Cairo vs Philadelphia - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Philadelphia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$2361
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$5659
🏠 One person rent
$172
$1382
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$2582
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$587
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$259
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$5157
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
81
100
😀 Quality of life
61
91
🏙️ Population
9.29M
1.58M

The cost of living in Cairo is 80% less expensive than in Philadelphia. Cities ranked 8507th and 215th ($473 vs $2361) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 166th in Egypt and the United States, respectively. Check Egypt vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 2.2 months in Philadelphia. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Philadelphia ranked 10th in the United States, while ranked 4905th and 70th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Philadelphia

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Cairo Philadelphia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$16.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$59.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$5.51
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$4.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$1637
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$1117
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$3227
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$2156
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$94.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$145
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$66.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$6389
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$2174
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$95.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$30.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$3.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$4.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$2.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$12.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$15.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$5.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$4.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$5.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$3.55
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$2.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$1.09
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$2.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$4.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$10.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$4.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$44.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$13.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$64.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$25.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$46.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$80.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$1172
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$15017

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Cities near Cairo

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 Philadelphia

Distance City Cost of living
5.2 km or 3.2 mi Camden
$2249
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Pennsauken Township
$1939
12 km or 7.1 mi Cherry Hill
$2051
12 km or 7.7 mi West Deptford Township
$1951
16 km or 9.9 mi Fox Chase
$1936
16 km or 9.9 mi Deptford Township
$1950
19 km or 12 mi Moorestown
$1948
21 km or 13 mi Gloucester Township
$1949
21 km or 13 mi Chester
$1943
22 km or 14 mi Mount Laurel
$1930
25 km or 15 mi Evesham Township
$1942
25 km or 16 mi Willingboro Township
$1945
31 km or 19 mi Medford
$1935
35 km or 22 mi Levittown
$1952
35 km or 22 mi Winslow Township
$1941
36 km or 23 mi Monroe Township
$1950
38 km or 23 mi West Chester
$2655
40 km or 25 mi Wilmington
$1767
46 km or 28 mi Trenton
$1748
46 km or 29 mi Ewing Township
$1942
50 km or 31 mi Hamilton Township
$1944
52 km or 32 mi Pottstown
$1944
54 km or 33 mi Lawrence Township
$1940
56 km or 35 mi Vineland
$1938
58 km or 36 mi Newark
$1870
59 km or 36 mi Bridgeton
$1942
62 km or 38 mi Princeton
$2664
63 km or 39 mi Millville
$1943
64 km or 39 mi East Windsor Township
$1951
65 km or 40 mi Plainsboro Township
$1946
67 km or 42 mi Montgomery Township
$1934
67 km or 42 mi Manchester Township
$1900
71 km or 44 mi Jackson Township
$2022
72 km or 45 mi South Brunswick
$1939
77 km or 48 mi Allentown
$2169
77 km or 48 mi Bethlehem
$2049
77 km or 48 mi Hillsborough Township
$1941
78 km or 48 mi Reading
$1863
78 km or 49 mi Barnegat Township
$1962
79 km or 49 mi Manalapan Township
$2088