- Cost of Living
- Spain
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 97% | |||
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Food in Spain is 97% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €12 (E£ 253) | E£ 139 | + 81% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | €7 (E£ 155) | E£ 66 | + 136% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.64 (E£ 79) | E£ 40 | + 99% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.88 (E£ 19) | E£ 14 | + 39% | |

12 eggs, large | €2.37 (E£ 51) | E£ 21 | + 150% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.78 (E£ 38) | E£ 11 | + 236% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €5.84 (E£ 126) | E£ 31 | + 313% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.73 (E£ 37) | E£ 24 | + 55% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.13 (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 283% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €0.81 (E£ 18) | E£ 21 | - 17% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 150) | E£ 160 | - 6% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | €1.51 (E£ 33) | E£ 12 | + 180% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €0.91 (E£ 20) | E£ 9 | + 124% | |

Housing | + 205% | |||

Housing in Spain is 205% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | €1,254 (E£ 27,154) | E£ 7,993 | + 240% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | €860 (E£ 18,628) | E£ 4,568 | + 308% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €142 (E£ 3,077) | E£ 926 | + 232% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | €812 (E£ 17,598) | E£ 5,466 | + 222% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | €569 (E£ 12,322) | E£ 3,027 | + 307% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | €116 (E£ 2,504) | E£ 590 | + 324% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | €31 (E£ 673) | E£ 260 | + 159% | |

40” flat screen TV | €387 (E£ 8,383) | E£ 6,070 | + 38% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | €89 (E£ 1,931) | E£ 2,826 | - 32% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 169) | E£ 83 | + 103% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | €11 (E£ 228) | E£ 92 | + 147% | |

Clothes | + 15% | |||

Clothes in Spain is 15% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | €79 (E£ 1,706) | E£ 772 | + 121% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | €31 (E£ 675) | E£ 740 | - 9% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | €79 (E£ 1,720) | E£ 1,819 | - 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €94 (E£ 2,035) | E£ 1,339 | + 52% | |

Transportation | + 95% | |||

Transportation in Spain is 95% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €20,212 (E£ 437,842) | E£ 467,502 | - 6% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.20 (E£ 26) | E£ 5.00 | + 419% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | €49 (E£ 1,059) | E£ 300 | + 253% | |

Personal Care | + 128% | |||

Personal Care in Spain is 128% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €6 (E£ 141) | E£ 39 | + 263% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €4.94 (E£ 107) | E£ 75 | + 42% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | €53 (E£ 1,150) | E£ 269 | + 327% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | €4.22 (E£ 91) | E£ 60 | + 51% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €2.68 (E£ 58) | E£ 49 | + 20% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €2.92 (E£ 63) | E£ 44 | + 44% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.26 (E£ 27) | E£ 20 | + 38% | |

Tube of toothpaste | €1.71 (E£ 37) | E£ 19 | + 94% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €13 (E£ 276) | E£ 56 | + 395% | |

Entertainment | + 15% | |||

Entertainment in Spain is 15% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €31 (E£ 674) | E£ 307 | + 119% | |

2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 357) | E£ 128 | + 179% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €70 (E£ 1,526) | E£ 647 | + 136% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €50 (E£ 1,082) | E£ 485 | + 123% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 193) | E£ 100 | + 93% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.30 (E£ 50) | E£ 37 | + 35% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.67 (E£ 101) | E£ 56 | + 79% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | €469 (E£ 10,162) | E£ 11,911 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.27 (E£ 5.84) | E£ 15 | - 60% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | €45 (E£ 965) | E£ 677 | + 43% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | €5.08 (E£ 110) | E£ 32 | + 241% | |

TOTAL | + 88% |

These prices were last updated on April 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
21.663
EGP
/
EUR

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

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