- Cost of Living
- Zimbabwe
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 161% | |||
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Food in Zimbabwe is 161% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | $10 (E£ 176) | E£ 148 | + 19% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | $8 (E£ 138) | E£ 69 | + 100% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | $7 (E£ 129) | E£ 39 | + 230% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | $1.99 (E£ 36) | E£ 14 | + 152% | |

12 eggs, large | $7 (E£ 119) | E£ 22 | + 445% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | $4.21 (E£ 75) | E£ 11 | + 607% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | $10 (E£ 181) | E£ 32 | + 463% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | $4.15 (E£ 74) | E£ 25 | + 195% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | $2.18 (E£ 39) | E£ 6 | + 504% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | $1.49 (E£ 27) | E£ 21 | + 24% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | $13 (E£ 235) | E£ 162 | + 45% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | $2.91 (E£ 52) | E£ 12 | + 323% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | $1.89 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.94 | + 470% | |

Housing | + 190% | |||

Housing in Zimbabwe is 190% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | $1,348 (E£ 24,109) | E£ 8,203 | + 194% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | $982 (E£ 17,566) | E£ 4,751 | + 270% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | $125 (E£ 2,236) | E£ 893 | + 150% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | $710 (E£ 12,698) | E£ 5,885 | + 116% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | $590 (E£ 10,554) | E£ 3,601 | + 193% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | $172 (E£ 3,076) | E£ 594 | + 418% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | $51 (E£ 905) | E£ 252 | + 259% | |

40” flat screen TV | $506 (E£ 9,044) | E£ 6,202 | + 46% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | $414 (E£ 7,408) | E£ 3,087 | + 140% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | $8 (E£ 136) | E£ 91 | + 50% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | $15 (E£ 265) | E£ 88 | + 201% | |

Clothes | + 21% | |||

Clothes in Zimbabwe is 21% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | $61 (E£ 1,086) | E£ 930 | + 17% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | $54 (E£ 974) | E£ 824 | + 18% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | $113 (E£ 2,017) | E£ 1,911 | + 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | $130 (E£ 2,318) | E£ 1,232 | + 88% | |

Transportation | + 56% | |||

Transportation in Zimbabwe is 56% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | $29,783 (E£ 532,758) | E£ 460,034 | + 16% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | $1.42 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.63 | + 353% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | $40 (E£ 720) | E£ 424 | + 70% | |

Personal Care | + 137% | |||

Personal Care in Zimbabwe is 137% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | $4.00 (E£ 72) | E£ 37 | + 93% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | $7 (E£ 125) | E£ 79 | + 59% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | $44 (E£ 790) | E£ 253 | + 212% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | $4.00 (E£ 72) | E£ 51 | + 40% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | $6 (E£ 112) | E£ 52 | + 116% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | $7 (E£ 125) | E£ 46 | + 174% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | $3.09 (E£ 55) | E£ 20 | + 174% | |

Tube of toothpaste | $2.31 (E£ 41) | E£ 21 | + 99% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | $5.80 (E£ 104) | E£ 64 | + 62% | |

Entertainment | + 10% | |||

Entertainment in Zimbabwe is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | $25 (E£ 445) | E£ 322 | + 38% | |

2 tickets to the movies | $15 (E£ 259) | E£ 129 | + 101% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | $70 (E£ 1,252) | E£ 681 | + 84% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | $55 (E£ 979) | E£ 501 | + 95% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | $7 (E£ 117) | E£ 91 | + 29% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | $3.15 (E£ 56) | E£ 39 | + 46% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | $2.78 (E£ 50) | E£ 56 | - 12% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | $363 (E£ 6,499) | E£ 10,910 | - 40% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | $0.17 (E£ 3.04) | E£ 4.61 | - 34% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | $57 (E£ 1,012) | E£ 776 | + 30% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | $1.72 (E£ 31) | E£ 35 | - 12% | |

TOTAL | + 94% |

These prices were last updated on September 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
17.888
EGP
/
USD

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#
Cost of living in
**Zimbabwe**
is
**94% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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