Cost of living in Spain compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 152% | |||
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Food in Spain is 152% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €18 (E£ 901) | E£ 268 | + 236% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €9 (E£ 483) | E£ 201 | + 141% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.84 (E£ 196) | E£ 111 | + 76% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.04 (E£ 53) | E£ 34 | + 57% | |
12 eggs, large | €2.97 (E£ 151) | E£ 68 | + 122% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €2.21 (E£ 112) | E£ 22 | + 413% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €7 (E£ 360) | E£ 111 | + 224% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €2.11 (E£ 107) | E£ 56 | + 93% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.49 (E£ 76) | E£ 17 | + 335% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.13 (E£ 57) | E£ 53 | + 9% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 370) | E£ 317 | + 17% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €2.05 (E£ 105) | E£ 22 | + 366% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.05 (E£ 54) | E£ 14 | + 279% | |
Housing | + 226% | |||
Housing in Spain is 226% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €1,424 (E£ 72,594) | E£ 19,485 | + 273% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €956 (E£ 48,712) | E£ 12,343 | + 295% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €119 (E£ 6,051) | E£ 1,497 | + 304% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €900 (E£ 45,894) | E£ 16,546 | + 177% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €661 (E£ 33,680) | E£ 7,080 | + 376% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €78 (E£ 3,971) | E£ 1,310 | + 203% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €27 (E£ 1,355) | E£ 303 | + 347% | |
40” flat screen tv | €318 (E£ 16,219) | E£ 13,094 | + 24% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €97 (E£ 4,921) | E£ 10,228 | - 52% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €8 (E£ 394) | E£ 193 | + 104% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €11 (E£ 586) | E£ 133 | + 341% | |
Clothes | - 2% | |||
Clothes in Spain is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €74 (E£ 3,767) | E£ 2,437 | + 55% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €33 (E£ 1,670) | E£ 1,995 | - 16% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €84 (E£ 4,296) | E£ 5,429 | - 21% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €91 (E£ 4,616) | E£ 4,987 | - 7% | |
Transportation | + 58% | |||
Transportation in Spain is 58% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €27,477 (E£ 1,400,774) | E£ 1,249,650 | + 12% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.61 (E£ 82) | E£ 12 | + 563% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €31 (E£ 1,576) | E£ 1,035 | + 52% | |
Personal Care | + 164% | |||
Personal Care in Spain is 164% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €8 (E£ 396) | E£ 56 | + 608% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €7 (E£ 337) | E£ 112 | + 202% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €59 (E£ 3,029) | E£ 419 | + 624% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €4.12 (E£ 210) | E£ 76 | + 177% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €2.88 (E£ 147) | E£ 125 | + 18% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €3.13 (E£ 159) | E£ 100 | + 59% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €2.11 (E£ 108) | E£ 63 | + 71% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €2.00 (E£ 102) | E£ 35 | + 190% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €18 (E£ 915) | E£ 100 | + 813% | |
Entertainment | + 116% | |||
Entertainment in Spain is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €34 (E£ 1,757) | E£ 576 | + 205% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 834) | E£ 278 | + 200% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €48 (E£ 2,457) | E£ 1,113 | + 121% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €51 (E£ 2,576) | E£ 931 | + 177% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €10 (E£ 535) | E£ 130 | + 312% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.82 (E£ 144) | E£ 137 | + 5% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.52 (E£ 230) | E£ 218 | + 5% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €532 (E£ 27,107) | E£ 19,450 | + 39% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.22 (E£ 11) | E£ 3.15 | + 256% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €49 (E£ 2,476) | E£ 1,592 | + 56% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €5.31 (E£ 271) | E£ 75 | + 260% | |
TOTAL | + 115% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 9,162 prices entered by 1,090 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 25, 2024.
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Cost of living in Spain is 115% more expensive than in Egypt
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