Cost of living in Giza, Egypt

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 86
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) E£ 46
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 33
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 9
12 eggs, large E£ 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 4.88
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 92
2 liters of Coca-Cola E£ 10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area E£ 6,209
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area E£ 4,527
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 170
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area E£ 4,387
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio E£ 121
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) E£ 156
40” flat screen TV E£ 4,647
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,122
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 73
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 47
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) E£ 479
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) E£ 583
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,071
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 755
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 183,488
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 3.64
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 262
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 42
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 105
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) E£ 364
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) E£ 63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 38
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 18
Tube of toothpaste E£ 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 43
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 325
2 tickets to the movies E£ 100
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 429
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 336
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 22
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB E£ 7,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 405
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes E£ 33
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 109 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: April 15, 2018.

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