Cairo vs Kabul - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cairo Kabul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$534
$554
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1367
$1155
🏠 One person rent
$186
$270
🏘️ Family rent
$352
$372
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$163
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.5
$87.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$183
$172
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
83
30
😀 Quality of life
58
21
🏙️ Population
9.61M
4.27M

The cost of living in Cairo is 4% less expensive than in Kabul. Cities ranked 8287th and 8117th ($534 vs $554) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Egypt and Afghanistan, respectively. Check Egypt vs Afghanistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Cairo compared to 0.3 months in Kabul. Cairo ranked 1st best city to live in Egypt vs Kabul ranked 1st in Afghanistan, while ranked 5547th and 8959th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Kabul

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Cairo Kabul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.15
$2.44
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$10.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.38
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$4.82
 Cappuccino
$2.09
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.37
$0.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
$171
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$147
$112
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$382
$286
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
$178
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.7
$50.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$76.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.3
$95.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.66%
14.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$409
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$487
$249
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.52
$18
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.03
$8.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.9
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$0.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
$1.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$3.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$3.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$0.67
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$0.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$0.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$0.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.17
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$0.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.65
$9.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
$1.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.65
$2.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.41
$3.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
$1.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.96
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.4
$11.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$2.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$14.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.48
$2.95
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.9
$13.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$128
$41.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$133
$21.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2542
$1335

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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 Kabul

Distance City Cost of living
105 km or 65 mi Gardez
$440
119 km or 74 mi Jalalabad
$337
129 km or 80 mi Ghazni
$445
150 km or 93 mi Khost
$412
163 km or 101 mi Puli Khumri
$427
223 km or 138 mi Peshawar
$330
235 km or 146 mi Kohat
$303
246 km or 153 mi Kunduz
$435
266 km or 166 mi Mardan
$342
293 km or 182 mi Mingora
$315
304 km or 189 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
336 km or 209 mi Wah
$270
368 km or 229 mi Islamabad
$390
369 km or 229 mi Qurghonteppa
$636
374 km or 232 mi Rawalpindi
$321
389 km or 242 mi Sheberghan
$433
425 km or 264 mi Sargodha
$331
450 km or 280 mi Tursunzoda
$631
451 km or 280 mi Dushanbe
$640
451 km or 280 mi Mirpur
$278
456 km or 284 mi Mandi Bahauddin
$287
458 km or 285 mi Kandahar
$501
467 km or 290 mi Jhang
$367
474 km or 294 mi Chiniot
$336
476 km or 296 mi Baramulla
$279
499 km or 310 mi Gojra
$340
501 km or 312 mi Hafizabad
$302
503 km or 313 mi Faisalabad
$288
505 km or 314 mi Gujrat
$277
517 km or 321 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$237
520 km or 323 mi Srinagar
$396
523 km or 325 mi Quetta
$313
526 km or 327 mi Multan
$307
534 km or 332 mi Sahiwal
$263
536 km or 333 mi Gujranwala
$240
538 km or 334 mi Khanewal
$332
546 km or 340 mi Sialkot
$298
549 km or 341 mi Sheikhupura
$339
550 km or 342 mi Kamoke
$268
553 km or 344 mi Lashkargah
$471