Cost of living in Egypt

Summary of cost of living in Egypt

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: E£ 29,115
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: E£ 12,511
  • Egypt is the 2nd cheapest country in Africa (5 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Egypt is cheaper than in 86% of countries in the World (66 out of 77)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district E£ 105
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) E£ 77
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast E£ 44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk E£ 17
12 eggs, large E£ 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes E£ 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese E£ 44
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples E£ 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes E£ 8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket E£ 29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality E£ 177
2 liters of coca-cola E£ 15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day E£ 7
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area E£ 9,635
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area E£ 4,581
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat E£ 737
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area E£ 5,440
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area E£ 3,360
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio E£ 501
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) E£ 166
40” flat screen tv E£ 4,544
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,125
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) E£ 101
Hourly rate for cleaning help E£ 35
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) E£ 951
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) E£ 784
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) E£ 2,107
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes E£ 1,289
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new E£ 395,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas E£ 8
Monthly ticket public transport E£ 309
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) E£ 46
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) E£ 62
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) E£ 243
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) E£ 131
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) E£ 44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) E£ 45
4 rolls of toilet paper E£ 24
Tube of toothpaste E£ 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city E£ 69
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub E£ 328
2 tickets to the movies E£ 177
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) E£ 1,178
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert E£ 545
1 cocktail drink in downtown club E£ 75
Cappuccino in expat area of the city E£ 36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) E£ 68
Ipad wi-fi 128gb E£ 9,759
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) E£ 1.14
1 month of gym membership in business district E£ 435
1 package of marlboro cigarettes E£ 42

Map of Cost of Living in Egypt

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This map shows only the top cities in Egypt. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Egypt

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Cairo 75
2nd Alexandria 57
3rd Aswan 47

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Prices recently added

  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Cairo costs E£ 25 (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Cairo costs E£ 24,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Cairo costs E£ 9 (2 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Cairo costs E£ 10 (2 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Cairo costs E£ 13 (2 days ago)