- Cost of Living
- Uruguay
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 117% | |||
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Food in Uruguay is 117% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $U352 (E£ 192) | E£ 139 | + 39% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $U278 (E£ 152) | E£ 69 | + 121% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $U171 (E£ 93) | E£ 38 | + 143% | |

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

12 eggs, large | $U94 (E£ 51) | E£ 21 | + 140% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $U86 (E£ 47) | E£ 10 | + 363% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $U175 (E£ 95) | E£ 31 | + 203% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $U74 (E£ 40) | E£ 25 | + 64% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $U55 (E£ 30) | E£ 7 | + 321% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $U74 (E£ 40) | E£ 22 | + 85% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $U230 (E£ 126) | E£ 150 | - 16% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $U92 (E£ 50) | E£ 13 | + 300% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $U54 (E£ 29) | E£ 5.69 | + 417% | |

Housing | + 105% | |||

Housing in Uruguay is 105% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $U32,052 (E£ 17,489) | E£ 8,598 | + 103% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $U23,398 (E£ 12,767) | E£ 5,254 | + 143% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $U3,875 (E£ 2,114) | E£ 880 | + 140% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $U24,319 (E£ 13,269) | E£ 5,801 | + 129% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $U16,357 (E£ 8,925) | E£ 3,965 | + 125% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $U4,443 (E£ 2,424) | E£ 619 | + 292% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $U937 (E£ 511) | E£ 234 | + 118% | |

40” flat screen TV | $U13,844 (E£ 7,554) | E£ 5,850 | + 29% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $U4,023 (E£ 2,195) | E£ 2,926 | - 25% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $U304 (E£ 166) | E£ 97 | + 72% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $U208 (E£ 114) | E£ 91 | + 24% | |

Clothes | + 28% | |||

Clothes in Uruguay is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $U2,910 (E£ 1,588) | E£ 902 | + 76% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $U1,684 (E£ 919) | E£ 808 | + 14% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $U3,135 (E£ 1,711) | E£ 1,787 | - 4% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $U3,667 (E£ 2,001) | E£ 947 | + 111% | |

Transportation | + 61% | |||

Transportation in Uruguay is 61% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $U874,826 (E£ 477,335) | E£ 438,533 | + 9% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $U53 (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | + 369% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $U1,651 (E£ 901) | E£ 491 | + 83% | |

Personal Care | + 121% | |||

Personal Care in Uruguay is 121% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $U255 (E£ 139) | E£ 37 | + 272% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $U640 (E£ 349) | E£ 74 | + 374% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $U1,178 (E£ 643) | E£ 287 | + 124% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $U252 (E£ 137) | E£ 60 | + 129% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $U152 (E£ 83) | E£ 50 | + 64% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $U180 (E£ 98) | E£ 49 | + 101% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $U77 (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 61% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $U91 (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | + 133% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $U317 (E£ 173) | E£ 72 | + 142% | |

Entertainment | + 40% | |||

Entertainment in Uruguay is 40% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $U883 (E£ 482) | E£ 322 | + 50% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $U574 (E£ 313) | E£ 133 | + 136% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $U953 (E£ 520) | E£ 797 | - 35% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $U1,893 (E£ 1,033) | E£ 528 | + 96% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $U187 (E£ 102) | E£ 95 | + 8% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $U125 (E£ 68) | E£ 40 | + 72% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $U138 (E£ 75) | E£ 40 | + 91% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $U24,105 (E£ 13,153) | E£ 10,146 | + 30% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $U7 (E£ 3.63) | E£ 3.42 | + 6% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $U1,620 (E£ 884) | E£ 735 | + 20% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $U141 (E£ 77) | E£ 37 | + 107% | |

TOTAL | + 76% |

These prices were last updated on January 15, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.546
EGP
/
UYU

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 4,125 prices entered by 426 different people.

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

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