- Cost of Living
- Zimbabwe
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 80% | |||
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Food in Zimbabwe is 80% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $10 (E£ 171) | E£ 140 | + 22% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $5.96 (E£ 106) | E£ 67 | + 58% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $4.07 (E£ 73) | E£ 40 | + 83% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $1.59 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 102% | |

12 eggs, large | $3.23 (E£ 58) | E£ 21 | + 181% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $1.69 (E£ 30) | E£ 11 | + 181% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $8 (E£ 145) | E£ 29 | + 394% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $2.61 (E£ 47) | E£ 24 | + 90% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $1.48 (E£ 26) | E£ 7 | + 300% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $1.37 (E£ 24) | E£ 21 | + 16% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $10 (E£ 175) | E£ 150 | + 16% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $2.36 (E£ 42) | E£ 12 | + 247% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $0.85 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.99 | + 154% | |

Housing | + 208% | |||

Housing in Zimbabwe is 208% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $837 (E£ 14,914) | E£ 7,932 | + 88% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $554 (E£ 9,876) | E£ 4,516 | + 119% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $89 (E£ 1,594) | E£ 990 | + 61% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $538 (E£ 9,590) | E£ 5,225 | + 84% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $365 (E£ 6,504) | E£ 3,100 | + 110% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $149 (E£ 2,661) | E£ 590 | + 351% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $64 (E£ 1,146) | E£ 271 | + 323% | |

40” flat screen TV | $568 (E£ 10,128) | E£ 6,090 | + 66% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $243 (E£ 4,323) | E£ 2,894 | + 49% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $4.78 (E£ 85) | E£ 86 | - 1% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $65 (E£ 1,158) | E£ 92 | + 1158% | |

Clothes | - 10% | |||

Clothes in Zimbabwe is 10% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $51 (E£ 908) | E£ 948 | - 4% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $38 (E£ 675) | E£ 759 | - 11% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $90 (E£ 1,605) | E£ 1,971 | - 19% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $82 (E£ 1,459) | E£ 1,420 | + 3% | |

Transportation | + 70% | |||

Transportation in Zimbabwe is 70% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $20,479 (E£ 364,949) | E£ 461,035 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $1.41 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.07 | + 394% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $50 (E£ 891) | E£ 316 | + 182% | |

Personal Care | + 83% | |||

Personal Care in Zimbabwe is 83% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $4.05 (E£ 72) | E£ 42 | + 73% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $10 (E£ 175) | E£ 83 | + 111% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $35 (E£ 623) | E£ 253 | + 147% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $3.49 (E£ 62) | E£ 57 | + 8% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $2.27 (E£ 40) | E£ 51 | - 20% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $8 (E£ 141) | E£ 46 | + 210% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $2.49 (E£ 44) | E£ 19 | + 137% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $1.47 (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 39% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $5.82 (E£ 104) | E£ 61 | + 71% | |

Entertainment | - 29% | |||

Entertainment in Zimbabwe is 29% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $32 (E£ 571) | E£ 311 | + 84% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $16 (E£ 285) | E£ 128 | + 122% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $27 (E£ 480) | E£ 793 | - 40% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $55 (E£ 983) | E£ 478 | + 106% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $4.61 (E£ 82) | E£ 97 | - 15% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $3.01 (E£ 54) | E£ 37 | + 43% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $2.30 (E£ 41) | E£ 55 | - 26% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $733 (E£ 13,057) | E£ 11,835 | + 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.16 (E£ 2.79) | E£ 17 | - 84% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $46 (E£ 817) | E£ 705 | + 16% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $1.63 (E£ 29) | E£ 33 | - 12% | |

TOTAL | + 59% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,464 prices entered by 396 different people.

These prices were last updated on June 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.820
EGP
/
USD

#
Cost of living in
**Zimbabwe**
is
**59% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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