Cost of living in Malta compared to Egypt
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Food | + 102% | |||
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Food in Malta is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €14 (E£ 262) | E£ 113 | + 132% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 154) | E£ 78 | + 98% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.92 (E£ 72) | E£ 44 | + 63% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.92 (E£ 17) | E£ 17 | + 1% | |
12 eggs, large | €2.57 (E£ 47) | E£ 20 | + 138% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.48 (E£ 46) | E£ 7 | + 521% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €10 (E£ 177) | E£ 45 | + 291% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.50 (E£ 46) | E£ 25 | + 85% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.82 (E£ 33) | E£ 7 | + 350% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.95 (E£ 36) | E£ 29 | + 22% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 132) | E£ 177 | - 26% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €1.84 (E£ 34) | E£ 15 | + 129% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €0.97 (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 165% | |
Housing | + 218% | |||
Housing in Malta is 218% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €1,571 (E£ 28,916) | E£ 8,110 | + 257% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €1,022 (E£ 18,809) | E£ 4,581 | + 311% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €87 (E£ 1,600) | E£ 737 | + 117% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €990 (E£ 18,226) | E£ 5,440 | + 235% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €785 (E£ 14,444) | E£ 3,360 | + 330% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €53 (E£ 978) | E£ 501 | + 95% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €29 (E£ 531) | E£ 166 | + 220% | |
40” flat screen tv | €659 (E£ 12,133) | E£ 4,544 | + 167% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €92 (E£ 1,694) | E£ 2,125 | - 20% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €9 (E£ 168) | E£ 101 | + 66% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €8 (E£ 147) | E£ 42 | + 253% | |
Clothes | - 7% | |||
Clothes in Malta is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €75 (E£ 1,379) | E£ 951 | + 45% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €33 (E£ 604) | E£ 784 | - 23% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €68 (E£ 1,257) | E£ 2,107 | - 40% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €96 (E£ 1,773) | E£ 1,289 | + 37% | |
Transportation | + 71% | |||
Transportation in Malta is 71% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €29,949 (E£ 551,210) | E£ 396,955 | + 39% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.41 (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 226% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €31 (E£ 569) | E£ 310 | + 84% | |
Personal Care | + 84% | |||
Personal Care in Malta is 84% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €5.76 (E£ 106) | E£ 46 | + 132% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €20 (E£ 364) | E£ 62 | + 490% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €25 (E£ 460) | E£ 243 | + 90% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €5.45 (E£ 100) | E£ 131 | - 24% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.75 (E£ 69) | E£ 56 | + 24% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €4.54 (E£ 84) | E£ 45 | + 88% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.63 (E£ 30) | E£ 24 | + 24% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €2.74 (E£ 50) | E£ 27 | + 88% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €10 (E£ 184) | E£ 69 | + 166% | |
Entertainment | + 70% | |||
Entertainment in Malta is 70% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €33 (E£ 613) | E£ 328 | + 87% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €17 (E£ 310) | E£ 177 | + 76% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €72 (E£ 1,325) | E£ 1,178 | + 13% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €53 (E£ 983) | E£ 582 | + 69% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €6 (E£ 115) | E£ 75 | + 52% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €1.94 (E£ 36) | E£ 36 | - 2% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €3.06 (E£ 56) | E£ 68 | - 17% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €634 (E£ 11,672) | E£ 9,759 | + 20% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.25 (E£ 4.60) | E£ 1.14 | + 305% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €56 (E£ 1,024) | E£ 498 | + 106% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €3.98 (E£ 73) | E£ 42 | + 74% | |
TOTAL | + 99% |
These prices were last updated on September 14, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Malta is 99% more expensive than in Egypt
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