Cairo vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Johannesburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$935
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$2244
🏠 One person rent
$172
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$815
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$1502
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
81
73
😀 Quality of life
61
63
🏙️ Population
9.29M
4.43M

The cost of living in Cairo is 49% less expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 8507th and 5608th ($473 vs $935) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Egypt and South Africa, respectively. Check Egypt vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 1.6 months in Johannesburg. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 4905th and 4512th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Johannesburg

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Cairo Johannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$7.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$3.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$369
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$766
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$644
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$63.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$96.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$49.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
8.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$674
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$1.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$62.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$8.33
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$2.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$6.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$7.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$4.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.35
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$2.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$3.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$28.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$6.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$49.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$5141

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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 Johannesburg

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Sandton
$907
13 km or 8 mi Randburg
$776
19 km or 12 mi Soweto
$897
28 km or 17 mi Benoni
$821
40 km or 25 mi Springs
$766
41 km or 25 mi Centurion
$734
53 km or 33 mi Pretoria
$835
53 km or 33 mi Vereeniging
$728
59 km or 36 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
71 km or 44 mi Brits
$763
101 km or 62 mi Rustenburg
$881
109 km or 68 mi Potchefstroom
$639
143 km or 89 mi Bethal
$760
152 km or 94 mi Middelburg
$822
155 km or 97 mi Klerksdorp
$629
179 km or 111 mi Kroonstad
$770
237 km or 147 mi Welkom
$708
244 km or 152 mi Mmabatho
$762
262 km or 163 mi Lobatse
$615
275 km or 171 mi Gaborone
$668
287 km or 179 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
302 km or 188 mi Kanye
$641
311 km or 193 mi Mbabane
$722
323 km or 201 mi Vryheid
$835
325 km or 202 mi Molepolole
$616
329 km or 204 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
333 km or 207 mi Manzini
$733
350 km or 217 mi Maseru
$593
366 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
369 km or 229 mi Bloemfontein
$696
409 km or 254 mi Mafeteng
$579
417 km or 259 mi Palapye
$506
429 km or 267 mi Kimberley
$785
442 km or 275 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
443 km or 275 mi Matola
$1058
446 km or 277 mi Serowe
$527
454 km or 282 mi Maputo
$1049
501 km or 311 mi Durban
$827
562 km or 349 mi Francistown
$544
577 km or 358 mi Xai-Xai
$1114