- Cost of Living
- United Kingdom
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 117% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 117% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £11 (E£ 247) | E£ 141 | + 75% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | £5.62 (E£ 131) | E£ 69 | + 91% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.69 (E£ 86) | E£ 40 | + 117% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.86 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 43% | |

12 eggs, large | £2.69 (E£ 63) | E£ 21 | + 193% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.94 (E£ 45) | E£ 11 | + 323% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.49 (E£ 105) | E£ 31 | + 234% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.98 (E£ 46) | E£ 25 | + 84% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.85 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 201% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.78 (E£ 41) | E£ 21 | + 98% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 198) | E£ 160 | + 24% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | £1.80 (E£ 42) | E£ 12 | + 237% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.90 (E£ 21) | E£ 6 | + 242% | |

Housing | + 293% | |||

Housing in United Kingdom is 293% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | £1,796 (E£ 41,802) | E£ 8,119 | + 415% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | £1,197 (E£ 27,868) | E£ 4,783 | + 483% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £154 (E£ 3,594) | E£ 882 | + 307% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | £1,091 (E£ 25,393) | E£ 5,590 | + 354% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | £744 (E£ 17,311) | E£ 3,470 | + 399% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | £150 (E£ 3,485) | E£ 579 | + 502% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | £21 (E£ 488) | E£ 271 | + 80% | |

40” flat screen TV | £334 (E£ 7,772) | E£ 6,218 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | £84 (E£ 1,946) | E£ 3,080 | - 37% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £6 (E£ 148) | E£ 86 | + 73% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | £11 (E£ 255) | E£ 93 | + 173% | |

Clothes | + 4% | |||

Clothes in United Kingdom is 4% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | £64 (E£ 1,501) | E£ 935 | + 61% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | £32 (E£ 744) | E£ 801 | - 7% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | £69 (E£ 1,597) | E£ 1,973 | - 19% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £72 (E£ 1,685) | E£ 1,308 | + 29% | |

Transportation | + 217% | |||

Transportation in United Kingdom is 217% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £18,319 (E£ 426,435) | E£ 468,748 | - 9% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.22 (E£ 28) | E£ 5.19 | + 445% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | £97 (E£ 2,269) | E£ 327 | + 594% | |

Personal Care | + 142% | |||

Personal Care in United Kingdom is 142% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.26 (E£ 76) | E£ 40 | + 90% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £8 (E£ 192) | E£ 80 | + 141% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | £68 (E£ 1,588) | E£ 259 | + 513% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | £3.27 (E£ 76) | E£ 51 | + 49% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.58 (E£ 37) | E£ 52 | - 29% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.22 (E£ 75) | E£ 47 | + 61% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.75 (E£ 41) | E£ 20 | + 105% | |

Tube of toothpaste | £1.50 (E£ 35) | E£ 20 | + 75% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £13 (E£ 300) | E£ 64 | + 371% | |

Entertainment | + 64% | |||

Entertainment in United Kingdom is 64% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £30 (E£ 707) | E£ 333 | + 112% | |

2 tickets to the movies | £21 (E£ 482) | E£ 127 | + 278% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £121 (E£ 2,807) | E£ 700 | + 301% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £55 (E£ 1,288) | E£ 518 | + 149% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 216) | E£ 93 | + 133% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £2.95 (E£ 69) | E£ 38 | + 82% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.35 (E£ 101) | E£ 55 | + 83% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | £405 (E£ 9,428) | E£ 11,085 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.14 (E£ 3.35) | E£ 4.75 | - 30% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | £45 (E£ 1,039) | E£ 729 | + 42% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | £10 (E£ 234) | E£ 34 | + 593% | |

TOTAL | + 157% |

These prices were last updated on July 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
23.278
EGP
/
GBP

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

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