Cost of living in United Kingdom compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 90% | |||
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Food in United Kingdom is 90% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | £12 (E£ 243) | E£ 121 | + 101% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | £5.86 (E£ 123) | E£ 78 | + 57% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | £3.40 (E£ 71) | E£ 44 | + 61% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | £0.91 (E£ 19) | E£ 17 | + 15% | |
12 eggs, large | £2.42 (E£ 51) | E£ 20 | + 153% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | £2.07 (E£ 43) | E£ 7 | + 479% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | £4.14 (E£ 87) | E£ 43 | + 101% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | £1.88 (E£ 39) | E£ 25 | + 59% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | £0.92 (E£ 19) | E£ 8 | + 156% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | £1.69 (E£ 35) | E£ 29 | + 24% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | £8 (E£ 163) | E£ 168 | - 3% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | £1.88 (E£ 39) | E£ 14 | + 172% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | £0.99 (E£ 21) | E£ 7 | + 206% | |
Housing | + 338% | |||
Housing in United Kingdom is 338% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | £1,975 (E£ 41,336) | E£ 8,946 | + 362% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | £1,334 (E£ 27,914) | E£ 4,382 | + 537% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | £142 (E£ 2,977) | E£ 756 | + 294% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | £1,251 (E£ 26,166) | E£ 5,383 | + 386% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | £1,045 (E£ 21,873) | E£ 3,284 | + 566% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | £105 (E£ 2,201) | E£ 523 | + 321% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | £22 (E£ 466) | E£ 164 | + 184% | |
40” flat screen tv | £334 (E£ 6,988) | E£ 4,479 | + 56% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | £84 (E£ 1,756) | E£ 2,012 | - 13% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | £7 (E£ 137) | E£ 104 | + 33% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | £12 (E£ 246) | E£ 43 | + 467% | |
Clothes | - 7% | |||
Clothes in United Kingdom is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | £71 (E£ 1,478) | E£ 982 | + 51% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | £31 (E£ 644) | E£ 848 | - 24% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | £73 (E£ 1,519) | E£ 2,191 | - 31% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | £77 (E£ 1,614) | E£ 1,360 | + 19% | |
Transportation | + 211% | |||
Transportation in United Kingdom is 211% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | £19,845 (E£ 415,242) | E£ 393,598 | + 5% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | £1.25 (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 233% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | £97 (E£ 2,031) | E£ 322 | + 531% | |
Personal Care | + 95% | |||
Personal Care in United Kingdom is 95% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | £4.04 (E£ 85) | E£ 40 | + 112% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | £9 (E£ 181) | E£ 56 | + 223% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | £82 (E£ 1,724) | E£ 236 | + 630% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | £3.45 (E£ 72) | E£ 138 | - 48% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | £1.68 (E£ 35) | E£ 56 | - 37% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | £3.88 (E£ 81) | E£ 43 | + 89% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | £1.86 (E£ 39) | E£ 25 | + 55% | |
Tube of toothpaste | £1.48 (E£ 31) | E£ 24 | + 31% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | £12 (E£ 253) | E£ 67 | + 276% | |
Entertainment | + 69% | |||
Entertainment in United Kingdom is 69% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | £29 (E£ 609) | E£ 374 | + 63% | |
2 tickets to the movies | £21 (E£ 431) | E£ 175 | + 147% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | £107 (E£ 2,232) | E£ 1,178 | + 90% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | £56 (E£ 1,176) | E£ 585 | + 101% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | £9 (E£ 181) | E£ 82 | + 120% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | £3.10 (E£ 65) | E£ 37 | + 76% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | £4.63 (E£ 97) | E£ 68 | + 43% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | £415 (E£ 8,680) | E£ 9,533 | - 9% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | £0.13 (E£ 2.75) | E£ 1.46 | + 89% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | £40 (E£ 832) | E£ 527 | + 58% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | £11 (E£ 235) | E£ 42 | + 458% | |
TOTAL | + 155% |
These prices were last updated on August 13, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 7,743 prices entered by 1,145 different people.
Cost of living in United Kingdom is 155% more expensive than in Egypt
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