Cost of living in Egypt

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 130
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 64
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 14
12 eggs, large E£ 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 163
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 9
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 8,139
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 4,322
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 5,576
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area E£ 2,724
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 609
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 263
40” flat screen TV E£ 6,808
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,789
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 83
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 83
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 792
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 795
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,831
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,409
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 483,576
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 4.86
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 406
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 41
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 81
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 275
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 54
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 47
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 21
Tube of toothpaste E£ 21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 56
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 323
2 tickets to the movies E£ 128
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 683
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 501
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 97
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 63
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB E£ 11,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 663
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 32

Map of Cost of Living in Egypt

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This map shows only the top cities in Egypt. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Egypt

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Cairo 65
2nd Luxor 43
3rd Alexandria 41
4th Aswan 37

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Cairo costs E£ 11 (about 14 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Cairo costs E£ 85 (about 14 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Cairo costs E£ 200 (about 14 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Cairo costs E£ 5,000 (1 day ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Cairo costs E£ 11 (1 day ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Cairo costs E£ 80 (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Cairo costs E£ 25 (1 day ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Cairo costs E£ 16 (1 day ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Cairo costs E£ 30 (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Cairo costs E£ 50 (1 day ago)

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