Cairo vs Kabul - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Kabul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$422
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$961
🏠 One person rent
$172
$164
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$248
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$155
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$68.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$171
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
81
31
😀 Quality of life
61
21
🏙️ Population
9.29M
4.27M

The cost of living in Cairo is 12% more expensive than in Kabul. Cities ranked 8507th and 8701st ($473 vs $422) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Egypt and Afghanistan, respectively. Check Egypt vs Afghanistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.4 months in Kabul. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Kabul ranked 1st in Afghanistan, while ranked 4905th and 8956th 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
$3.93
$2.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$11.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$4.4
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$160
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$98.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$278
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$157
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$25.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$39.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$26.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
13.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$1047
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$396
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$20.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$5.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.69
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$0.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$1.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$3.45
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$3.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$5.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$0.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$0.89
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$2.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$2.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$0.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$14
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$2.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$21.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$2.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$17.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$31.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$25.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$1456

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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 Kabul

Distance City Cost of living
105 km or 65 mi Gardez
$353
119 km or 74 mi Jalalabad
$361
129 km or 80 mi Ghazni
$346
150 km or 93 mi Khost
$346
163 km or 101 mi Puli Khumri
$349
223 km or 138 mi Peshawar
$238
235 km or 146 mi Kohat
$243
246 km or 153 mi Kunduz
$363
266 km or 166 mi Mardan
$244
293 km or 182 mi Mingora
$246
304 km or 189 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
336 km or 209 mi Wah
$211
368 km or 229 mi Islamabad
$304
369 km or 229 mi Qurghonteppa
$500
374 km or 232 mi Rawalpindi
$319
389 km or 242 mi Sheberghan
$352
425 km or 264 mi Sargodha
$404
450 km or 280 mi Tursunzoda
$503
451 km or 280 mi Dushanbe
$467
451 km or 280 mi Mirpur
$256
456 km or 284 mi Mandi Bahauddin
$243
458 km or 285 mi Kandahar
$373
467 km or 290 mi Jhang
$236
474 km or 294 mi Chiniot
$226
476 km or 296 mi Baramulla
$353
499 km or 310 mi Gojra
$286
501 km or 312 mi Hafizabad
$196
503 km or 313 mi Faisalabad
$254
505 km or 314 mi Gujrat
$243
517 km or 321 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
520 km or 323 mi Srinagar
$398
523 km or 325 mi Quetta
$271
526 km or 327 mi Multan
$244
534 km or 332 mi Sahiwal
$201
536 km or 333 mi Gujranwala
$223
538 km or 334 mi Khanewal
$266
546 km or 340 mi Sialkot
$239
549 km or 341 mi Sheikhupura
$234
550 km or 342 mi Kamoke
$213
553 km or 344 mi Lashkargah
$355