Cost of living in France compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 151% | |||
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Food in France is 151% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €16 (E£ 300) | E£ 85 | + 254% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €9 (E£ 168) | E£ 77 | + 118% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €5.75 (E£ 108) | E£ 44 | + 146% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.08 (E£ 20) | E£ 17 | + 20% | |
12 eggs, large | €3.88 (E£ 73) | E£ 18 | + 294% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.64 (E£ 50) | E£ 6 | + 681% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 118) | E£ 36 | + 227% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.54 (E£ 48) | E£ 24 | + 95% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.65 (E£ 31) | E£ 7 | + 316% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.88 (E£ 35) | E£ 31 | + 15% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 131) | E£ 177 | - 26% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €2.07 (E£ 39) | E£ 15 | + 161% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.16 (E£ 22) | E£ 6 | + 258% | |
Housing | + 272% | |||
Housing in France is 272% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €1,734 (E£ 32,590) | E£ 7,788 | + 318% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €1,173 (E£ 22,039) | E£ 3,362 | + 555% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €171 (E£ 3,210) | E£ 704 | + 356% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €819 (E£ 15,383) | E£ 4,620 | + 233% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €610 (E£ 11,464) | E£ 3,344 | + 243% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €84 (E£ 1,571) | E£ 501 | + 214% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €25 (E£ 478) | E£ 137 | + 250% | |
40” flat screen tv | €364 (E£ 6,839) | E£ 4,538 | + 51% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €104 (E£ 1,946) | E£ 2,125 | - 8% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €7 (E£ 133) | E£ 96 | + 38% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €14 (E£ 262) | E£ 57 | + 360% | |
Clothes | + 4% | |||
Clothes in France is 4% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €88 (E£ 1,661) | E£ 917 | + 81% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €36 (E£ 682) | E£ 848 | - 20% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €90 (E£ 1,686) | E£ 2,121 | - 21% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €110 (E£ 2,062) | E£ 1,289 | + 60% | |
Transportation | + 118% | |||
Transportation in France is 118% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €25,729 (E£ 483,490) | E£ 395,100 | + 22% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.40 (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 233% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €58 (E£ 1,088) | E£ 318 | + 242% | |
Personal Care | + 105% | |||
Personal Care in France is 105% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.77 (E£ 108) | E£ 35 | + 210% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €8 (E£ 158) | E£ 61 | + 160% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €26 (E£ 482) | E£ 261 | + 85% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €4.87 (E£ 91) | E£ 131 | - 30% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €4.28 (E£ 80) | E£ 43 | + 88% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.71 (E£ 70) | E£ 36 | + 93% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.01 (E£ 38) | E£ 20 | + 89% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €2.22 (E£ 42) | E£ 18 | + 129% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €22 (E£ 415) | E£ 71 | + 485% | |
Entertainment | + 114% | |||
Entertainment in France is 114% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €43 (E£ 808) | E£ 328 | + 146% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €20 (E£ 382) | E£ 175 | + 118% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €77 (E£ 1,446) | E£ 1,249 | + 16% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €65 (E£ 1,221) | E£ 406 | + 201% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €11 (E£ 210) | E£ 75 | + 178% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €3.70 (E£ 70) | E£ 38 | + 82% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €6 (E£ 117) | E£ 47 | + 149% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €478 (E£ 8,980) | E£ 9,759 | - 8% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.35 (E£ 7) | E£ 1.50 | + 334% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €40 (E£ 742) | E£ 466 | + 59% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €10 (E£ 190) | E£ 44 | + 334% | |
TOTAL | + 145% |
These prices were last updated on April 19, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in France is 145% more expensive than in Egypt
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