Cost of living in United Arab Emirates compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 91% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|
Food in United Arab Emirates is 91% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 40 (E£ 335) | E£ 215 | + 56% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Dirham 30 (E£ 253) | E£ 121 | + 110% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 14 (E£ 121) | E£ 93 | + 31% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 6 (E£ 53) | E£ 26 | + 102% | |
12 eggs, large | Dirham 14 (E£ 118) | E£ 50 | + 138% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 4.95 (E£ 42) | E£ 12 | + 254% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 19 (E£ 156) | E£ 67 | + 132% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 8 (E£ 66) | E£ 33 | + 98% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 3.72 (E£ 31) | E£ 10 | + 204% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 10 (E£ 85) | E£ 44 | + 93% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 60 (E£ 507) | E£ 338 | + 50% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Dirham 8 (E£ 71) | E£ 17 | + 311% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 4.47 (E£ 38) | E£ 10 | + 266% | |
Housing | + 563% | |||
Housing in United Arab Emirates is 563% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Dirham 9,626 (E£ 80,979) | E£ 12,207 | + 563% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Dirham 7,145 (E£ 60,104) | E£ 5,963 | + 908% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 754 (E£ 6,341) | E£ 1,207 | + 425% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Dirham 5,821 (E£ 48,973) | E£ 7,278 | + 573% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Dirham 4,054 (E£ 34,107) | E£ 4,450 | + 666% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Dirham 546 (E£ 4,590) | E£ 1,066 | + 330% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Dirham 348 (E£ 2,931) | E£ 215 | + 1263% | |
40” flat screen tv | Dirham 1,109 (E£ 9,332) | E£ 7,226 | + 29% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 336 (E£ 2,823) | E£ 4,091 | - 31% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 44 (E£ 368) | E£ 163 | + 127% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 36 (E£ 302) | E£ 87 | + 246% | |
Clothes | + 28% | |||
Clothes in United Arab Emirates is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 191 (E£ 1,604) | E£ 575 | + 179% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Dirham 193 (E£ 1,624) | E£ 1,504 | + 8% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 331 (E£ 2,784) | E£ 1,747 | + 59% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 341 (E£ 2,868) | E£ 2,140 | + 34% | |
Transportation | + 29% | |||
Transportation in United Arab Emirates is 29% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 91,522 (E£ 769,938) | E£ 799,839 | - 4% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 3.78 (E£ 32) | E£ 10 | + 211% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 89 (E£ 748) | E£ 524 | + 43% | |
Personal Care | + 224% | |||
Personal Care in United Arab Emirates is 224% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 23 (E£ 191) | E£ 39 | + 390% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 37 (E£ 315) | E£ 87 | + 261% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 283 (E£ 2,385) | E£ 322 | + 640% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Dirham 26 (E£ 219) | E£ 83 | + 163% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 16 (E£ 136) | E£ 70 | + 93% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 20 (E£ 168) | E£ 76 | + 122% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 12 (E£ 103) | E£ 26 | + 294% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 9 (E£ 79) | E£ 34 | + 131% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 39 (E£ 329) | E£ 110 | + 199% | |
Entertainment | + 143% | |||
Entertainment in United Arab Emirates is 143% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 186 (E£ 1,566) | E£ 415 | + 277% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 92 (E£ 777) | E£ 194 | + 301% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 332 (E£ 2,792) | E£ 961 | + 191% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 275 (E£ 2,312) | E£ 621 | + 272% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 76 (E£ 636) | E£ 128 | + 398% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 21 (E£ 175) | E£ 59 | + 196% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 41 (E£ 345) | E£ 83 | + 316% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Dirham 1,989 (E£ 16,736) | E£ 21,837 | - 23% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.69 (E£ 5.83) | E£ 3.67 | + 59% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 268 (E£ 2,251) | E£ 705 | + 219% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 20 (E£ 169) | E£ 50 | + 238% | |
TOTAL | + 156% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 3,606 prices entered by 474 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 02, 2023.
Exchange rate:
8.413
EGP
/
AED
Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 156% more expensive than in Egypt
Other Country Comparisons
- Cost of living in Angola is 83% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Anguilla is 340% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Austria is 155% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Armenia is 85% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Argentina is 61% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Antarctica is in Egypt
- Cost of living in Netherlands Antilles is 217% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Afghanistan is 40% more expensive than in Egypt