Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Cairo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: E£ 31,100
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: E£ 13,284
  • Cost of living in Cairo is cheaper than in 67% of cities in Africa (8 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Cairo is cheaper than in 79% of cities in the World (204 out of 257)
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List of prices in Cairo, Egypt. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 147
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 73
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 16
12 eggs, large E£ 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 185
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 7
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 9,418
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 5,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 890
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 5,719
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 3,412
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 974
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 190
40” flat screen tv E£ 4,780
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,021
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 98
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 46
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 1,067
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 874
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,390
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,597
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 433,516
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 8
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 309
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 62
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 71
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 267
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 51
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 45
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 29
Tube of toothpaste E£ 23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 69
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 466
2 tickets to the movies E£ 182
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 927
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 695
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 102
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 53
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 9,579
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 1.25
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 567
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 40
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,149 prices entered by 124 different people.
Latest price update: April 06, 2020

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Cairo position in our World Ranking

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204th
out of 257
africa
8th
out of 12

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