Cost of living in United Kingdom compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 100% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 100% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £10 (E£ 229) | E£ 100 | + 128% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | £5.86 (E£ 128) | E£ 75 | + 71% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.31 (E£ 72) | E£ 44 | + 65% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.83 (E£ 18) | E£ 17 | + 8% | |
12 eggs, large | £2.48 (E£ 54) | E£ 20 | + 174% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.94 (E£ 42) | E£ 6 | + 566% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.32 (E£ 94) | E£ 36 | + 163% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.94 (E£ 42) | E£ 24 | + 74% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.79 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 132% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.68 (E£ 37) | E£ 31 | + 20% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 181) | E£ 177 | + 2% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | £1.96 (E£ 43) | E£ 15 | + 187% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.90 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 202% | |
Housing | + 330% | |||
Housing in United Kingdom is 330% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | £1,807 (E£ 39,513) | E£ 9,026 | + 338% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | £1,101 (E£ 24,085) | E£ 4,592 | + 425% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £145 (E£ 3,161) | E£ 704 | + 349% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | £1,121 (E£ 24,506) | E£ 5,440 | + 350% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | £1,034 (E£ 22,616) | E£ 3,360 | + 573% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | £100 (E£ 2,190) | E£ 501 | + 337% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | £22 (E£ 485) | E£ 152 | + 219% | |
40” flat screen tv | £318 (E£ 6,953) | E£ 4,538 | + 53% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | £76 (E£ 1,656) | E£ 2,125 | - 22% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £6 (E£ 136) | E£ 96 | + 41% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | £12 (E£ 259) | E£ 36 | + 630% | |
Clothes | + 1% | |||
Clothes in United Kingdom is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | £69 (E£ 1,502) | E£ 917 | + 64% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | £33 (E£ 713) | E£ 848 | - 16% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | £77 (E£ 1,685) | E£ 2,121 | - 21% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £75 (E£ 1,631) | E£ 1,289 | + 27% | |
Transportation | + 200% | |||
Transportation in United Kingdom is 200% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £20,042 (E£ 438,304) | E£ 395,100 | + 11% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.14 (E£ 25) | E£ 8 | + 216% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | £88 (E£ 1,916) | E£ 322 | + 494% | |
Personal Care | + 136% | |||
Personal Care in United Kingdom is 136% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.27 (E£ 72) | E£ 35 | + 105% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £9 (E£ 193) | E£ 61 | + 218% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | £82 (E£ 1,793) | E£ 226 | + 694% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | £3.51 (E£ 77) | E£ 131 | - 41% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.58 (E£ 35) | E£ 43 | - 19% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.20 (E£ 70) | E£ 36 | + 94% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.88 (E£ 41) | E£ 20 | + 106% | |
Tube of toothpaste | £1.43 (E£ 31) | E£ 18 | + 72% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £13 (E£ 292) | E£ 71 | + 312% | |
Entertainment | + 116% | |||
Entertainment in United Kingdom is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £30 (E£ 655) | E£ 328 | + 100% | |
2 tickets to the movies | £19 (E£ 407) | E£ 175 | + 133% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £135 (E£ 2,957) | E£ 605 | + 389% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £57 (E£ 1,248) | E£ 441 | + 183% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 187) | E£ 75 | + 148% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £3.29 (E£ 72) | E£ 38 | + 88% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.60 (E£ 101) | E£ 68 | + 48% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | £428 (E£ 9,369) | E£ 9,759 | - 4% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.30 (E£ 7) | E£ 1.50 | + 342% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | £34 (E£ 746) | E£ 485 | + 54% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | £12 (E£ 255) | E£ 44 | + 483% | |
TOTAL | + 169% |
These prices were last updated on February 27, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 5,987 prices entered by 955 different people.
Cost of living in United Kingdom is 169% more expensive than in Egypt
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