Cairo vs San Jose, United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo San Jose
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$2722
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$5577
🏠 One person rent
$172
$1819
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$2391
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$574
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$174
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$7852
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
81
87
😀 Quality of life
61
94
🏙️ Population
9.29M
1.03M

The cost of living in Cairo is 83% less expensive than in San Jose, United States. Cities ranked 8507th and 73rd ($473 vs $2722) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 61st 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 2.9 months in San Jose, United States. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs San Jose, United States ranked 3rd in the United States, while ranked 4905th and 23rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs San Jose, United States

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Cairo San Jose
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$16.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$62.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$7.48
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$5.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$2.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$1855
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$1595
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$3197
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$1901
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$60.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
5.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$13519
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$8282
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$2.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$84.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$3.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$3.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$4.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$10.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$15.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$4.51
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$2.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$4.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$2.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$2.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$2.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$18.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$8.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$7.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$3.97
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$2.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$59.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$18.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$83.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$1946
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$26010

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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

Cities near San Jose, United States

Distance City Cost of living
7.6 km or 4.7 mi Campbell
$1938
9.7 km or 6.1 mi Santa Clara
$2319
11 km or 6.8 mi Los Gatos
$2244
13 km or 8.4 mi Saratoga
$2285
15 km or 9.1 mi Milpitas
$1945
15 km or 9.3 mi Cupertino
$2797
16 km or 10 mi Sunnyvale
$3153
18 km or 11 mi Mountain View
$3127
21 km or 13 mi Los Altos
$1936
27 km or 17 mi Palo Alto
$2864
27 km or 17 mi Morgan Hill
$1941
28 km or 18 mi Fremont
$2940
29 km or 18 mi Newark
$1951
29 km or 18 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
32 km or 20 mi Menlo Park
$1942
36 km or 22 mi Union
$1945
38 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
39 km or 24 mi Santa Cruz
$2773
41 km or 25 mi San Carlos
$1935
41 km or 25 mi Pleasanton
$3108
42 km or 26 mi Gilroy
$2242
43 km or 27 mi Livermore
$3101
44 km or 27 mi Watsonville
$3036
44 km or 27 mi Belmont
$2736
44 km or 28 mi Foster
$2122
45 km or 28 mi Hayward
$2691
46 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
47 km or 29 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
48 km or 30 mi San Mateo
$3397
48 km or 30 mi Castro Valley
$2595
53 km or 33 mi San Leandro
$2188
53 km or 33 mi Burlingame
$1941
54 km or 33 mi San Ramon
$2142
57 km or 36 mi Millbrae
$1951
59 km or 36 mi Danville
$2146
60 km or 38 mi San Bruno
$1935
61 km or 38 mi Alameda
$3038
62 km or 38 mi Tracy
$2277
63 km or 39 mi South San Francisco
$1954
64 km or 40 mi Oakland
$3240