Cairo vs Doha - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cairo Doha
🚶 Cost of living one person
$534
$1914
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1367
$4535
🏠 One person rent
$186
$1243
🏘️ Family rent
$352
$2408
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$415
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.5
$125
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$183
$3507
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
83
45
😀 Quality of life
58
78
🏙️ Population
9.61M
1.19M

The cost of living in Cairo is 72% less expensive than in Doha. Cities ranked 8287th and 2006th ($534 vs $1914) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Egypt and Qatar, respectively. Check Egypt vs Qatar comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Cairo compared to 1.8 months in Doha. Cairo ranked 1st best city to live in Egypt vs Doha ranked 1st in Qatar, while ranked 5547th and 489th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Doha

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Cairo Doha
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.15
$8.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$56.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.38
$7.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$12.3
 Cappuccino
$2.09
$5.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.37
$0.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
$1520
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$147
$938
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$382
$2929
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
$1974
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.7
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$154
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.3
$90.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.66%
5.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$6061
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$487
$4318
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.52
$39.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.03
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.81
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
$3.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$7.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$1.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.17
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$2.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.65
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
$1.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$6.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.65
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.41
$5.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
$3.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.96
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.4
$115
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$48.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.48
$11.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.9
$63.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$128
$93.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$133
$754
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2542
$10490

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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

Cities near Doha

Distance City Cost of living
43 km or 27 mi Al Khor
$1836
135 km or 84 mi Riffa
$1298
138 km or 86 mi Isa Town
$1328
139 km or 87 mi Manama
$1377
175 km or 109 mi Dhahran
$1082
188 km or 117 mi Al-Mubarraz
$768
191 km or 119 mi Dammam
$1055
236 km or 147 mi Qatif
$899
265 km or 165 mi Jubail
$895
282 km or 175 mi Madinat Zayed
$1681
300 km or 187 mi Abu Dhabi
$1978
380 km or 236 mi Dubai
$2204
388 km or 241 mi Sharjah
$1592
397 km or 247 mi Ajman
$1896
405 km or 252 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1609
409 km or 254 mi Jahrom
$772
414 km or 257 mi Bushehr
$636
442 km or 275 mi Borazjan
$612
442 km or 275 mi Al Ain
$1116
455 km or 283 mi Fasa
$863
466 km or 289 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1543
480 km or 298 mi Kazerun
$596
483 km or 300 mi Fujairah
$1181
489 km or 304 mi Shiraz
$594
491 km or 305 mi Riyadh
$1716
515 km or 320 mi Al Wafrah
$1241
516 km or 320 mi Bandar Abbas
$590
524 km or 325 mi Marvdasht
$592
573 km or 356 mi Kuwait City
$1406
597 km or 371 mi Yasuj
$554
601 km or 374 mi Al-Faw
$684
602 km or 374 mi Behbahan
$538
617 km or 383 mi Sirjan
$561
628 km or 390 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$541
635 km or 394 mi Umm Qasr
$683
644 km or 400 mi Abadan
$538
659 km or 409 mi Khorramshahr
$535
663 km or 412 mi Nizwa
$788
679 km or 422 mi Az Zubayr
$679
683 km or 424 mi Basra
$833