €12 (E£ 269) | E£ 51 | + 425% | |

Entertainment | + 125% | |||

Entertainment in Spain is 125% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €31 (E£ 667) | E£ 302 | + 121% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 355) | E£ 121 | + 195% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €67 (E£ 1,453) | E£ 426 | + 241% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €51 (E£ 1,096) | E£ 437 | + 150% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 201) | E£ 97 | + 108% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.22 (E£ 48) | E£ 35 | + 37% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.65 (E£ 101) | E£ 60 | + 69% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €466 (E£ 10,092) | E£ 11,870 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.24 (E£ 5.23) | E£ 0.22 | + 2289% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €45 (E£ 967) | E£ 580 | + 67% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.00 (E£ 108) | E£ 32 | + 235% | |

TOTAL | + 138% |

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
21.638
EGP
/
EUR

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 14,224 prices entered by 1,865 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Spain**
is
**138% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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