Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Cairo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: E£ 29,072
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: E£ 12,244
  • Cairo is the 2nd cheapest city in Africa (12 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Cairo is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (262 out of 269)
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List of prices in Cairo
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 100
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 90
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 16
12 eggs, large E£ 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 34
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£ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 152
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 8
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 8,856
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 4,947
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 541
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 4,304
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 2,778
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 252
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 224
40” flat screen tv E£ 4,725
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,480
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 99
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 58
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 1,023
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 1,047
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 1,702
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,001
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 404,332
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 8
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 295
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 38
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 46
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 70
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 285
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 61
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 43
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 19
Tube of toothpaste E£ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 86
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 288
2 tickets to the movies E£ 174
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 1,157
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 453
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 95
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 33
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 33
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 9,792
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 1.22
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 470
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 46
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 261 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

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Cairo position in our World Ranking

the world
262nd
out of 269
africa
12th
out of 13

Cheapest and most expensive products in Cairo compared to other cities:

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2nd
the world
4th
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4th
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4th
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5th
the world
5th

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