Cost of Living in Cairo

Summary of cost of living in Cairo, Egypt:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 EG£ 100.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 EG£ 500.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 EG£ 170.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 75.00 EG£ 45.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 EG£ 75.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 75.67 EG£ 35.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.06 EG£ 15.00-30.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.83 EG£ 5.00-10.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 171.70 EG£ 143.85-189.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 26.46 EG£ 18.14-45.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 16.85 EG£ 13.61-19.05
Eggs (regular) (12) 70.06 EG£ 58.00-88.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 71.42 EG£ 36.29-181.44
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 102.88 EG£ 54.43-136.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 196.49 EG£ 172.37-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 32.17 EG£ 13.61-45.36
Banana (1 lb) 9.04 EG£ 6.80-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 6.53 EG£ 4.08-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 5.42 EG£ 2.72-9.07
Potato (1 lb) 7.45 EG£ 3.79-12.00
Onion (1 lb) 11.35 EG£ 4.54-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 9.50 EG£ 5.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.29 EG£ 5.55-12.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 EG£ 200.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 52.50 EG£ 45.00-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 EG£ 50.00-120.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 90.00 EG£ 80.00-110.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 EG£ 8.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 650.00 EG£ 290.00-2,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 17.50 EG£ 10.00-25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 EG£ 12.87-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 EG£ 28.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 46.30 EG£ 43.15-51.10
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,975,000.00 EG£ 1,600,000.00-3,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,552,083.33 EG£ 1,300,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 758.03 EG£ 510.00-1,700.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 349.83 EG£ 200.00-500.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 454.62 EG£ 300.00-750.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 848.41 EG£ 400.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 310.00 EG£ 200.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 EG£ 130.00-210.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,062.50 EG£ 1,500.00-7,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 86,750.00 EG£ 45,000.00-150,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,713.64 EG£ 500.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,370.00 EG£ 1,000.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,583.33 EG£ 2,500.00-7,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,338.89 EG£ 850.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,628.18 EG£ 4,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,625.00 EG£ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 18,714.29 EG£ 10,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,069.23 EG£ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,625.86 EG£ 1,858.05-4,645.11
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,622.69 EG£ 929.02-2,499.98
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,523.81 EG£
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.11 8.00-20.00

Prices in Cairo

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Last update: June 2024
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20 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 03, 2024:
You can't keep up with our inflation rates. price are getting higher every single day.
Patricia Makar on Nov 17, 2023:
I think that those prices are for locals, not for foreigners.
Anonymous on Aug 26, 2023:
Average 2 bedrooms in a normal place is 10,000 egp. Good one is double the price. 3 bedrooms in a good area is now between 30,000 to 45000 per month! So you better update the prices above as it has gone crazy in here! However, Average salaries still didn't exceed 6k per month! Average High salaries don't exceed 12k per month for 6 days work not 5.
Anonymous on Jul 06, 2023:
The prices have gone up and still soaring! Please update
Masr Gamal on May 09, 2023:
Prices are outdated. Most of the things mentioned are lower than they are now.
Ammer on Apr 27, 2023:
During the last months prices were effected by inflation of100% at least. Therefore all costs should be revised and recalled again for accuracy.
Amal on Apr 13, 2023:
average monthly expenses in cairo is 15000 at least or you will suffer.
Anonymous on Apr 07, 2023:
I have Egyptian friend who left egypt and started smiling more
also rent is too much. and Ahmed Salami is poor
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
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