- Cost of Living
- Swaziland
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 37% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Swaziland is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Lilangeni68 (E£ 86) | E£ 142 | - 40% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Lilangeni69 (E£ 87) | E£ 69 | + 26% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Lilangeni40 (E£ 51) | E£ 39 | + 31% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Lilangeni16 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 42% | |

12 eggs, large | Lilangeni31 (E£ 39) | E£ 21 | + 82% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Lilangeni24 (E£ 31) | E£ 10 | + 204% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Lilangeni159 (E£ 201) | E£ 32 | + 534% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Lilangeni29 (E£ 37) | E£ 25 | + 50% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Lilangeni38 (E£ 48) | E£ 7 | + 609% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Lilangeni15 (E£ 19) | E£ 22 | - 11% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Lilangeni156 (E£ 197) | E£ 146 | + 35% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Lilangeni21 (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 115% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Lilangeni7 (E£ 9) | E£ 5.74 | + 56% | |

Housing | + 92% | |||

Housing in Swaziland is 92% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Lilangeni10,226 (E£ 12,929) | E£ 8,190 | + 58% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Lilangeni10,002 (E£ 12,647) | E£ 5,267 | + 140% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Lilangeni891 (E£ 1,126) | E£ 908 | + 24% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Lilangeni7,062 (E£ 8,929) | E£ 6,098 | + 46% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Lilangeni3,957 (E£ 5,004) | E£ 3,794 | + 32% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Lilangeni520 (E£ 658) | E£ 610 | + 8% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Lilangeni1,086 (E£ 1,373) | E£ 235 | + 484% | |

40” flat screen TV | Lilangeni12,450 (E£ 15,741) | E£ 6,021 | + 161% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Lilangeni1,974 (E£ 2,496) | E£ 3,030 | - 18% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Lilangeni44 (E£ 55) | E£ 102 | - 46% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 91 | - | |

Clothes | + 56% | |||

Clothes in Swaziland is 56% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Lilangeni672 (E£ 850) | E£ 874 | - 3% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Lilangeni1,151 (E£ 1,455) | E£ 761 | + 91% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Lilangeni1,118 (E£ 1,414) | E£ 1,831 | - 23% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Lilangeni1,467 (E£ 1,855) | E£ 1,123 | + 65% | |

Transportation | + 19% | |||

Transportation in Swaziland is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Lilangeni217,719 (E£ 275,283) | E£ 444,807 | - 38% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Lilangeni12 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.87 | + 164% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Lilangeni568 (E£ 718) | E£ 435 | + 65% | |

Personal Care | + 16% | |||

Personal Care in Swaziland is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Lilangeni65 (E£ 82) | E£ 37 | + 120% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Lilangeni113 (E£ 143) | E£ 74 | + 95% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Lilangeni318 (E£ 403) | E£ 359 | + 12% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Lilangeni40 (E£ 50) | E£ 60 | - 16% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Lilangeni25 (E£ 32) | E£ 50 | - 37% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Lilangeni48 (E£ 61) | E£ 52 | + 17% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Lilangeni27 (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 36% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Lilangeni14 (E£ 18) | E£ 20 | - 13% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Lilangeni92 (E£ 116) | E£ 70 | + 66% | |

Entertainment | - 16% | |||

Entertainment in Swaziland is 16% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Lilangeni244 (E£ 309) | E£ 320 | - 3% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Lilangeni86 (E£ 109) | E£ 133 | - 18% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Lilangeni800 (E£ 1,012) | E£ 728 | + 39% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Lilangeni411 (E£ 520) | E£ 524 | - 1% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Lilangeni28 (E£ 36) | E£ 95 | - 62% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Lilangeni30 (E£ 38) | E£ 42 | - 9% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Lilangeni23 (E£ 28) | E£ 41 | - 30% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Lilangeni9,965 (E£ 12,600) | E£ 9,559 | + 32% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Lilangeni1.87 (E£ 2.37) | E£ 4.68 | - 49% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Lilangeni338 (E£ 427) | E£ 820 | - 48% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Lilangeni45 (E£ 57) | E£ 37 | + 54% | |

TOTAL | + 33% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,790 prices entered by 298 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
1.264
EGP
/
SZL

#
Cost of living in
**Swaziland**
is
**33% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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