- Cost of Living
- United Kingdom
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**United Kingdom**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 119% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 119% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £10 (E£ 242) | E£ 137 | + 76% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | £5.66 (E£ 131) | E£ 68 | + 91% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.80 (E£ 88) | E£ 39 | + 127% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.86 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 38% | |

12 eggs, large | £2.65 (E£ 61) | E£ 21 | + 190% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.97 (E£ 45) | E£ 10 | + 352% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.71 (E£ 109) | E£ 32 | + 237% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £2.00 (E£ 46) | E£ 25 | + 85% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.82 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 160% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.79 (E£ 41) | E£ 22 | + 88% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £9 (E£ 201) | E£ 150 | + 34% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | £1.85 (E£ 43) | E£ 13 | + 240% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.93 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.66 | + 280% | |

Housing | + 301% | |||

Housing in United Kingdom is 301% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | £1,951 (E£ 44,985) | E£ 8,575 | + 425% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | £1,241 (E£ 28,628) | E£ 5,178 | + 453% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £160 (E£ 3,678) | E£ 865 | + 325% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | £1,262 (E£ 29,090) | E£ 6,009 | + 384% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | £852 (E£ 19,653) | E£ 3,965 | + 396% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | £121 (E£ 2,789) | E£ 619 | + 351% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | £22 (E£ 512) | E£ 232 | + 120% | |

40” flat screen TV | £341 (E£ 7,861) | E£ 5,919 | + 33% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | £86 (E£ 1,988) | E£ 2,926 | - 32% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £7 (E£ 153) | E£ 97 | + 58% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | £11 (E£ 252) | E£ 91 | + 176% | |

Clothes | + 10% | |||

Clothes in United Kingdom is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | £67 (E£ 1,536) | E£ 892 | + 72% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | £32 (E£ 748) | E£ 828 | - 10% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | £73 (E£ 1,678) | E£ 1,829 | - 8% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £75 (E£ 1,736) | E£ 938 | + 85% | |

Transportation | + 178% | |||

Transportation in United Kingdom is 178% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £18,826 (E£ 434,120) | E£ 438,533 | - 1% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.27 (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | + 375% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | £98 (E£ 2,258) | E£ 491 | + 359% | |

Personal Care | + 123% | |||

Personal Care in United Kingdom is 123% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.40 (E£ 78) | E£ 37 | + 110% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £8 (E£ 195) | E£ 74 | + 165% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | £77 (E£ 1,770) | E£ 295 | + 499% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | £3.56 (E£ 82) | E£ 60 | + 37% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.55 (E£ 36) | E£ 50 | - 29% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.25 (E£ 75) | E£ 47 | + 58% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.81 (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 64% | |

Tube of toothpaste | £1.53 (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 66% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £13 (E£ 289) | E£ 72 | + 303% | |

Entertainment | + 82% | |||

Entertainment in United Kingdom is 82% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £31 (E£ 723) | E£ 317 | + 128% | |

2 tickets to the movies | £21 (E£ 487) | E£ 131 | + 271% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £106 (E£ 2,456) | E£ 797 | + 208% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £57 (E£ 1,319) | E£ 525 | + 151% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 210) | E£ 95 | + 122% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £3.03 (E£ 70) | E£ 40 | + 76% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.49 (E£ 104) | E£ 40 | + 162% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | £400 (E£ 9,226) | E£ 10,146 | - 9% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.16 (E£ 3.73) | E£ 3.42 | + 9% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | £45 (E£ 1,029) | E£ 727 | + 42% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | £11 (E£ 242) | E£ 37 | + 552% | |

TOTAL | + 156% |

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
23.060
EGP
/
GBP

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 18,220 prices entered by 2,653 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**United Kingdom**
is
**156% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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