Cost of living in United Kingdom compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 95% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 95% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £10 (E£ 224) | E£ 103 | + 118% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | £5.88 (E£ 126) | E£ 74 | + 70% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.31 (E£ 71) | E£ 44 | + 62% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.86 (E£ 18) | E£ 17 | + 9% | |
12 eggs, large | £2.47 (E£ 53) | E£ 20 | + 168% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £2.08 (E£ 45) | E£ 7 | + 577% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.09 (E£ 88) | E£ 39 | + 127% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.93 (E£ 41) | E£ 24 | + 70% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.90 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 166% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.71 (E£ 37) | E£ 31 | + 20% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 175) | E£ 177 | - 1% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | £1.95 (E£ 42) | E£ 15 | + 180% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.92 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 195% | |
Housing | + 319% | |||
Housing in United Kingdom is 319% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | £1,818 (E£ 39,104) | E£ 9,026 | + 333% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | £1,084 (E£ 23,316) | E£ 4,592 | + 408% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £149 (E£ 3,213) | E£ 671 | + 379% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | £1,097 (E£ 23,602) | E£ 5,440 | + 334% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | £1,026 (E£ 22,060) | E£ 3,360 | + 557% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | £96 (E£ 2,065) | E£ 501 | + 313% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | £22 (E£ 476) | E£ 166 | + 186% | |
40” flat screen tv | £322 (E£ 6,918) | E£ 4,544 | + 52% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | £73 (E£ 1,579) | E£ 2,125 | - 26% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £6 (E£ 133) | E£ 101 | + 32% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | £12 (E£ 254) | E£ 35 | + 620% | |
Clothes | + 3% | |||
Clothes in United Kingdom is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | £72 (E£ 1,544) | E£ 917 | + 68% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | £33 (E£ 716) | E£ 848 | - 16% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | £78 (E£ 1,677) | E£ 2,121 | - 21% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £76 (E£ 1,644) | E£ 1,289 | + 28% | |
Transportation | + 226% | |||
Transportation in United Kingdom is 226% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £20,036 (E£ 430,971) | E£ 395,100 | + 9% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.20 (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 227% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | £98 (E£ 2,112) | E£ 312 | + 576% | |
Personal Care | + 119% | |||
Personal Care in United Kingdom is 119% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.19 (E£ 69) | E£ 39 | + 77% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £9 (E£ 188) | E£ 62 | + 204% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | £81 (E£ 1,745) | E£ 237 | + 637% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | £3.41 (E£ 73) | E£ 131 | - 44% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.58 (E£ 34) | E£ 42 | - 19% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.36 (E£ 72) | E£ 31 | + 131% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.83 (E£ 39) | E£ 24 | + 63% | |
Tube of toothpaste | £1.46 (E£ 31) | E£ 27 | + 17% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £13 (E£ 288) | E£ 69 | + 315% | |
Entertainment | + 99% | |||
Entertainment in United Kingdom is 99% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £30 (E£ 639) | E£ 328 | + 95% | |
2 tickets to the movies | £20 (E£ 429) | E£ 175 | + 145% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £133 (E£ 2,870) | E£ 605 | + 375% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £57 (E£ 1,226) | E£ 432 | + 184% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 188) | E£ 75 | + 149% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £3.24 (E£ 70) | E£ 38 | + 83% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.70 (E£ 101) | E£ 68 | + 49% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | £429 (E£ 9,228) | E£ 9,759 | - 5% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.14 (E£ 3.03) | E£ 1.39 | + 118% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | £37 (E£ 793) | E£ 429 | + 85% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | £12 (E£ 250) | E£ 43 | + 484% | |
TOTAL | + 170% |
These prices were last updated on January 25, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in United Kingdom is 170% more expensive than in Egypt
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