Cost of living in United States compared to Egypt
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Food | + 131% | |||
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Food in United States is 131% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $15 (E£ 237) | E£ 85 | + 180% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | $8 (E£ 129) | E£ 77 | + 68% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $4.24 (E£ 66) | E£ 44 | + 52% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $0.87 (E£ 14) | E£ 17 | - 19% | |
12 eggs, large | $2.90 (E£ 45) | E£ 18 | + 146% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $4.08 (E£ 64) | E£ 6 | + 906% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $6 (E£ 98) | E£ 36 | + 172% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $3.40 (E£ 53) | E£ 24 | + 118% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $1.71 (E£ 27) | E£ 7 | + 260% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $3.20 (E£ 50) | E£ 31 | + 64% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $14 (E£ 223) | E£ 177 | + 26% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | $1.99 (E£ 31) | E£ 15 | + 109% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $2.12 (E£ 33) | E£ 6 | + 446% | |
Housing | + 362% | |||
Housing in United States is 362% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | $2,184 (E£ 34,238) | E£ 7,788 | + 340% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | $1,554 (E£ 24,374) | E£ 3,362 | + 625% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $179 (E£ 2,807) | E£ 704 | + 299% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | $1,512 (E£ 23,714) | E£ 4,620 | + 413% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | $1,116 (E£ 17,504) | E£ 3,344 | + 423% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | $113 (E£ 1,766) | E£ 501 | + 253% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | $51 (E£ 802) | E£ 137 | + 487% | |
40” flat screen tv | $269 (E£ 4,215) | E£ 4,538 | - 7% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | $125 (E£ 1,960) | E£ 2,125 | - 8% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $11 (E£ 167) | E£ 96 | + 73% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | $22 (E£ 344) | E£ 57 | + 505% | |
Clothes | - 20% | |||
Clothes in United States is 20% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | $47 (E£ 734) | E£ 917 | - 20% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | $42 (E£ 660) | E£ 848 | - 22% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | $86 (E£ 1,355) | E£ 2,121 | - 36% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $108 (E£ 1,689) | E£ 1,289 | + 31% | |
Transportation | + 90% | |||
Transportation in United States is 90% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $23,647 (E£ 370,788) | E£ 395,100 | - 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $0.65 (E£ 10) | E£ 8 | + 30% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | $73 (E£ 1,143) | E£ 318 | + 259% | |
Personal Care | + 174% | |||
Personal Care in United States is 174% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $7 (E£ 110) | E£ 35 | + 214% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $16 (E£ 251) | E£ 61 | + 312% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | $111 (E£ 1,739) | E£ 261 | + 567% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | $6 (E£ 102) | E£ 131 | - 23% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $3.43 (E£ 54) | E£ 43 | + 26% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $4.84 (E£ 76) | E£ 36 | + 110% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | $3.60 (E£ 57) | E£ 20 | + 183% | |
Tube of toothpaste | $1.80 (E£ 28) | E£ 18 | + 55% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $22 (E£ 341) | E£ 71 | + 380% | |
Entertainment | + 89% | |||
Entertainment in United States is 89% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $46 (E£ 725) | E£ 328 | + 121% | |
2 tickets to the movies | $25 (E£ 395) | E£ 175 | + 126% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $201 (E£ 3,157) | E£ 1,249 | + 153% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $78 (E£ 1,229) | E£ 406 | + 203% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $12 (E£ 194) | E£ 75 | + 157% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $5.03 (E£ 79) | E£ 38 | + 107% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $5.71 (E£ 90) | E£ 47 | + 91% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | $429 (E£ 6,732) | E£ 9,759 | - 31% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.25 (E£ 3.99) | E£ 1.50 | + 166% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | $49 (E£ 762) | E£ 466 | + 64% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | $8 (E£ 130) | E£ 44 | + 198% | |
TOTAL | + 145% |
These prices were last updated on April 19, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in United States is 145% more expensive than in Egypt
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