Burkina Faso vs Egypt - Cost of Living Comparison

Burkina Faso Egypt
🚶 Cost of living one person
$677
$418
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1679
$1099
🏠 One person rent
$302
$140
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$285
🍽️ Food expenses
$248
$178
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.6
$34
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$178
$232
💸 GDP per capita
$858
$3569
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
4.49
❤️ Life expectancy
62
72.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
33
🌐 English speaking %
1%
33.7%
🎓 Higher education
36
72
😀 Quality of life
22
52
🏙️ Population
20.5M
94.8M

The average cost of living in Burkina Faso ($677) is 62% more expensive than in Egypt ($418). Burkina Faso ranked 124th 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 0.3 months in Burkina Faso compared to 0.6 months in Egypt. Ranked 181st and 80th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burkina Faso vs Egypt

We calculate prices for Burkina Faso and Egypt as a population-weighted mean of 10 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.

Burkina Faso Egypt
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.27
$4.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.4
$16.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.44
$4.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$1.86
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$321
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$101
$91.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$434
$344
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$209
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.9
$21.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$33.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.9
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.97%
11.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$227
$661
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$228
$366
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.48
$0.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14
$12
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.23
$2.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.49
$3.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$4.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$9.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
$1.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$0.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$0.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
$0.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.99
$9.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.28
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.55
$2.67
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.3
$2.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.79
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.17
$0.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37
$24.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.55
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.3
$12.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.09
$2.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$78.3
$37.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$162
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12175
$3106

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Cities Comparison in Burkina Faso vs Egypt

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Burkina Faso

City Cost of living Population
Ouagadougou
$701
2.45M
Bobo-Dioulasso
$671
904K
Koudougou
$566
160K
Ouahigouya
$593
125K
Fada N'gourma
$592
73.2K
Dedougou
$593
63.6K
Leo
$592
51.7K
Dori
$593
46.5K
Nouna
$592
32.4K
Manga
$593
28.6K

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