Cost of living in United Kingdom compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 75% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 75% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £11 (E£ 223) | E£ 138 | + 62% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | £5.84 (E£ 117) | E£ 76 | + 54% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.43 (E£ 69) | E£ 45 | + 53% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.88 (E£ 18) | E£ 17 | + 4% | |
12 eggs, large | £2.44 (E£ 49) | E£ 20 | + 143% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £2.04 (E£ 41) | E£ 8 | + 405% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.08 (E£ 82) | E£ 50 | + 64% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.84 (E£ 37) | E£ 25 | + 48% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.95 (E£ 19) | E£ 8 | + 133% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.73 (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 34% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 157) | E£ 178 | - 12% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | £1.87 (E£ 38) | E£ 14 | + 162% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £1.01 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 171% | |
Housing | + 304% | |||
Housing in United Kingdom is 304% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | £1,979 (E£ 39,756) | E£ 8,890 | + 347% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | £1,377 (E£ 27,665) | E£ 4,762 | + 481% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £141 (E£ 2,836) | E£ 829 | + 242% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | £1,227 (E£ 24,643) | E£ 5,827 | + 323% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | £1,020 (E£ 20,494) | E£ 3,225 | + 535% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | £108 (E£ 2,168) | E£ 600 | + 261% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | £23 (E£ 465) | E£ 181 | + 157% | |
40” flat screen tv | £334 (E£ 6,710) | E£ 4,665 | + 44% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | £84 (E£ 1,686) | E£ 2,111 | - 20% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £7 (E£ 132) | E£ 94 | + 40% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | £12 (E£ 236) | E£ 44 | + 440% | |
Clothes | - 10% | |||
Clothes in United Kingdom is 10% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | £69 (E£ 1,390) | E£ 911 | + 53% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | £31 (E£ 620) | E£ 812 | - 24% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | £71 (E£ 1,434) | E£ 1,997 | - 28% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £76 (E£ 1,533) | E£ 1,622 | - 5% | |
Transportation | + 191% | |||
Transportation in United Kingdom is 191% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £19,731 (E£ 396,419) | E£ 418,013 | - 5% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.26 (E£ 25) | E£ 8 | + 216% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | £94 (E£ 1,896) | E£ 291 | + 552% | |
Personal Care | + 93% | |||
Personal Care in United Kingdom is 93% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £4.01 (E£ 81) | E£ 51 | + 57% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £9 (E£ 175) | E£ 66 | + 165% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | £81 (E£ 1,637) | E£ 231 | + 610% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | £3.45 (E£ 69) | E£ 102 | - 32% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.66 (E£ 33) | E£ 54 | - 38% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.93 (E£ 79) | E£ 42 | + 86% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.81 (E£ 36) | E£ 23 | + 59% | |
Tube of toothpaste | £1.50 (E£ 30) | E£ 20 | + 49% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £12 (E£ 242) | E£ 71 | + 240% | |
Entertainment | + 64% | |||
Entertainment in United Kingdom is 64% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £29 (E£ 586) | E£ 404 | + 45% | |
2 tickets to the movies | £20 (E£ 407) | E£ 174 | + 134% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £108 (E£ 2,162) | E£ 1,124 | + 92% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £57 (E£ 1,138) | E£ 630 | + 81% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 178) | E£ 81 | + 121% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £3.12 (E£ 63) | E£ 38 | + 66% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.61 (E£ 93) | E£ 48 | + 94% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | £414 (E£ 8,311) | E£ 9,463 | - 12% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.13 (E£ 2.64) | E£ 1.50 | + 76% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | £39 (E£ 790) | E£ 503 | + 57% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | £11 (E£ 223) | E£ 41 | + 438% | |
TOTAL | + 139% |
These prices were last updated on July 02, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 8,066 prices entered by 1,218 different people.
Cost of living in United Kingdom is 139% more expensive than in Egypt
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