- Cost of Living
- Uruguay
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Uruguay**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 110% | |||
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Food in Uruguay is 110% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $U351 (E£ 193) | E£ 146 | + 32% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $U277 (E£ 152) | E£ 70 | + 118% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $U168 (E£ 93) | E£ 39 | + 139% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $U28 (E£ 15) | E£ 14 | + 5% | |

12 eggs, large | $U94 (E£ 52) | E£ 22 | + 136% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $U85 (E£ 47) | E£ 11 | + 336% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $U173 (E£ 95) | E£ 33 | + 192% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $U72 (E£ 40) | E£ 26 | + 54% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $U55 (E£ 30) | E£ 7 | + 340% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $U74 (E£ 41) | E£ 22 | + 84% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $U228 (E£ 126) | E£ 152 | - 18% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $U93 (E£ 51) | E£ 13 | + 303% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $U53 (E£ 29) | E£ 5.73 | + 404% | |

Housing | + 102% | |||

Housing in Uruguay is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $U34,915 (E£ 19,187) | E£ 8,335 | + 130% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $U21,940 (E£ 12,056) | E£ 5,159 | + 134% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $U3,960 (E£ 2,176) | E£ 908 | + 140% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $U22,404 (E£ 12,311) | E£ 6,098 | + 102% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $U15,834 (E£ 8,701) | E£ 3,794 | + 129% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $U3,967 (E£ 2,180) | E£ 610 | + 257% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $U911 (E£ 501) | E£ 251 | + 100% | |

40” flat screen TV | $U14,381 (E£ 7,903) | E£ 6,021 | + 31% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $U4,048 (E£ 2,224) | E£ 3,030 | - 27% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $U304 (E£ 167) | E£ 102 | + 64% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $U202 (E£ 111) | E£ 91 | + 22% | |

Clothes | + 33% | |||

Clothes in Uruguay is 33% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $U2,812 (E£ 1,545) | E£ 874 | + 77% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $U1,752 (E£ 963) | E£ 761 | + 27% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $U3,132 (E£ 1,721) | E£ 1,862 | - 8% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $U3,666 (E£ 2,014) | E£ 1,123 | + 79% | |

Transportation | + 71% | |||

Transportation in Uruguay is 71% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $U874,826 (E£ 480,732) | E£ 444,807 | + 8% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $U52 (E£ 29) | E£ 5.87 | + 391% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $U1,660 (E£ 912) | E£ 435 | + 110% | |

Personal Care | + 123% | |||

Personal Care in Uruguay is 123% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $U263 (E£ 145) | E£ 41 | + 255% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $U640 (E£ 352) | E£ 74 | + 373% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $U1,389 (E£ 763) | E£ 334 | + 129% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $U252 (E£ 138) | E£ 60 | + 130% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $U149 (E£ 82) | E£ 50 | + 64% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $U204 (E£ 112) | E£ 52 | + 115% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $U69 (E£ 38) | E£ 26 | + 48% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $U101 (E£ 55) | E£ 20 | + 171% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $U297 (E£ 163) | E£ 70 | + 134% | |

Entertainment | + 29% | |||

Entertainment in Uruguay is 29% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $U909 (E£ 499) | E£ 329 | + 52% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $U587 (E£ 322) | E£ 134 | + 140% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $U953 (E£ 523) | E£ 728 | - 28% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $U1,975 (E£ 1,085) | E£ 524 | + 107% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $U190 (E£ 105) | E£ 91 | + 15% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $U120 (E£ 66) | E£ 42 | + 58% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $U140 (E£ 77) | E£ 43 | + 80% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $U23,009 (E£ 12,644) | E£ 10,473 | + 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $U7 (E£ 3.65) | E£ 4.68 | - 22% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $U1,677 (E£ 921) | E£ 820 | + 12% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $U140 (E£ 77) | E£ 37 | + 110% | |

TOTAL | + 76% |

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.550
EGP
/
UYU

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 4,200 prices entered by 441 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Uruguay**
is
**76% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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