Cairo vs Dakar - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Dakar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$1047
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$2528
🏠 One person rent
$172
$561
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$1055
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$310
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$82.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$432
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
81
28
😀 Quality of life
61
53
🏙️ Population
9.29M
1.15M

The cost of living in Cairo is 55% less expensive than in Dakar. Cities ranked 8507th and 4443rd ($473 vs $1047) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Egypt and Senegal, respectively. Check Egypt vs Senegal comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.4 months in Dakar. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Dakar ranked 1st in Senegal, while ranked 4905th and 6008th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Dakar

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Cairo Dakar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$8.16
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$31.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$7.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.53
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$3.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$574
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$1273
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$790
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$80.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$44.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
8.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$12281
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$11788
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$22
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$11.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$0.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$1.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$9.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.25
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$8.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$1.33
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$3.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$52.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$7.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$38.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$9.58
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$57.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$78.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$166
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$9306

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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

Cities near Dakar

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Rufisque
$921
58 km or 36 mi Thies
$871
121 km or 75 mi Fatick
$921
163 km or 101 mi Kaolack
$930
166 km or 103 mi Louga
$921
171 km or 106 mi Banjul
$450
174 km or 108 mi Lamin
$358
177 km or 110 mi Saint-Louis
$853
185 km or 115 mi Brikama
$437
266 km or 165 mi Rosso
$691
271 km or 169 mi Ziguinchor
$916
340 km or 211 mi Kolda
$903
378 km or 235 mi Bissau
$631
404 km or 251 mi Nouakchott
$741
416 km or 258 mi Bafata
$557
629 km or 391 mi Boffa
$833
651 km or 404 mi Praia
$683
668 km or 415 mi Assomada
$656
709 km or 441 mi Conakry
$983
727 km or 452 mi Forecariah
$834
757 km or 471 mi Mamou
$856
833 km or 518 mi Freetown
$739
841 km or 522 mi Mindelo
$729
978 km or 607 mi Bo
$770
1009 km or 627 mi Kankan
$860
1023 km or 636 mi Kenema
$763
1048 km or 651 mi Bamako
$549
1051 km or 653 mi Gueckedou
$862
1087 km or 675 mi Banamba
$486
1088 km or 676 mi Koulikoro
$485
1141 km or 709 mi Bougouni
$487
1185 km or 736 mi Monrovia
$525
1197 km or 744 mi Kakata
$483
1215 km or 755 mi Segou
$487
1220 km or 758 mi Nzerekore
$867
1232 km or 766 mi Markala
$486
1256 km or 781 mi Yekepa
$483
1258 km or 782 mi Sanniquellie
$483
1332 km or 828 mi Sikasso
$495
1413 km or 878 mi Korhogo
$778