Cairo vs Saint Petersburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Saint Petersburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$1164
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$2979
🏠 One person rent
$172
$552
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$1096
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$363
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$937
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
81
81
😀 Quality of life
61
69
🏙️ Population
9.29M
5.38M

The cost of living in Cairo is 59% less expensive than in Saint Petersburg. Cities ranked 8507th and 4114th ($473 vs $1164) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Egypt and Russia, respectively. Check Egypt vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.8 months in Saint Petersburg. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Saint Petersburg ranked 2nd in Russia, while ranked 4905th and 2535th 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
$3.93
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$47.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$6.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$3.22
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$2.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$1.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$653
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$401
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$1468
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$817
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$91.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$140
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$8.46
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
12.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$4925
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$3180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$55.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$4.92
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.33
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$1.1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$5.94
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$10.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$3.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$9.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$3.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$8.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$2.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$48.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$6.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$24.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$114
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$131
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$519
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$8750

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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 Saint Petersburg

Distance City Cost of living
135 km or 84 mi Narva
$743
156 km or 97 mi Sillamae
$783
162 km or 101 mi Imatra
$1061
168 km or 104 mi Veliky Novgorod
$721
170 km or 105 mi Lappeenranta
$1261
181 km or 112 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$842
185 km or 115 mi Hamina
$1297
195 km or 121 mi Kotka
$1276
223 km or 139 mi Kouvola
$1261
227 km or 141 mi Savonlinna
$1306
232 km or 144 mi Rakvere
$837
254 km or 158 mi Mikkeli
$1361
262 km or 163 mi Porvoo
$1319
263 km or 164 mi Pskov
$687
269 km or 167 mi Tartu
$891
280 km or 174 mi Lahti
$1347
293 km or 182 mi Kerava
$1234
294 km or 183 mi Varkaus
$1040
294 km or 183 mi Jarvenpaa
$1433
295 km or 183 mi Vantaa
$1611
296 km or 184 mi Joensuu
$1265
297 km or 184 mi Tuusula
$1221
299 km or 186 mi Petrozavodsk
$717
300 km or 186 mi Helsinki
$1763
302 km or 188 mi Maardu
$861
310 km or 192 mi Nurmijarvi
$1297
310 km or 193 mi Hyvinkaa
$1208
315 km or 196 mi Espoo
$1752
317 km or 197 mi Riihimaki
$1442
318 km or 197 mi Tallinn
$1145
322 km or 200 mi Viljandi
$703
328 km or 204 mi Kirkkonummi
$1387
342 km or 213 mi Hameenlinna
$1229
348 km or 216 mi Lohja
$1277
349 km or 217 mi Jamsa
$1291
354 km or 220 mi Jyvaskyla
$1265
356 km or 221 mi Kuopio
$1293
373 km or 232 mi Valkeakoski
$1319
374 km or 233 mi Parnu
$863
383 km or 238 mi Raseborg
$1342