- Cost of Living
- Syria
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | - 5% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Syria is 5% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 3,239 £ (E£ 113) | E£ 139 | - 19% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,875 £ (E£ 65) | E£ 68 | - 4% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 1,014 £ (E£ 35) | E£ 39 | - 9% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 368 £ (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | - 12% | |

12 eggs, large | 444 £ (E£ 15) | E£ 21 | - 28% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 267 £ (E£ 9) | E£ 10 | - 8% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 717 £ (E£ 25) | E£ 31 | - 21% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 508 £ (E£ 18) | E£ 25 | - 28% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 231 £ (E£ 8) | E£ 7 | + 12% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 538 £ (E£ 19) | E£ 22 | - 15% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 2,600 £ (E£ 90) | E£ 150 | - 40% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 574 £ (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 59% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 400 £ (E£ 14) | E£ 5.69 | + 144% | |

Housing | - 6% | |||

Housing in Syria is 6% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 236,725 £ (E£ 8,222) | E£ 8,598 | - 4% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 137,500 £ (E£ 4,776) | E£ 5,254 | - 9% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 17,500 £ (E£ 608) | E£ 880 | - 31% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 120,714 £ (E£ 4,193) | E£ 5,801 | - 28% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 77,705 £ (E£ 2,699) | E£ 3,965 | - 32% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 14,000 £ (E£ 486) | E£ 619 | - 21% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 8,698 £ (E£ 302) | E£ 234 | + 29% | |

40” flat screen TV | 250,143 £ (E£ 8,688) | E£ 5,850 | + 49% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 135,000 £ (E£ 4,689) | E£ 2,926 | + 60% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2,518 £ (E£ 87) | E£ 97 | - 10% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 1,500 £ (E£ 52) | E£ 91 | - 43% | |

Clothes | - 17% | |||

Clothes in Syria is 17% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 16,105 £ (E£ 559) | E£ 902 | - 38% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 21,257 £ (E£ 738) | E£ 808 | - 9% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 31,515 £ (E£ 1,095) | E£ 1,787 | - 39% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 26,667 £ (E£ 926) | E£ 947 | - 2% | |

Transportation | - 15% | |||

Transportation in Syria is 15% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 7,000,000 £ (E£ 243,124) | E£ 438,533 | - 45% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 318 £ (E£ 11) | E£ 6 | + 79% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | - | E£ 491 | - | |

Personal Care | - 14% | |||

Personal Care in Syria is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 500 £ (E£ 17) | E£ 37 | - 53% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 1,350 £ (E£ 47) | E£ 74 | - 36% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | - | E£ 287 | - | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 500 £ (E£ 17) | E£ 60 | - 71% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 1,171 £ (E£ 41) | E£ 50 | - 19% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 1,029 £ (E£ 36) | E£ 49 | - 27% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 600 £ (E£ 21) | E£ 26 | - 21% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 1,375 £ (E£ 48) | E£ 21 | + 124% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 1,500 £ (E£ 52) | E£ 72 | - 27% | |

Entertainment | - 16% | |||

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

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 6,938 £ (E£ 241) | E£ 322 | - 25% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 4,457 £ (E£ 155) | E£ 133 | + 17% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 797 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 14,339 £ (E£ 498) | E£ 528 | - 6% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 3,000 £ (E£ 104) | E£ 95 | + 10% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 1,099 £ (E£ 38) | E£ 40 | - 4% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 800 £ (E£ 28) | E£ 40 | - 30% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 10,146 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 3.42 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 7,350 £ (E£ 255) | E£ 735 | - 65% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 950 £ (E£ 33) | E£ 37 | - 11% | |

TOTAL | - 11% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,052 prices entered by 312 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 21, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.03473
EGP
/
SYP

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Cost of living in
**Syria**
is
**11% cheaper than**
in
**Egypt**

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