Algeria vs Egypt - Cost of Living Comparison

Algeria Egypt
🚶 Cost of living one person
$391
$418
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$933
$1099
🏠 One person rent
$166
$140
🏘️ Family rent
$279
$285
🍽️ Food expenses
$156
$178
🚐 Transport expenses
$24.6
$34
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$240
$232
💸 GDP per capita
$3307
$3569
😃 Human freedom index
5.26
4.49
❤️ Life expectancy
77.1
72.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
33
33
🌐 English speaking %
7%
33.7%
🎓 Higher education
42
72
😀 Quality of life
45
52
🏙️ Population
43.9M
94.8M

The average cost of living in Algeria ($391) is 6% less expensive than in Egypt ($418). Algeria ranked 194th vs 189th for Egypt in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Algeria compared to 0.6 months in Egypt. Ranked 114th and 80th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Algeria vs Egypt

We calculate prices for Algeria and Egypt as a population-weighted mean of 30 and 29 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Algeria Egypt
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.12
$4.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.5
$16.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.18
$4.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$0.64
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$151
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$96.1
$91.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$298
$344
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$184
$209
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.5
$21.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.1
$33.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.2
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.41%
11.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1085
$661
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$702
$366
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.18
$0.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.63
$12
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.93
$2.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.28
$0.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.17
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.19
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.4
$3.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$4.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.58
$9.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$1.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$0.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$0.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
$0.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.15
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$0.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.85
$9.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.08
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.86
$2.67
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.92
$2.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.07
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.3
$0.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.6
$24.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.45
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
$12.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.19
$2.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.4
$37.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.9
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$61.8
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1879
$3106

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Cities Comparison in Algeria vs Egypt

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Algeria

City Cost of living Population
Algiers
$451
3.42M
Batna
$371
2M
Oran
$425
852K
Constantine
$431
448K
Blida
$389
332K
Djelfa
$305
266K
Setif
$302
288K
Annaba
$443
257K
Chlef
$516
155K
Sidi Bel Abbes
$283
213K
Skikda
$272
163K
Tlemcen
$380
174K
Bejaia
$332
176K
Tiaret
$312
179K
Biskra
$343
205K
M'Sila
$282
133K
Tebessa
$387
194K
Bordj Bou Arreridj
$385
168K
El Oued
$293
135K
El Eulma
$349
155K
Mostaganem
$350
146K
Tizi Ouzou
$304
135K
Souk Ahras
$337
155K
Ouargla
$348
133K
Relizane
$270
130K
Laghouat
$342
134K
Saida
$324
128K
Medea
$338
138K
Jijel
$351
132K
Bechar
$389
166K

In Egypt

City Cost of living Population
Cairo
$473
9.29M
Giza
$413
5.6M
Alexandria
$408
4.87M
Shubra El Kheima
$380
1.03M
Mansoura
$377
960K
Suez
$316
517K
Helwan
$374
619K
El Mahalla El Kubra
$349
543K
Port Said
$471
524K
Ismailia
$324
293K
Faiyum
$366
316K
Tanta
$341
430K
Asyut
$395
389K
Zagazig
$367
303K
Kafr El Dawwar
$365
263K
Shibin El Kom
$354
177K
Sohag
$344
194K
Minya
$364
236K
Aswan
$309
268K
Luxor
$345
202K
Benha
$340
158K
Qena
$329
201K
Damanhur
$348
244K
Hurghada
$433
161K
Damietta
$371
207K
Beni Suef
$263
193K
Sharm El Sheikh
$457
73K
El Gouna
$360
15K
Dahab
$468
4.48K