Cost of living in United Kingdom compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 85% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 85% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £10 (E£ 215) | E£ 128 | + 69% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | £5.72 (E£ 118) | E£ 73 | + 61% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.38 (E£ 70) | E£ 43 | + 63% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.83 (E£ 17) | E£ 15 | + 11% | |
12 eggs, large | £2.35 (E£ 48) | E£ 20 | + 144% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.83 (E£ 38) | E£ 9 | + 335% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.01 (E£ 83) | E£ 43 | + 94% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.82 (E£ 37) | E£ 24 | + 58% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.91 (E£ 19) | E£ 8 | + 138% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.78 (E£ 37) | E£ 24 | + 54% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 158) | E£ 168 | - 6% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | £1.93 (E£ 40) | E£ 13 | + 203% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.92 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 174% | |
Housing | + 222% | |||
Housing in United Kingdom is 222% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | £1,627 (E£ 33,516) | E£ 9,581 | + 250% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | £1,186 (E£ 24,434) | E£ 4,820 | + 407% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £131 (E£ 2,701) | E£ 687 | + 293% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | £884 (E£ 18,220) | E£ 6,245 | + 192% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | £814 (E£ 16,767) | E£ 3,546 | + 373% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | £110 (E£ 2,261) | E£ 699 | + 224% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | £23 (E£ 468) | E£ 201 | + 133% | |
40” flat screen tv | £317 (E£ 6,531) | E£ 5,334 | + 22% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | £88 (E£ 1,815) | E£ 2,705 | - 33% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £7 (E£ 135) | E£ 75 | + 81% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | £11 (E£ 232) | E£ 61 | + 282% | |
Clothes | + 1% | |||
Clothes in United Kingdom is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | £68 (E£ 1,399) | E£ 689 | + 103% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | £30 (E£ 610) | E£ 769 | - 21% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | £68 (E£ 1,403) | E£ 1,889 | - 26% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £66 (E£ 1,369) | E£ 963 | + 42% | |
Transportation | + 126% | |||
Transportation in United Kingdom is 126% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £20,028 (E£ 412,614) | E£ 406,747 | + 1% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.26 (E£ 26) | E£ 7 | + 258% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | £69 (E£ 1,429) | E£ 392 | + 264% | |
Personal Care | + 97% | |||
Personal Care in United Kingdom is 97% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.66 (E£ 75) | E£ 51 | + 48% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £9 (E£ 187) | E£ 64 | + 192% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | £87 (E£ 1,789) | E£ 281 | + 536% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | £3.21 (E£ 66) | E£ 99 | - 33% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.38 (E£ 28) | E£ 43 | - 34% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.22 (E£ 66) | E£ 44 | + 52% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.72 (E£ 36) | E£ 23 | + 52% | |
Tube of toothpaste | £1.39 (E£ 29) | E£ 25 | + 14% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £12 (E£ 253) | E£ 70 | + 264% | |
Entertainment | + 58% | |||
Entertainment in United Kingdom is 58% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £30 (E£ 609) | E£ 405 | + 50% | |
2 tickets to the movies | £19 (E£ 386) | E£ 155 | + 149% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £102 (E£ 2,104) | E£ 1,080 | + 95% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £52 (E£ 1,081) | E£ 560 | + 93% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 179) | E£ 80 | + 124% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £2.95 (E£ 61) | E£ 36 | + 69% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.23 (E£ 87) | E£ 46 | + 90% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | £388 (E£ 7,988) | E£ 9,726 | - 18% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.10 (E£ 2.16) | E£ 1.68 | + 29% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | £30 (E£ 625) | E£ 495 | + 26% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | £11 (E£ 232) | E£ 40 | + 481% | |
TOTAL | + 112% |
These prices were last updated on January 19, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 9,485 prices entered by 1,485 different people.
Cost of living in United Kingdom is 112% more expensive than in Egypt
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