Cost of Living in Cairo

Summary about cost of living in Cairo, Egypt:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 EG£ 50.00-170.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 575.00 EG£ 300.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 110.00 EG£ 100.00-130.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 EG£ 25.00-100.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 EG£ 40.00-100.00
Cappuccino (regular) 44.22 EG£ 15.00-70.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.71 EG£ 6.00-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.20 EG£ 3.00-6.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 94.46 EG£ 71.92-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.69 EG£ 4.54-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.09 EG£ 7.26-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 37.81 EG£ 30.00-48.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.52 EG£ 18.14-90.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 57.16 EG£ 36.29-72.57
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 91.30 EG£ 68.04-113.40
Apples (1 lb) 13.57 EG£ 6.80-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 7.33 EG£ 5.44-13.61
Oranges (1 lb) 4.71 EG£ 2.72-8.16
Tomato (1 lb) 3.69 EG£ 1.81-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 4.26 EG£ 2.27-6.80
Onion (1 lb) 3.45 EG£ 1.81-5.00
Lettuce (1 head) 6.30 EG£ 2.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 5.98 EG£ 5.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 200.00 EG£ 110.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 33.47 EG£ 22.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 49.49 EG£ 25.00-100.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 EG£ 48.00-60.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 EG£ 5.50-12.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 350.00 EG£ 200.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 EG£ 7.50-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 EG£ 4.83-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.50 EG£ 20.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.46 EG£ 34.07-40.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 720,000.00 EG£ 500,000.00-900,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 612,158.72 EG£ 500,000.00-750,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 779.98 EG£ 500.00-1,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 EG£ 0.14-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 424.41 EG£ 200.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 622.62 EG£ 300.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 219.65 EG£ 100.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 120.00 EG£ 90.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,356.67 EG£ 2,000.00-6,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 74,087.72 EG£ 40,000.00-120,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,065.82 EG£ 300.00-2,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 974.83 EG£ 500.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,400.99 EG£ 1,200.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,176.87 EG£ 500.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,946.15 EG£ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,023.96 EG£ 2,000.00-5,975.44
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,606.12 EG£ 5,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,927.17 EG£ 4,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,373.00 EG£ 929.02-2,322.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 930.15 EG£ 650.32-1,393.53
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,039.59 EG£
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.51 8.00-18.00

Prices in Cairo

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Last update: January 2023
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18 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 26, 2022:
I've visited many parts of Egypt over the years as an American. I've never had any problems at all with Egyptians. But I've visited every single country on the planet over the years,but I've never gone as a tourist but instead to experience Egyptian culture.

In my travels I've noticed Americans, Australians,and British men are normally rude globally. Leave your attitudes and bragging in your countries. It's not welcome in any country. If you refuse to be civil and understanding just don't visit any countries.
Ian on Jul 18, 2022:
I have created a new city in the dropdown called New Cairo instead of Cairo. If anyone stays in New Cairo, do help provide inputs for future expats coming
Ian on Jul 18, 2022:
Most expats nowadays stays in New Cairo. To say Cairo is a very big mistake as the price can range widely. I am sure there is no new expats would like to stay in Nasr City. It would be far from the business center
The boot room on Jun 12, 2022:
internet speed in most of Egypt doesn't reach more than 30MBPs at best and it is limited.
A M on Mar 11, 2022:
I think the avg. salary is too low. For the majority of people (living in Cairo) it has to be at least 6k+
Sherif Mohamed on Dec 19, 2021:
The prices are very exaggerated, such as water and meals, and the prices of apartments are average and good
Mia on Oct 24, 2021:
Egypt is not the best place to live, it would be that if people like Abdul got jailed
Abdul on Oct 09, 2021:
If you are gay, you'll be thrown from a roof in egypt. It's the law of our land, so be warned.

We have better standard of living here than in america because everything is cheap and we are happy people
Anonymous on Feb 23, 2021:
Egypt is way operated the entire country smells like a sewer.
Anonymous on Feb 20, 2021:
i lived in cairo, 3000 EGP/month for one person is more than enough
Anonymous on Feb 04, 2021:
9,500 usd each month should cover expenses for one person
Anonymous on Dec 09, 2020:
Cairo like the rest of Egypt is extremely expensive,besides its full of terrorists so stay safe and avoid any transit flights anywhere in Egypt.
Anonymous on Sep 03, 2020:
Such comments don’t realize

There are minimum for family or person survived . This is depend on how much country imports need basic for survived . We know Egypt depends on imports for basic need . So there are basic for survived & for comfort . In numbeo research based on comfort for person & family not for survived . Thank you
Ahmed Salama on Mar 07, 2020:
5000 EGP is the average cost of living for a family of 4 persons in cairo
Jess jessie on Feb 12, 2020:
I don't agree with the rent. Especially in areas like Zamalek, if you're a foreigner, landlords will try their best to get a minimum of 800 USD for a single bedroom apartment and raise the rent the next year with 10 percent. Don't trust these statistics. It's actually more expensive than it's written.
Kamal Akram on Dec 29, 2019:
I would interested in know what it would cost to open a bank account in Cairo and can it be opened online?
Anonymous on May 10, 2019:
You'll be sorry you went to school in Cairo unless you like to be beaten up by the locals just for not being from Egypt.Thats what happened to me for just saying hello.
Prince S.Lah on Feb 23, 2019:
I just wanna appreciate you for such a wonderful information,it has encouraged me to change my study plan I had for south Korea to Egypt Cairo