Cairo vs Chicago - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cairo Chicago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$534
$2634
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1367
$6805
🏠 One person rent
$186
$1609
🏘️ Family rent
$352
$3164
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$655
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.5
$210
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$183
$5654
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
83
100
😀 Quality of life
58
95
🏙️ Population
9.61M
2.75M

The cost of living in Cairo is 80% less expensive than in Chicago. Cities ranked 8287th and 487th ($534 vs $2634) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 435th 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 0.3 months in Cairo compared to 2.1 months in Chicago. Cairo ranked 1st best city to live in Egypt vs Chicago ranked 2nd in the United States, while ranked 5547th and 12th 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
$5.15
$17.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$88.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.38
$10.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$6.75
 Cappuccino
$2.09
$5.13
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.37
$2.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
$1958
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$147
$1308
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$382
$3937
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
$2685
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.7
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.3
$63.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.66%
6.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$3711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$487
$4479
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.52
$87.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.03
$15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$3.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$4.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
$3.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$14.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$12.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$20
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$5.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$4.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$4.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$2.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.17
$1.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.65
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$15.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.65
$9.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.41
$5.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
$3.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.96
$1.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.4
$72.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$14.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$79.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.48
$28.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.9
$62.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$128
$98.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$133
$2650
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2542
$24360

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Cities near Cairo

Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 mi Giza
$499
8.1 km or 5 mi Shubra El Kheima
$498
26 km or 16 mi Helwan
$481
46 km or 28 mi Benha
$477
60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
$479
62 km or 39 mi Zagazig
$463
84 km or 52 mi Tanta
$432
93 km or 58 mi Faiyum
$467
101 km or 63 mi El Mahalla El Kubra
$478
111 km or 69 mi Beni Suef
$461
111 km or 69 mi Mansoura
$448
115 km or 71 mi Ismailia
$458
125 km or 78 mi Suez
$362
133 km or 83 mi Damanhur
$396
161 km or 100 mi Kafr El Dawwar
$450
161 km or 100 mi Damietta
$412
166 km or 103 mi Port Said
$379
179 km or 111 mi Alexandria
$498
224 km or 139 mi Minya
$444
319 km or 198 mi Asyut
$399
347 km or 216 mi Gaza
$640
351 km or 218 mi Ofakim
$1611
354 km or 220 mi Netivot
$1669
360 km or 223 mi Sderot
$1663
361 km or 224 mi Dahab
$598
362 km or 225 mi Eilat
$1540
365 km or 226 mi Ashkelon
$1459
366 km or 227 mi Beersheba
$1440
367 km or 228 mi Rahat
$1621
368 km or 229 mi Aqaba
$708
379 km or 235 mi Ashdod
$1802
379 km or 235 mi Kiryat Gat
$1780
380 km or 236 mi Dimona
$1645
381 km or 236 mi El Gouna
$437
383 km or 238 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1726
384 km or 239 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$603
390 km or 242 mi Yavne
$1773
391 km or 243 mi Sohag
$447
396 km or 246 mi Dura
$782
397 km or 246 mi Rehovot
$1646

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$2491
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2544
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2466
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$2365
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$2412
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2210
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$2278
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$2357
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$2339
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$2351
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$2320
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$2334
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$2314
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$2254
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$2319
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$2268
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$2313
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$2316
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$2307
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$2230
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$2296
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1971
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$2292
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$2292
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$2284
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$2187
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1987
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$2279
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$2290
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$2360
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$2306
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$2318
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$2292
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$2281
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$2279
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$2099
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$2282
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1988
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$2277
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$2337