Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Cairo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: E£ 31,943
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: E£ 14,290
  • Cairo is the 2nd cheapest city in Africa (11 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Cairo is cheaper than in 87% of cities in the World (236 out of 271)

List of prices in Cairo, Egypt. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 154
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 74
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 16
12 eggs, large E£ 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 50
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 171
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 7
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 11,208
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 5,606
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 791
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 7,150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 3,686
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 703
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 200
40” flat screen tv E£ 4,953
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,295
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 94
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 66
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 1,028
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 787
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,215
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,048
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 393,761
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 8
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 434
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 65
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 43
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 68
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 314
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 51
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 45
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 34
Tube of toothpaste E£ 21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 67
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 487
2 tickets to the movies E£ 175
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 851
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 647
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 76
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 40
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 46
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 9,038
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 1.58
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 547
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 40
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,027 prices entered by 112 different people.
Latest price update: February 16, 2020

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Cairo position in our World Ranking

the world
236th
out of 271
africa
11th
out of 12

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5th
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1st
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