Cairo vs Mecca - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Mecca
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$926
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$2168
🏠 One person rent
$172
$371
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$588
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$1689
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
68 km
🎓 Higher education
81
40
😀 Quality of life
61
53
🏙️ Population
9.29M
1.68M

The cost of living in Cairo is 49% less expensive than in Mecca. Cities ranked 8507th and 5632nd ($473 vs $926) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 8th in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check Egypt vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 1.8 months in Mecca. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Mecca ranked 6th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 4905th and 5985th 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
$3.93
$5.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$40.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$6.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.33
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$313
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$601
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$418
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$39.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$60.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$73.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
5.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$1003
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$718
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$63.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$15.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$2.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$7.69
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$6.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$1.06
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$5.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$5.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$138
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$16.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$4.23
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$72.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$243
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$3243

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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 Mecca

Distance City Cost of living
69 km or 43 mi Jeddah
$990
329 km or 204 mi Bisha
$821
338 km or 210 mi Port Sudan
$603
339 km or 211 mi Medina
$892
350 km or 218 mi Yanbu
$833
354 km or 220 mi Bareq
$820
453 km or 282 mi Abha
$975
606 km or 377 mi As Sulayyil
$834
620 km or 385 mi Ar Rass
$752
628 km or 390 mi Najran
$981
642 km or 399 mi Al Wajh
$820
644 km or 400 mi Keren
$484
648 km or 403 mi Sa'dah
$485
649 km or 403 mi Massawa
$484
670 km or 416 mi Unaizah
$847
684 km or 425 mi Asmara
$522
703 km or 437 mi Ha'il
$877
735 km or 457 mi Mendefera
$482
738 km or 458 mi Atbara
$568
756 km or 470 mi Kassala
$600
769 km or 478 mi Aswan
$309
790 km or 491 mi Riyadh
$1132
807 km or 501 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
818 km or 508 mi Sanaa
$562
842 km or 523 mi Sayyan
$485
842 km or 523 mi Tabuk
$1051
873 km or 542 mi Luxor
$345
884 km or 549 mi Mekelle
$613
884 km or 549 mi Zabid
$484
890 km or 553 mi Hurghada
$433
895 km or 556 mi Qena
$329
904 km or 562 mi Dhamar
$490
909 km or 565 mi El Gouna
$360
912 km or 567 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
933 km or 580 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$815
947 km or 588 mi El-Gadarif
$589
948 km or 589 mi Ibb
$502
951 km or 591 mi Sakakah
$827
951 km or 591 mi Dahab
$468
979 km or 608 mi Taiz
$512