Cairo vs Karaj - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Karaj
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$688
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$1709
🏠 One person rent
$172
$339
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$689
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$229
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$41.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$313
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
81
76
😀 Quality of life
61
44
🏙️ Population
9.29M
1.59M

The cost of living in Cairo is 31% less expensive than in Karaj. Cities ranked 8507th and 6640th ($473 vs $688) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 17th in Egypt and Iran, respectively. Check Egypt vs Iran comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.5 months in Karaj. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Karaj ranked 11th in Iran, while ranked 4905th and 6648th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Karaj

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Cairo Karaj
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$7.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$18.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$0.57
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$258
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$882
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$560
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$17.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$27.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$37.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
21.65%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$2017
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$1150
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$23.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$2.48
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.35
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$2.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$5.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$3.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$3.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$0.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$0.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$1.22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$0.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$3.71
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$4.71
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$25.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$4.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$30.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$38.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$98.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$1496

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
7.4 km or 4.6 mi Mohammadshahr
$658
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Kamal Shahr
$661
10 km or 6.5 mi Fardis
$663
13 km or 8.3 mi Andisheh
$657
17 km or 10 mi Qods
$668
17 km or 10 mi Malard
$670
19 km or 12 mi Shahriar
$669
33 km or 21 mi Nasimshahr
$665
36 km or 22 mi Nazarabad
$658
38 km or 24 mi Eslamshahr
$588
38 km or 24 mi Robat Karim
$657
43 km or 26 mi Tehran
$839
46 km or 28 mi Golestan
$665
50 km or 31 mi Ray
$667
69 km or 43 mi Qarchak
$665
74 km or 46 mi Pakdasht
$667
77 km or 48 mi Pardis
$659
79 km or 49 mi Khak-e Ali
$657
87 km or 54 mi Varamin
$838
100 km or 62 mi Qazvin
$1104
104 km or 65 mi Saveh
$666
130 km or 81 mi Qom
$993
144 km or 90 mi Amol
$603
174 km or 108 mi Babol
$424
177 km or 110 mi Lahijan
$662
185 km or 115 mi Qaem Shahr
$664
204 km or 127 mi Rasht
$915
205 km or 128 mi Sari
$529
208 km or 129 mi Kashan
$600
220 km or 137 mi Semnan
$664
225 km or 140 mi Arak
$567
242 km or 150 mi Zanjan
$516
249 km or 155 mi Hamadan
$943
259 km or 161 mi Malayer
$412
294 km or 183 mi Borujerd
$631
311 km or 193 mi Dorud
$658
333 km or 207 mi Shahin Shahr
$660
334 km or 208 mi Gorgan
$591
350 km or 218 mi Khomeyni Shahr
$662
354 km or 220 mi Khorramabad
$639