- Cost of Living
- United Kingdom
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 109% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 109% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £11 (E£ 246) | E£ 146 | + 69% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | £5.59 (E£ 128) | E£ 70 | + 84% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.61 (E£ 83) | E£ 39 | + 115% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.87 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 38% | |

12 eggs, large | £2.67 (E£ 62) | E£ 22 | + 182% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.91 (E£ 44) | E£ 11 | + 311% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.53 (E£ 104) | E£ 33 | + 219% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.96 (E£ 45) | E£ 26 | + 76% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.84 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 182% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.76 (E£ 40) | E£ 22 | + 82% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £9 (E£ 197) | E£ 152 | + 29% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | £1.82 (E£ 42) | E£ 13 | + 232% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.92 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.73 | + 270% | |

Housing | + 281% | |||

Housing in United Kingdom is 281% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | £1,860 (E£ 42,781) | E£ 8,335 | + 413% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | £1,200 (E£ 27,594) | E£ 5,159 | + 435% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £159 (E£ 3,653) | E£ 908 | + 302% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | £1,129 (E£ 25,969) | E£ 6,098 | + 326% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | £788 (E£ 18,119) | E£ 3,794 | + 378% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | £145 (E£ 3,347) | E£ 610 | + 448% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | £22 (E£ 495) | E£ 251 | + 98% | |

40” flat screen TV | £337 (E£ 7,743) | E£ 6,021 | + 29% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | £85 (E£ 1,956) | E£ 3,030 | - 35% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £6 (E£ 147) | E£ 102 | + 45% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | £11 (E£ 251) | E£ 91 | + 175% | |

Clothes | + 10% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | £63 (E£ 1,455) | E£ 874 | + 66% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | £32 (E£ 742) | E£ 761 | - 2% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | £70 (E£ 1,620) | E£ 1,862 | - 13% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £72 (E£ 1,657) | E£ 1,123 | + 48% | |

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 | £18,384 (E£ 422,905) | E£ 444,807 | - 5% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.25 (E£ 29) | E£ 5.87 | + 388% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | £93 (E£ 2,143) | E£ 435 | + 393% | |

Personal Care | + 127% | |||

Personal Care in United Kingdom is 127% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.38 (E£ 78) | E£ 41 | + 91% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £8 (E£ 188) | E£ 74 | + 153% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | £74 (E£ 1,706) | E£ 334 | + 411% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | £3.48 (E£ 80) | E£ 60 | + 33% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.52 (E£ 35) | E£ 50 | - 29% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.22 (E£ 74) | E£ 52 | + 42% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.80 (E£ 41) | E£ 26 | + 61% | |

Tube of toothpaste | £1.54 (E£ 36) | E£ 20 | + 73% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £13 (E£ 289) | E£ 70 | + 314% | |

Entertainment | + 59% | |||

Entertainment in United Kingdom is 59% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £31 (E£ 711) | E£ 329 | + 116% | |

2 tickets to the movies | £21 (E£ 480) | E£ 134 | + 258% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £115 (E£ 2,640) | E£ 728 | + 263% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £54 (E£ 1,250) | E£ 524 | + 139% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 207) | E£ 91 | + 127% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £2.97 (E£ 68) | E£ 42 | + 64% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.35 (E£ 100) | E£ 43 | + 134% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | £400 (E£ 9,210) | E£ 10,473 | - 12% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.15 (E£ 3.38) | E£ 4.68 | - 28% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | £43 (E£ 987) | E£ 820 | + 20% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | £10 (E£ 234) | E£ 37 | + 540% | |

TOTAL | + 145% |

These prices were last updated on November 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
23.004
EGP
/
GBP

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#
Cost of living in
**United Kingdom**
is
**145% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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