Cost of living in Cairo, Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Cairo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: E£ 31,229
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: E£ 14,238
  • Cairo is the 2nd cheapest city in Africa (5 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Cairo is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (176 out of 200)

List of prices in Cairo, Egypt. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 114
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 76
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 17
12 eggs, large E£ 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 36
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£ 31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 173
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 7
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 11,496
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 5,899
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 771
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 5,676
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 3,439
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 538
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 153
40” flat screen tv E£ 4,572
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,055
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 89
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 44
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 1,035
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 854
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,364
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,493
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 395,503
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 8
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 270
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) E£ 50
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 66
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 277
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 82
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 42
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 25
Tube of toothpaste E£ 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 97
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 458
2 tickets to the movies E£ 180
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 939
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 519
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 114
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 55
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 9,792
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 1.71
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 498
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 42
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 596 prices entered by 64 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2021

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Cairo position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 200
africa
5th
out of 6

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3rd
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4th
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5th
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