- Cost of Living
- United Kingdom
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 113% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 113% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £11 (E£ 247) | E£ 149 | + 66% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | £5.62 (E£ 132) | E£ 70 | + 89% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.65 (E£ 85) | E£ 39 | + 118% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.87 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 44% | |

12 eggs, large | £2.70 (E£ 63) | E£ 22 | + 190% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.94 (E£ 46) | E£ 11 | + 327% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.49 (E£ 105) | E£ 32 | + 228% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.97 (E£ 46) | E£ 25 | + 84% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.86 (E£ 20) | E£ 6 | + 213% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.81 (E£ 43) | E£ 21 | + 98% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £9 (E£ 202) | E£ 162 | + 24% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | £1.82 (E£ 43) | E£ 12 | + 246% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.91 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.94 | + 260% | |

Housing | + 292% | |||

Housing in United Kingdom is 292% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | £1,837 (E£ 43,050) | E£ 8,349 | + 416% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | £1,198 (E£ 28,081) | E£ 4,960 | + 466% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £151 (E£ 3,536) | E£ 939 | + 276% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | £1,122 (E£ 26,284) | E£ 6,082 | + 332% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | £768 (E£ 18,006) | E£ 3,803 | + 374% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | £153 (E£ 3,588) | E£ 607 | + 491% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | £21 (E£ 497) | E£ 250 | + 99% | |

40” flat screen TV | £335 (E£ 7,848) | E£ 6,202 | + 27% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | £84 (E£ 1,978) | E£ 3,087 | - 36% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £6 (E£ 149) | E£ 97 | + 55% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | £11 (E£ 258) | E£ 85 | + 205% | |

Clothes | + 8% | |||

Clothes in United Kingdom is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | £64 (E£ 1,490) | E£ 944 | + 58% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | £32 (E£ 758) | E£ 782 | - 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | £70 (E£ 1,646) | E£ 1,872 | - 12% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £71 (E£ 1,661) | E£ 1,232 | + 35% | |

Transportation | + 187% | |||

Transportation in United Kingdom is 187% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £18,212 (E£ 426,809) | E£ 460,034 | - 7% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.23 (E£ 29) | E£ 5.63 | + 414% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | £95 (E£ 2,231) | E£ 424 | + 427% | |

Personal Care | + 137% | |||

Personal Care in United Kingdom is 137% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.22 (E£ 75) | E£ 37 | + 103% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £8 (E£ 192) | E£ 79 | + 143% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | £71 (E£ 1,653) | E£ 314 | + 427% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | £3.41 (E£ 80) | E£ 51 | + 56% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.52 (E£ 36) | E£ 52 | - 32% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.24 (E£ 76) | E£ 48 | + 59% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.76 (E£ 41) | E£ 21 | + 100% | |

Tube of toothpaste | £1.53 (E£ 36) | E£ 21 | + 73% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £13 (E£ 296) | E£ 64 | + 362% | |

Entertainment | + 67% | |||

Entertainment in United Kingdom is 67% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £31 (E£ 717) | E£ 329 | + 118% | |

2 tickets to the movies | £21 (E£ 489) | E£ 131 | + 274% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £116 (E£ 2,717) | E£ 693 | + 292% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £56 (E£ 1,310) | E£ 488 | + 169% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 214) | E£ 91 | + 136% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £2.95 (E£ 69) | E£ 39 | + 79% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.35 (E£ 102) | E£ 56 | + 82% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | £402 (E£ 9,427) | E£ 10,910 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.15 (E£ 3.50) | E£ 4.61 | - 24% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | £43 (E£ 1,015) | E£ 776 | + 31% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | £10 (E£ 239) | E£ 35 | + 584% | |

TOTAL | + 151% |

These prices were last updated on September 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
23.436
EGP
/
GBP

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 20,661 prices entered by 2,970 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**United Kingdom**
is
**151% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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