- Cost of Living
- Yemen
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 184% | |||
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Food in Yemen is 184% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 1,721 ﷼ (E£ 123) | E£ 142 | - 13% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,504 ﷼ (E£ 108) | E£ 69 | + 57% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 817 ﷼ (E£ 59) | E£ 39 | + 52% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 540 ﷼ (E£ 39) | E£ 14 | + 169% | |

12 eggs, large | 564 ﷼ (E£ 40) | E£ 21 | + 90% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 401 ﷼ (E£ 29) | E£ 10 | + 184% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 1,363 ﷼ (E£ 98) | E£ 32 | + 208% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 667 ﷼ (E£ 48) | E£ 25 | + 95% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 401 ﷼ (E£ 29) | E£ 7 | + 324% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1,000 ﷼ (E£ 72) | E£ 22 | + 228% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 30,000 ﷼ (E£ 2,152) | E£ 146 | + 1378% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 450 ﷼ (E£ 32) | E£ 12 | + 161% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 379 ﷼ (E£ 27) | E£ 5.81 | + 368% | |

Housing | + 228% | |||

Housing in Yemen is 228% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 220,229 ﷼ (E£ 15,801) | E£ 8,190 | + 93% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 170,000 ﷼ (E£ 12,197) | E£ 5,267 | + 132% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 8,462 ﷼ (E£ 607) | E£ 908 | - 33% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 150,000 ﷼ (E£ 10,762) | E£ 6,098 | + 76% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 800,000 ﷼ (E£ 57,397) | E£ 3,794 | + 1413% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 7,000 ﷼ (E£ 502) | E£ 610 | - 18% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 23,723 ﷼ (E£ 1,702) | E£ 235 | + 624% | |

40” flat screen TV | 175,000 ﷼ (E£ 12,556) | E£ 6,021 | + 109% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 27,500 ﷼ (E£ 1,973) | E£ 3,030 | - 35% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 553 ﷼ (E£ 40) | E£ 102 | - 61% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 688 ﷼ (E£ 49) | E£ 91 | - 46% | |

Clothes | - 18% | |||

Clothes in Yemen is 18% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 6,327 ﷼ (E£ 454) | E£ 874 | - 48% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 10,000 ﷼ (E£ 717) | E£ 761 | - 6% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 14,947 ﷼ (E£ 1,072) | E£ 1,831 | - 41% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 15,130 ﷼ (E£ 1,086) | E£ 1,123 | - 3% | |

Transportation | + 3% | |||

Transportation in Yemen is 3% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | - | E£ 444,807 | - | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 395 ﷼ (E£ 28) | E£ 6 | + 370% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 3,000 ﷼ (E£ 215) | E£ 435 | - 50% | |

Personal Care | + 2% | |||

Personal Care in Yemen is 2% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 1,800 ﷼ (E£ 129) | E£ 37 | + 246% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 1,006 ﷼ (E£ 72) | E£ 75 | - 4% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 3,000 ﷼ (E£ 215) | E£ 351 | - 39% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | E£ 60 | - | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 375 ﷼ (E£ 27) | E£ 49 | - 45% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 689 ﷼ (E£ 49) | E£ 48 | + 3% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 304 ﷼ (E£ 22) | E£ 25 | - 13% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 488 ﷼ (E£ 35) | E£ 19 | + 88% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 2,941 ﷼ (E£ 211) | E£ 70 | + 201% | |

Entertainment | + 61% | |||

Entertainment in Yemen is 61% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 5,000 ﷼ (E£ 359) | E£ 320 | + 12% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 2,000 ﷼ (E£ 143) | E£ 133 | + 8% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 728 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 20,000 ﷼ (E£ 1,435) | E£ 524 | + 174% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 300 ﷼ (E£ 22) | E£ 95 | - 77% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 800 ﷼ (E£ 57) | E£ 42 | + 38% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 10,000 ﷼ (E£ 717) | E£ 41 | + 1662% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 9,559 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 15 ﷼ (E£ 1.08) | E£ 4.68 | - 77% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 5,338 ﷼ (E£ 383) | E£ 787 | - 51% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 621 ﷼ (E£ 45) | E£ 37 | + 20% | |

TOTAL | + 96% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,913 prices entered by 307 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.07175
EGP
/
YER

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Cost of living in
**Yemen**
is
**96% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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