Cairo vs Chicago - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Chicago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$2384
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$5451
🏠 One person rent
$172
$1436
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$2255
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$551
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$224
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$4960
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
81
100
😀 Quality of life
61
95
🏙️ Population
9.29M
2.75M

The cost of living in Cairo is 80% less expensive than in Chicago. Cities ranked 8507th and 203rd ($473 vs $2384) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 156th in Egypt and the United States, respectively. Check Egypt vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 2.1 months in Chicago. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Chicago ranked 2nd in the United States, while ranked 4905th and 17th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Chicago

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Cairo Chicago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$16.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$65
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$8.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$5.37
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$4.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$2.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$1620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$1190
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$2762
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$1851
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$172
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$49.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
5.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$4967
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$2217
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$2.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$9.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$4.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.62
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$3.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$2.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$1.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$15.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$3.17
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$5.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$4.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$57.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$122
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$26.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$58.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$1663
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$19818

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Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 mi Giza
$413
8.1 km or 5 mi Shubra El Kheima
$380
26 km or 16 mi Helwan
$374
46 km or 28 mi Benha
$340
60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
$354
62 km or 39 mi Zagazig
$367
84 km or 52 mi Tanta
$341
93 km or 58 mi Faiyum
$366
101 km or 63 mi El Mahalla El Kubra
$349
111 km or 69 mi Beni Suef
$263
111 km or 69 mi Mansoura
$377
115 km or 71 mi Ismailia
$324
125 km or 78 mi Suez
$316
133 km or 83 mi Damanhur
$348
161 km or 100 mi Kafr El Dawwar
$365
161 km or 100 mi Damietta
$371
166 km or 103 mi Port Said
$471
179 km or 111 mi Alexandria
$408
224 km or 139 mi Minya
$364
319 km or 198 mi Asyut
$395
347 km or 216 mi Gaza
$671
351 km or 218 mi Ofakim
$1642
354 km or 220 mi Netivot
$1650
360 km or 223 mi Sderot
$1648
361 km or 224 mi Dahab
$468
362 km or 225 mi Eilat
$1616
365 km or 226 mi Ashkelon
$1599
366 km or 227 mi Beersheba
$1541
367 km or 228 mi Rahat
$1653
368 km or 229 mi Aqaba
$926
379 km or 235 mi Ashdod
$1655
379 km or 235 mi Kiryat Gat
$1611
380 km or 236 mi Dimona
$1641
381 km or 236 mi El Gouna
$360
383 km or 238 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1652
384 km or 239 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
390 km or 242 mi Yavne
$1646
391 km or 243 mi Sohag
$344
396 km or 246 mi Dura
$800
397 km or 246 mi Rehovot
$1739

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$1942
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2119
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2128
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$1932
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$1949
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2124
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$1945
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$1941
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$1946
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$1487
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$1951
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$1938
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$1937
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$1946
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$1939
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$1871
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$1946
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$1941
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$1938
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1789
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$1938
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$1945
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$1948
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$1848
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1946
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$1942
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$1941
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$1937
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$1951
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$1937
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$1960
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$1940
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$1935
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$1938
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$1931
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1935
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$1943
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$1937