Cairo vs Rome - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Rome
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$1546
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$3755
🏠 One person rent
$172
$822
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$1516
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$425
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$1486
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
81
88
😀 Quality of life
61
86
🏙️ Population
9.29M
2.87M

The cost of living in Cairo is 69% less expensive than in Rome. Cities ranked 8507th and 2571st ($473 vs $1546) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Egypt and Italy, respectively. Check Egypt vs Italy comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 1 months in Rome. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Rome ranked 1st in Italy, while ranked 4905th and 198th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Rome

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Cairo Rome
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$53.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$8.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$5.06
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$1.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$905
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$616
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$1909
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$1154
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$182
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$28.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
1.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$6628
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$3578
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$1.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$36.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$2.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.42
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$1.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$4.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$15.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$9.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$13.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2.34
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$2.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$6.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$5.89
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$8.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$44.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$9.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$87.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$81.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$89.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$477
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$9591

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
2.7 km or 1.7 mi Vatican City
$782
19 km or 12 mi Frascati
$1251
34 km or 21 mi Ladispoli
$1113
44 km or 27 mi Cisterna di Latina
$989
47 km or 29 mi Colleferro
$1065
51 km or 32 mi Anzio
$1169
59 km or 37 mi Latina
$1038
61 km or 38 mi Civitavecchia
$1117
65 km or 40 mi Rieti
$1101
66 km or 41 mi Viterbo
$1258
76 km or 47 mi Terni
$1014
78 km or 48 mi Frosinone
$675
80 km or 49 mi Avezzano
$1107
91 km or 56 mi L'Aquila
$911
93 km or 58 mi Terracina
$1222
120 km or 74 mi Foligno
$1197
132 km or 82 mi Teramo
$1062
136 km or 84 mi Perugia
$998
140 km or 87 mi Ascoli Piceno
$1078
148 km or 92 mi Chieti
$1112
156 km or 97 mi Pescara
$1119
170 km or 106 mi Aversa
$971
173 km or 107 mi Santa Maria Capua Vetere
$1095
174 km or 108 mi Fermo
$1153
175 km or 109 mi Macerata
$827
178 km or 111 mi Giugliano in Campania
$1112
179 km or 112 mi Caserta
$1043
181 km or 113 mi Arezzo
$1204
183 km or 114 mi Frattamaggiore
$897
184 km or 115 mi Siena
$1525
185 km or 115 mi Campobasso
$1007
187 km or 116 mi Civitanova Marche
$1083
189 km or 117 mi Naples
$1085
209 km or 130 mi Ancona
$1097
210 km or 130 mi Benevento
$975
213 km or 133 mi Castellammare di Stabia
$1099
221 km or 137 mi Avellino
$906
221 km or 137 mi Fano
$1102
226 km or 140 mi Amalfi
$1162
227 km or 141 mi San Marino City
$1019