Cost of living in United Kingdom compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 116% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Kingdom | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £11 (E£ 248) | E£ 75 | + 232% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | £5.71 (E£ 124) | E£ 81 | + 54% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.14 (E£ 68) | E£ 40 | + 70% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.86 (E£ 19) | E£ 15 | + 24% | |
12 eggs, large | £2.55 (E£ 56) | E£ 23 | + 145% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £1.83 (E£ 40) | E£ 6 | + 550% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £3.59 (E£ 78) | E£ 27 | + 189% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.92 (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 69% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.96 (E£ 21) | E£ 5.98 | + 249% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.75 (E£ 38) | E£ 28 | + 36% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 171) | E£ 158 | + 8% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | £1.93 (E£ 42) | E£ 14 | + 195% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.95 (E£ 21) | E£ 9 | + 138% | |
Housing | + 335% | |||
Housing in United Kingdom is 335% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Kingdom | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | £1,706 (E£ 37,166) | E£ 7,987 | + 365% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | £1,099 (E£ 23,946) | E£ 4,450 | + 438% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £151 (E£ 3,296) | E£ 489 | + 574% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | £1,011 (E£ 22,022) | E£ 4,212 | + 423% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | £827 (E£ 18,022) | E£ 2,488 | + 624% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | £97 (E£ 2,115) | E£ 256 | + 725% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | £26 (E£ 567) | E£ 240 | + 136% | |
40” flat screen tv | £296 (E£ 6,450) | E£ 4,268 | + 51% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | £70 (E£ 1,525) | E£ 2,125 | - 28% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £5.90 (E£ 128) | E£ 96 | + 33% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | £12 (E£ 253) | E£ 57 | + 344% | |
Clothes | + 2% | |||
Clothes in United Kingdom is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
United Kingdom | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | £63 (E£ 1,373) | E£ 737 | + 86% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | £31 (E£ 685) | E£ 838 | - 18% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | £71 (E£ 1,547) | E£ 1,964 | - 21% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £69 (E£ 1,501) | E£ 999 | + 50% | |
Transportation | + 212% | |||
Transportation in United Kingdom is 212% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Kingdom | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £20,969 (E£ 456,760) | E£ 411,611 | + 11% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.21 (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 238% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | £79 (E£ 1,728) | E£ 221 | + 682% | |
Personal Care | + 116% | |||
Personal Care in United Kingdom is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Kingdom | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £3.06 (E£ 67) | E£ 35 | + 91% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £9 (E£ 188) | E£ 61 | + 210% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | £68 (E£ 1,477) | E£ 261 | + 466% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | £3.05 (E£ 66) | E£ 131 | - 49% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.55 (E£ 34) | E£ 43 | - 21% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.39 (E£ 74) | E£ 36 | + 105% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.75 (E£ 38) | E£ 20 | + 91% | |
Tube of toothpaste | £1.44 (E£ 31) | E£ 18 | + 73% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £15 (E£ 320) | E£ 71 | + 350% | |
Entertainment | + 103% | |||
Entertainment in United Kingdom is 103% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Kingdom | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £31 (E£ 670) | E£ 328 | + 104% | |
2 tickets to the movies | £18 (E£ 392) | E£ 178 | + 120% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £148 (E£ 3,215) | E£ 1,249 | + 157% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £56 (E£ 1,213) | E£ 398 | + 205% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 194) | E£ 75 | + 157% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £3.00 (E£ 65) | E£ 33 | + 100% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.43 (E£ 97) | E£ 32 | + 200% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | £429 (E£ 9,355) | E£ 9,759 | - 4% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.10 (E£ 2.14) | E£ 0.98 | + 119% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | £32 (E£ 706) | E£ 441 | + 60% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | £12 (E£ 253) | E£ 44 | + 480% | |
TOTAL | + 174% |
These prices were last updated on June 22, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in United Kingdom is 174% more expensive than in Egypt
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