- Cost of Living
- Spain
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 86% | |||
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Food in Spain is 86% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €12 (E£ 236) | E£ 141 | + 67% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €7 (E£ 147) | E£ 68 | + 115% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.50 (E£ 71) | E£ 39 | + 81% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.88 (E£ 18) | E£ 14 | + 26% | |

12 eggs, large | €2.59 (E£ 53) | E£ 21 | + 148% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.71 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 235% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.58 (E£ 114) | E£ 32 | + 252% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.76 (E£ 36) | E£ 25 | + 43% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.11 (E£ 23) | E£ 7 | + 244% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €0.82 (E£ 17) | E£ 21 | - 21% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €6 (E£ 125) | E£ 154 | - 19% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.53 (E£ 31) | E£ 12 | + 152% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €0.94 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.92 | + 223% | |

Housing | + 178% | |||

Housing in Spain is 178% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,272 (E£ 25,974) | E£ 8,119 | + 220% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €883 (E£ 18,042) | E£ 4,692 | + 285% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €136 (E£ 2,778) | E£ 893 | + 211% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €828 (E£ 16,909) | E£ 5,582 | + 203% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €616 (E£ 12,578) | E£ 3,486 | + 261% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €95 (E£ 1,948) | E£ 591 | + 229% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €30 (E£ 613) | E£ 275 | + 123% | |

40” flat screen TV | €377 (E£ 7,700) | E£ 6,271 | + 23% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €82 (E£ 1,667) | E£ 3,100 | - 46% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €7 (E£ 149) | E£ 88 | + 69% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €11 (E£ 217) | E£ 92 | + 136% | |

Clothes | - 4% | |||

Clothes in Spain is 4% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €75 (E£ 1,522) | E£ 935 | + 63% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €29 (E£ 587) | E£ 790 | - 26% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €80 (E£ 1,629) | E£ 1,917 | - 15% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €94 (E£ 1,926) | E£ 1,205 | + 60% | |

Transportation | + 85% | |||

Transportation in Spain is 85% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €19,410 (E£ 396,387) | E£ 461,730 | - 14% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.23 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.38 | + 365% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €49 (E£ 999) | E£ 323 | + 209% | |

Personal Care | + 102% | |||

Personal Care in Spain is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €7 (E£ 134) | E£ 37 | + 258% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €4.67 (E£ 95) | E£ 80 | + 20% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €55 (E£ 1,113) | E£ 256 | + 335% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.56 (E£ 93) | E£ 51 | + 82% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €2.66 (E£ 54) | E£ 52 | + 5% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €2.84 (E£ 58) | E£ 47 | + 22% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.29 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 32% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €1.71 (E£ 35) | E£ 20 | + 75% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €13 (E£ 262) | E£ 65 | + 300% | |

Entertainment | + 41% | |||

Entertainment in Spain is 41% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €30 (E£ 622) | E£ 335 | + 85% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €17 (E£ 344) | E£ 129 | + 167% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €75 (E£ 1,529) | E£ 701 | + 118% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €47 (E£ 964) | E£ 493 | + 96% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €8 (E£ 173) | E£ 93 | + 87% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.14 (E£ 44) | E£ 39 | + 13% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.21 (E£ 86) | E£ 55 | + 55% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €456 (E£ 9,322) | E£ 11,085 | - 16% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.20 (E£ 4.14) | E£ 4.10 | + 1% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €45 (E£ 909) | E£ 709 | + 28% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.09 (E£ 104) | E£ 34 | + 204% | |

TOTAL | + 88% |

These prices were last updated on August 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
20.422
EGP
/
EUR

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 12,542 prices entered by 1,652 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Spain**
is
**88% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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