Cost of living in Spain compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 38% | |||
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Food in Spain is 38% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €16 (E£ 306) | E£ 204 | + 50% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €9 (E£ 164) | E£ 118 | + 38% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €3.55 (E£ 68) | E£ 67 | + 2% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €0.88 (E£ 17) | E£ 20 | - 15% | |
12 eggs, large | €2.59 (E£ 50) | E£ 33 | + 50% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €1.81 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 250% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 123) | E£ 59 | + 107% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €1.88 (E£ 36) | E£ 31 | + 16% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €1.18 (E£ 23) | E£ 9 | + 149% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €0.93 (E£ 18) | E£ 28 | - 37% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €7 (E£ 133) | E£ 245 | - 46% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €1.84 (E£ 35) | E£ 18 | + 102% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €0.91 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 143% | |
Housing | + 130% | |||
Housing in Spain is 130% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €1,177 (E£ 22,547) | E£ 10,422 | + 116% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €778 (E£ 14,913) | E£ 4,630 | + 222% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €124 (E£ 2,370) | E£ 951 | + 149% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €739 (E£ 14,168) | E£ 7,852 | + 80% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €557 (E£ 10,675) | E£ 3,670 | + 191% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €85 (E£ 1,633) | E£ 515 | + 217% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €30 (E£ 567) | E£ 186 | + 204% | |
40” flat screen tv | €366 (E£ 7,013) | E£ 5,493 | + 28% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €103 (E£ 1,967) | E£ 3,099 | - 37% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €7 (E£ 135) | E£ 127 | + 6% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €11 (E£ 205) | E£ 48 | + 328% | |
Clothes | - 13% | |||
Clothes in Spain is 13% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €77 (E£ 1,484) | E£ 1,143 | + 30% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €32 (E£ 606) | E£ 987 | - 39% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €84 (E£ 1,613) | E£ 1,682 | - 4% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €92 (E£ 1,769) | E£ 1,260 | + 40% | |
Transportation | + 52% | |||
Transportation in Spain is 52% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €25,069 (E£ 480,287) | E£ 467,309 | + 3% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.81 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 264% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €38 (E£ 724) | E£ 405 | + 79% | |
Personal Care | + 92% | |||
Personal Care in Spain is 92% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €6 (E£ 124) | E£ 21 | + 490% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €5.56 (E£ 106) | E£ 67 | + 60% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €61 (E£ 1,175) | E£ 241 | + 387% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €4.53 (E£ 87) | E£ 47 | + 85% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €2.41 (E£ 46) | E£ 41 | + 13% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €2.64 (E£ 51) | E£ 58 | - 13% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.58 (E£ 30) | E£ 26 | + 19% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €1.76 (E£ 34) | E£ 33 | + 3% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €18 (E£ 337) | E£ 116 | + 191% | |
Entertainment | + 8% | |||
Entertainment in Spain is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Spain | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €32 (E£ 616) | E£ 636 | - 3% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €16 (E£ 308) | E£ 177 | + 74% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €52 (E£ 998) | E£ 1,318 | - 24% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €45 (E£ 866) | E£ 907 | - 4% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €10 (E£ 189) | E£ 134 | + 41% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.83 (E£ 54) | E£ 51 | + 5% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €4.12 (E£ 79) | E£ 70 | + 13% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €472 (E£ 9,045) | E£ 14,759 | - 39% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.20 (E£ 3.81) | E£ 1.00 | + 281% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €47 (E£ 897) | E£ 847 | + 6% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €5.04 (E£ 97) | E£ 46 | + 112% | |
TOTAL | + 50% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 8,319 prices entered by 1,137 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 29, 2022.
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Cost of living in Spain is 50% more expensive than in Egypt
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