Cairo vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$1132
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$2687
🏠 One person rent
$172
$535
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$893
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$336
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$2200
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
81
68
😀 Quality of life
61
76
🏙️ Population
9.29M
8M

The cost of living in Cairo is 58% less expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 8507th and 4218th ($473 vs $1132) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st 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 1.9 months in Riyadh. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 4905th and 642nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Riyadh

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Cairo Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$6.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$53.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.59
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$3.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$581
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$365
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$913
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$690
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$56.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$87.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$71
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
3.9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$1700
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$1113
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$1.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$10.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$2.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$6.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$7.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$2.27
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$6.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$7.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$3.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$4.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$3.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$96.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$17.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$39
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$6.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$113
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$408
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$6882

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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
310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$847
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$752
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$969
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$1004
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$861
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$889
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$1002
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1152
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$954
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$834
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1894
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1755
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1313
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$877
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$588
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$588
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$694
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$601
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$630
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$823
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$657
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$821
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$657
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$661
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$638
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$892
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$656
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$660
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$612
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$490
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$926
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$724
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$638
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$820
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$660
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$611