Cairo vs Mecca - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cairo Mecca
🚶 Cost of living one person
$534
$911
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1367
$2119
🏠 One person rent
$186
$411
🏘️ Family rent
$352
$638
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$323
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.5
$73.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$183
$2049
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
68 km
🎓 Higher education
83
41
😀 Quality of life
58
69
🏙️ Population
9.61M
1.68M

The cost of living in Cairo is 41% less expensive than in Mecca. Cities ranked 8287th and 5964th ($534 vs $911) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 13th in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check Egypt vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Cairo compared to 2.2 months in Mecca. Cairo ranked 1st best city to live in Egypt vs Mecca ranked 4th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 5547th and 2959th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Mecca

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Cairo Mecca
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.15
$6.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$47.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.38
$8.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$1.59
 Cappuccino
$2.09
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.37
$0.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
$241
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$147
$292
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$382
$583
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
$449
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.7
$61.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$94.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.3
$67.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.66%
4.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$1439
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$487
$1102
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.52
$15
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.03
$8.84
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$0.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$2.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
$2.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$7.04
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$7.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$12.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$1.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.17
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.65
$2.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
$1.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$6.66
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.65
$5.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.41
$3.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.96
$1.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.4
$122
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.48
$4.23
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.9
$31.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$128
$68.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$133
$316
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2542
$4660

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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 Mecca

Distance City Cost of living
69 km or 43 mi Jeddah
$1101
329 km or 204 mi Bisha
$936
338 km or 210 mi Port Sudan
$1352
339 km or 211 mi Medina
$894
350 km or 218 mi Yanbu
$838
354 km or 220 mi Bareq
$921
453 km or 282 mi Abha
$925
606 km or 377 mi As Sulayyil
$1098
620 km or 385 mi Ar Rass
$873
628 km or 390 mi Najran
$1045
642 km or 399 mi Al Wajh
$878
644 km or 400 mi Keren
$470
648 km or 403 mi Sa'dah
$467
649 km or 403 mi Massawa
$467
670 km or 416 mi Unaizah
$1033
684 km or 425 mi Asmara
$500
703 km or 437 mi Ha'il
$992
735 km or 457 mi Mendefera
$469
738 km or 458 mi Atbara
$1098
756 km or 470 mi Kassala
$1065
769 km or 478 mi Aswan
$281
790 km or 491 mi Riyadh
$1716
807 km or 501 mi Al Hudaydah
$489
818 km or 508 mi Sanaa
$529
842 km or 523 mi Sayyan
$469
842 km or 523 mi Tabuk
$992
873 km or 542 mi Luxor
$401
884 km or 549 mi Mekelle
$802
884 km or 549 mi Zabid
$469
890 km or 553 mi Hurghada
$436
895 km or 556 mi Qena
$440
904 km or 562 mi Dhamar
$471
909 km or 565 mi El Gouna
$437
912 km or 567 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$603
933 km or 580 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$863
947 km or 588 mi El-Gadarif
$961
948 km or 589 mi Ibb
$483
951 km or 591 mi Sakakah
$852
951 km or 591 mi Dahab
$598
979 km or 608 mi Taiz
$491