Cairo vs Sanaa - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Sanaa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$562
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$1396
🏠 One person rent
$172
$249
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$465
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$190
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$68.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$362
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
81
35
😀 Quality of life
61
25
🏙️ Population
9.29M
2.96M

The cost of living in Cairo is 16% less expensive than in Sanaa. Cities ranked 8507th and 7658th ($473 vs $562) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Egypt and Yemen, respectively. Check Egypt vs Yemen comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.6 months in Sanaa. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Sanaa ranked 1st in Yemen, while ranked 4905th and 8860th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Sanaa

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Cairo Sanaa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$2.62
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$17.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$4.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$251
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$162
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$556
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$334
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$51.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$34.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
11.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$1747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$968
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$16.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$5.93
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$6.57
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$4.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$6.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$7.87
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$2.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$2.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$4.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$20.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$4.18
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$29.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$59.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$4362

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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
24 km or 15 mi Sayyan
$485
92 km or 57 mi Dhamar
$490
147 km or 92 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
154 km or 96 mi Ibb
$502
159 km or 99 mi Zabid
$484
182 km or 113 mi Sa'dah
$485
198 km or 123 mi Taiz
$512
238 km or 148 mi Najran
$981
297 km or 185 mi Aden
$509
367 km or 228 mi Abha
$975
389 km or 242 mi Obock
$524
433 km or 269 mi Djibouti City
$552
465 km or 289 mi Bareq
$820
493 km or 307 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
512 km or 318 mi Massawa
$484
512 km or 318 mi Dikhil
$522
538 km or 334 mi Mukalla
$487
544 km or 338 mi Bisha
$821
550 km or 342 mi Mekelle
$613
567 km or 352 mi Asmara
$522
580 km or 361 mi Mendefera
$482
586 km or 364 mi As Sulayyil
$834
612 km or 381 mi Borama
$592
618 km or 384 mi Keren
$484
643 km or 400 mi Hargeisa
$788
681 km or 423 mi Dessie
$606
684 km or 425 mi Jijiga
$601
689 km or 428 mi Dire Dawa
$553
708 km or 440 mi Harar
$539
788 km or 490 mi Gondar
$565
818 km or 508 mi Mecca
$926
836 km or 520 mi Kassala
$600
847 km or 526 mi Bahir Dar
$556
869 km or 540 mi Jeddah
$990
879 km or 546 mi Port Sudan
$603
920 km or 572 mi Addis Ababa
$831
959 km or 596 mi El-Gadarif
$589
1067 km or 663 mi Riyadh
$1132
1072 km or 666 mi Salalah
$801
1114 km or 693 mi Awasa
$659