- Cost of Living
- United Kingdom
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 127% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 127% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £10 (E£ 256) | E£ 139 | + 84% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | £5.58 (E£ 138) | E£ 66 | + 110% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.66 (E£ 90) | E£ 40 | + 128% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.86 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 53% | |

12 eggs, large | £2.67 (E£ 66) | E£ 21 | + 222% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £2.04 (E£ 50) | E£ 11 | + 341% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.43 (E£ 110) | E£ 31 | + 258% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.94 (E£ 48) | E£ 24 | + 99% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.86 (E£ 21) | E£ 6 | + 231% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.79 (E£ 44) | E£ 21 | + 109% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 210) | E£ 160 | + 31% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | £1.79 (E£ 44) | E£ 12 | + 280% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.91 (E£ 22) | E£ 9 | + 156% | |

Housing | + 329% | |||

Housing in United Kingdom is 329% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | £1,806 (E£ 44,668) | E£ 7,993 | + 459% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | £1,187 (E£ 29,366) | E£ 4,568 | + 543% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £156 (E£ 3,865) | E£ 926 | + 317% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | £1,054 (E£ 26,066) | E£ 5,466 | + 377% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | £765 (E£ 18,913) | E£ 3,027 | + 525% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | £146 (E£ 3,608) | E£ 590 | + 511% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | £21 (E£ 517) | E£ 260 | + 99% | |

40” flat screen TV | £333 (E£ 8,229) | E£ 6,070 | + 36% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | £83 (E£ 2,059) | E£ 2,826 | - 27% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £6 (E£ 156) | E£ 83 | + 88% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | £11 (E£ 270) | E£ 92 | + 192% | |

Clothes | + 22% | |||

Clothes in United Kingdom is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | £65 (E£ 1,620) | E£ 772 | + 110% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | £32 (E£ 802) | E£ 740 | + 8% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | £70 (E£ 1,726) | E£ 1,819 | - 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £73 (E£ 1,802) | E£ 1,339 | + 35% | |

Transportation | + 235% | |||

Transportation in United Kingdom is 235% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £18,212 (E£ 450,443) | E£ 467,502 | - 4% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.19 (E£ 29) | E£ 5.00 | + 488% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | £99 (E£ 2,452) | E£ 300 | + 717% | |

Personal Care | + 185% | |||

Personal Care in United Kingdom is 185% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.34 (E£ 83) | E£ 39 | + 113% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £8 (E£ 201) | E£ 75 | + 166% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | £69 (E£ 1,711) | E£ 269 | + 535% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | £3.17 (E£ 78) | E£ 60 | + 30% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.64 (E£ 41) | E£ 49 | - 16% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.38 (E£ 83) | E£ 44 | + 90% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.75 (E£ 43) | E£ 20 | + 118% | |

Tube of toothpaste | £1.56 (E£ 39) | E£ 19 | + 103% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £14 (E£ 334) | E£ 56 | + 499% | |

Entertainment | + 35% | |||

Entertainment in United Kingdom is 35% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £31 (E£ 754) | E£ 307 | + 146% | |

2 tickets to the movies | £20 (E£ 505) | E£ 128 | + 295% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £123 (E£ 3,033) | E£ 647 | + 369% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £55 (E£ 1,350) | E£ 485 | + 178% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 223) | E£ 100 | + 122% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £2.97 (E£ 73) | E£ 37 | + 99% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.37 (E£ 108) | E£ 56 | + 92% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | £412 (E£ 10,196) | E£ 11,911 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.17 (E£ 4.31) | E£ 15 | - 70% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | £44 (E£ 1,094) | E£ 677 | + 62% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | £10 (E£ 245) | E£ 32 | + 661% | |

TOTAL | + 157% |

These prices were last updated on April 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
24.733
EGP
/
GBP

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#
Cost of living in
**United Kingdom**
is
**157% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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