Cairo vs Saint Petersburg - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cairo Saint Petersburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$534
$836
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1367
$2160
🏠 One person rent
$186
$396
🏘️ Family rent
$352
$793
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.5
$116
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$183
$741
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
83
81
😀 Quality of life
58
66
🏙️ Population
9.61M
5.38M

The cost of living in Cairo is 36% less expensive than in Saint Petersburg. Cities ranked 8287th and 6264th ($534 vs $836) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 3rd in Egypt and Russia, respectively. Check Egypt vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Cairo compared to 0.9 months in Saint Petersburg. Cairo ranked 1st best city to live in Egypt vs Saint Petersburg ranked 2nd in Russia, while ranked 5547th and 4215th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Saint Petersburg

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Cairo Saint Petersburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.15
$6.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$29.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.38
$4.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$2.89
 Cappuccino
$2.09
$2.36
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.37
$0.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
$537
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$147
$280
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$382
$1090
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
$601
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.7
$58.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$88.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.3
$5.68
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.66%
11.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$3291
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$487
$1942
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.52
$36.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.03
$8.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$0.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$9.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$3.97
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$7.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$1.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$2.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$0.46
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.17
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.65
$6.31
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.65
$6.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.41
$4.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.96
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.4
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$4.24
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.48
$8.77
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.9
$72.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$128
$94.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$133
$344
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2542
$6522

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Cities near Cairo

Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 mi Giza
$499
8.1 km or 5 mi Shubra El Kheima
$498
26 km or 16 mi Helwan
$481
46 km or 28 mi Benha
$477
60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
$479
62 km or 39 mi Zagazig
$463
84 km or 52 mi Tanta
$432
93 km or 58 mi Faiyum
$467
101 km or 63 mi El Mahalla El Kubra
$478
111 km or 69 mi Beni Suef
$461
111 km or 69 mi Mansoura
$448
115 km or 71 mi Ismailia
$458
125 km or 78 mi Suez
$362
133 km or 83 mi Damanhur
$396
161 km or 100 mi Kafr El Dawwar
$450
161 km or 100 mi Damietta
$412
166 km or 103 mi Port Said
$379
179 km or 111 mi Alexandria
$498
224 km or 139 mi Minya
$444
319 km or 198 mi Asyut
$399
347 km or 216 mi Gaza
$640
351 km or 218 mi Ofakim
$1611
354 km or 220 mi Netivot
$1669
360 km or 223 mi Sderot
$1663
361 km or 224 mi Dahab
$598
362 km or 225 mi Eilat
$1540
365 km or 226 mi Ashkelon
$1459
366 km or 227 mi Beersheba
$1440
367 km or 228 mi Rahat
$1621
368 km or 229 mi Aqaba
$708
379 km or 235 mi Ashdod
$1802
379 km or 235 mi Kiryat Gat
$1780
380 km or 236 mi Dimona
$1645
381 km or 236 mi El Gouna
$437
383 km or 238 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1726
384 km or 239 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$603
390 km or 242 mi Yavne
$1773
391 km or 243 mi Sohag
$447
396 km or 246 mi Dura
$782
397 km or 246 mi Rehovot
$1646

Cities near Saint Petersburg

Distance City Cost of living
135 km or 84 mi Narva
$809
156 km or 97 mi Sillamae
$892
162 km or 101 mi Imatra
$1122
168 km or 104 mi Veliky Novgorod
$700
170 km or 105 mi Lappeenranta
$1358
181 km or 112 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$921
185 km or 115 mi Hamina
$1360
195 km or 121 mi Kotka
$1344
223 km or 139 mi Kouvola
$1369
227 km or 141 mi Savonlinna
$1215
232 km or 144 mi Rakvere
$916
254 km or 158 mi Mikkeli
$1325
262 km or 163 mi Porvoo
$1276
263 km or 164 mi Pskov
$466
269 km or 167 mi Tartu
$1158
280 km or 174 mi Lahti
$1398
293 km or 182 mi Kerava
$1493
294 km or 183 mi Varkaus
$1086
294 km or 183 mi Jarvenpaa
$1665
295 km or 183 mi Vantaa
$1657
296 km or 184 mi Joensuu
$1397
297 km or 184 mi Tuusula
$1501
299 km or 186 mi Petrozavodsk
$537
300 km or 186 mi Helsinki
$1839
302 km or 188 mi Maardu
$1194
310 km or 192 mi Nurmijarvi
$1498
310 km or 193 mi Hyvinkaa
$1287
315 km or 196 mi Espoo
$1904
317 km or 197 mi Riihimaki
$1464
318 km or 197 mi Tallinn
$1337
322 km or 200 mi Viljandi
$900
328 km or 204 mi Kirkkonummi
$1505
342 km or 213 mi Hameenlinna
$1320
348 km or 216 mi Lohja
$1253
349 km or 217 mi Jamsa
$1401
354 km or 220 mi Jyvaskyla
$1433
356 km or 221 mi Kuopio
$1363
373 km or 232 mi Valkeakoski
$1579
374 km or 233 mi Parnu
$977
383 km or 238 mi Raseborg
$1438