- Cost of Living
- Zimbabwe
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 50% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Zimbabwe is 50% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $8 (E£ 139) | E£ 130 | + 7% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $6 (E£ 112) | E£ 64 | + 75% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $2.67 (E£ 47) | E£ 39 | + 22% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $1.28 (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 65% | |

12 eggs, large | $2.05 (E£ 36) | E£ 23 | + 56% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $1.22 (E£ 21) | E£ 11 | + 93% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $8 (E£ 146) | E£ 31 | + 371% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $2.06 (E£ 36) | E£ 23 | + 60% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $1.25 (E£ 22) | E£ 7 | + 232% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $1.26 (E£ 22) | E£ 19 | + 14% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $10 (E£ 175) | E£ 165 | + 6% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $2.30 (E£ 40) | E£ 11 | + 275% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $0.83 (E£ 15) | E£ 9 | + 58% | |

Housing | + 77% | |||

Housing in Zimbabwe is 77% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $809 (E£ 14,245) | E£ 8,093 | + 76% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $422 (E£ 7,435) | E£ 4,341 | + 71% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $82 (E£ 1,443) | E£ 800 | + 80% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $562 (E£ 9,883) | E£ 5,846 | + 69% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $279 (E£ 4,904) | E£ 2,823 | + 74% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $55 (E£ 969) | E£ 609 | + 59% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $40 (E£ 704) | E£ 273 | + 157% | |

40” flat screen TV | $495 (E£ 8,713) | E£ 6,617 | + 32% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $219 (E£ 3,861) | E£ 2,819 | + 37% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $4.32 (E£ 76) | E£ 82 | - 7% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $1.84 (E£ 32) | E£ 37 | - 12% | |

Clothes | - 9% | |||

Clothes in Zimbabwe is 9% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $56 (E£ 983) | E£ 864 | + 14% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $38 (E£ 667) | E£ 791 | - 16% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $90 (E£ 1,585) | E£ 1,781 | - 11% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $82 (E£ 1,441) | E£ 1,319 | + 9% | |

Transportation | + 22% | |||

Transportation in Zimbabwe is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $18,636 (E£ 327,977) | E£ 486,100 | - 33% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $1.36 (E£ 24) | E£ 4.76 | + 402% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $35 (E£ 608) | E£ 393 | + 55% | |

Personal Care | + 104% | |||

Personal Care in Zimbabwe is 104% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $4.05 (E£ 71) | E£ 40 | + 80% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $10 (E£ 173) | E£ 76 | + 126% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $39 (E£ 679) | E£ 244 | + 179% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $3.49 (E£ 61) | E£ 54 | + 15% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $2.27 (E£ 40) | E£ 45 | - 12% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $8 (E£ 139) | E£ 39 | + 254% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $2.24 (E£ 39) | E£ 16 | + 151% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $1.27 (E£ 22) | E£ 19 | + 18% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $5.82 (E£ 102) | E£ 52 | + 98% | |

Entertainment | + 59% | |||

Entertainment in Zimbabwe is 59% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $32 (E£ 564) | E£ 316 | + 78% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $15 (E£ 263) | E£ 124 | + 113% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $26 (E£ 450) | E£ 440 | + 2% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $55 (E£ 971) | E£ 487 | + 99% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $4.61 (E£ 81) | E£ 97 | - 16% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $3.01 (E£ 53) | E£ 36 | + 47% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $2.30 (E£ 40) | E£ 63 | - 35% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $678 (E£ 11,925) | E£ 11,870 | + 0% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.16 (E£ 2.75) | E£ 0.22 | + 1157% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $46 (E£ 807) | E£ 580 | + 39% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $1.63 (E£ 29) | E£ 32 | - 11% | |

TOTAL | + 46% |

These prices were last updated on February 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.599
EGP
/
USD

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#
Cost of living in
**Zimbabwe**
is
**46% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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