Cost of living in United States compared to Egypt
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Food | + 136% | |||
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Food in United States is 136% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $15 (E£ 239) | E£ 81 | + 197% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | $8 (E£ 130) | E£ 76 | + 71% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $4.27 (E£ 67) | E£ 48 | + 40% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $0.87 (E£ 14) | E£ 15 | - 10% | |
12 eggs, large | $2.88 (E£ 45) | E£ 23 | + 100% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $4.18 (E£ 66) | E£ 5.58 | + 1076% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $6 (E£ 97) | E£ 29 | + 241% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $3.44 (E£ 54) | E£ 26 | + 107% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $1.76 (E£ 28) | E£ 6 | + 341% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $3.11 (E£ 49) | E£ 31 | + 60% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $14 (E£ 223) | E£ 177 | + 26% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | $1.99 (E£ 31) | E£ 14 | + 119% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $2.19 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.91 | + 482% | |
Housing | + 372% | |||
Housing in United States is 372% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | $2,195 (E£ 34,510) | E£ 9,019 | + 283% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | $1,578 (E£ 24,814) | E£ 3,631 | + 583% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $179 (E£ 2,820) | E£ 489 | + 476% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | $1,542 (E£ 24,251) | E£ 4,629 | + 424% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | $1,143 (E£ 17,968) | E£ 2,736 | + 557% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | $115 (E£ 1,807) | E£ 256 | + 605% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | $52 (E£ 820) | E£ 138 | + 494% | |
40” flat screen tv | $271 (E£ 4,257) | E£ 4,268 | - 0% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | $126 (E£ 1,986) | E£ 2,125 | - 7% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $11 (E£ 170) | E£ 96 | + 77% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | $22 (E£ 348) | E£ 57 | + 512% | |
Clothes | - 19% | |||
Clothes in United States is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | $47 (E£ 738) | E£ 917 | - 19% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | $43 (E£ 668) | E£ 848 | - 21% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | $86 (E£ 1,356) | E£ 2,121 | - 36% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $107 (E£ 1,690) | 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 | $23,566 (E£ 370,515) | E£ 395,100 | - 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $0.66 (E£ 10) | E£ 8 | + 32% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | $73 (E£ 1,150) | E£ 318 | + 262% | |
Personal Care | + 179% | |||
Personal Care in United States is 179% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $7 (E£ 110) | E£ 35 | + 216% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $16 (E£ 255) | E£ 61 | + 320% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | $111 (E£ 1,748) | E£ 261 | + 570% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | $7 (E£ 103) | E£ 131 | - 21% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $3.46 (E£ 54) | E£ 43 | + 27% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $4.86 (E£ 76) | E£ 36 | + 112% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | $3.66 (E£ 58) | E£ 20 | + 188% | |
Tube of toothpaste | $1.82 (E£ 29) | E£ 18 | + 58% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $22 (E£ 344) | E£ 71 | + 385% | |
Entertainment | + 89% | |||
Entertainment in United States is 89% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $47 (E£ 735) | E£ 328 | + 124% | |
2 tickets to the movies | $25 (E£ 400) | E£ 175 | + 128% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $199 (E£ 3,127) | E£ 1,249 | + 150% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $78 (E£ 1,223) | E£ 406 | + 201% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $12 (E£ 192) | E£ 75 | + 155% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $4.94 (E£ 78) | E£ 38 | + 103% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $5.64 (E£ 89) | E£ 47 | + 89% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | $425 (E£ 6,676) | E£ 9,759 | - 32% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.25 (E£ 3.88) | E£ 1.50 | + 159% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | $49 (E£ 773) | E£ 466 | + 66% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | $8 (E£ 130) | E£ 44 | + 197% | |
TOTAL | + 147% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 32,770 prices entered by 4,240 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 13, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in United States is 147% more expensive than in Egypt
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