Cairo vs Medan - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Medan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$504
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$1348
🏠 One person rent
$172
$192
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$385
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$214
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$37.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$314
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
81
46
😀 Quality of life
61
45
🏙️ Population
9.29M
2.11M

The cost of living in Cairo is 6% less expensive than in Medan. Cities ranked 8507th and 8292nd ($473 vs $504) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 24th in Egypt and Indonesia, respectively. Check Egypt vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.6 months in Medan. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Medan ranked 15th in Indonesia, while ranked 4905th and 6588th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Medan

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Cairo Medan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$1.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$13
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$3.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$4.49
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$2.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$262
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$124
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$410
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$311
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$25.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$39.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$15.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
9.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$2052
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$900
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$8.05
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$3.97
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.55
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.39
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$1.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.26
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$1.21
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$7.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$2.63
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$6.85
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$0.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.73
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$38.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$2.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$1.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$2.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$2.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$0.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$0.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$24.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$3.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$16.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$2.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$45.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$77.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$100
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$11332

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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 Medan

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Binjai
$462
67 km or 41 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
90 km or 56 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
119 km or 74 mi Langsa
$490
148 km or 92 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
238 km or 148 mi Lhokseumawe
$488
264 km or 164 mi Teluk Intan
$533
264 km or 164 mi Taiping
$552
264 km or 164 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
268 km or 166 mi George Town
$510
269 km or 167 mi Butterworth
$518
286 km or 178 mi Ipoh
$561
298 km or 185 mi Sungai Petani
$526
307 km or 191 mi Gunungsitoli
$486
317 km or 197 mi Klang
$591
322 km or 200 mi Ko Lipe
$534
324 km or 201 mi Langkawi
$498
325 km or 202 mi Shah Alam
$635
331 km or 206 mi Alor Setar
$508
332 km or 206 mi Subang Jaya
$642
332 km or 206 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
341 km or 212 mi Kuala Lumpur
$694
342 km or 212 mi Cyberjaya
$450
345 km or 215 mi Putrajaya
$495
352 km or 219 mi Kangar
$486
378 km or 235 mi Seremban
$547
381 km or 237 mi Dumai
$493
422 km or 262 mi Hat Yai
$548
426 km or 265 mi Banda Aceh
$462
431 km or 268 mi Malacca
$530
445 km or 277 mi Ko Lanta
$536
466 km or 289 mi Pekanbaru
$562
468 km or 291 mi Muar
$552
470 km or 292 mi Phuket
$637
483 km or 300 mi Kota Bharu
$460
487 km or 303 mi Ao Nang
$661
489 km or 304 mi Krabi
$543
515 km or 320 mi Batu Pahat
$527
518 km or 322 mi Kuantan
$541
529 km or 329 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416