Cairo vs Sao Paulo - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Sao Paulo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$948
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$2452
🏠 One person rent
$172
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$816
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$261
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$488
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
81
95
😀 Quality of life
61
67
🏙️ Population
9.29M
12.3M

The cost of living in Cairo is 50% less expensive than in Sao Paulo. Cities ranked 8507th and 5522nd ($473 vs $948) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Egypt and Brazil, respectively. Check Egypt vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.5 months in Sao Paulo. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Sao Paulo ranked 1st in Brazil, while ranked 4905th and 3577th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Sao Paulo

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Cairo Sao Paulo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$5.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$33.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$6.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.98
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$541
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$315
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$870
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$687
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$48
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$74.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$18.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
9.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$2492
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$1619
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$52.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$8.13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$2.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$9.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$9.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$8.33
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$2.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$4.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$23.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$7.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$62
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$57
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$80.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$378
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$10294

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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 Sao Paulo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Sao Caetano do Sul
$672
13 km or 8.3 mi Taboao da Serra
$572
14 km or 8.6 mi Guarulhos
$548
15 km or 9.4 mi Diadema
$542
16 km or 9.7 mi Santo Andre
$702
16 km or 10 mi Osasco
$646
17 km or 11 mi Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
21 km or 13 mi Carapicuiba
$580
22 km or 14 mi Maua
$587
23 km or 15 mi Caieiras
$555
25 km or 15 mi Embu das Artes
$531
25 km or 16 mi Barueri
$740
26 km or 16 mi Mairipora
$554
26 km or 16 mi Franco da Rocha
$617
27 km or 17 mi Ferraz de Vasconcelos
$560
28 km or 17 mi Jandira
$554
29 km or 18 mi Ribeirao Pires
$554
29 km or 18 mi Itapecerica da Serra
$547
30 km or 18 mi Poa
$555
30 km or 18 mi Cotia
$610
30 km or 19 mi Itaquaquecetuba
$581
31 km or 19 mi Itapevi
$559
31 km or 19 mi Santana de Parnaiba
$555
32 km or 20 mi Francisco Morato
$597
33 km or 20 mi Itanhaem
$554
33 km or 20 mi Cajamar
$537
36 km or 22 mi Embu-Guacu
$554
36 km or 22 mi Aruja
$555
41 km or 26 mi Campo Limpo Paulista
$555
43 km or 26 mi Varzea Paulista
$555
44 km or 27 mi Cubatao
$545
45 km or 28 mi Mogi das Cruzes
$603
48 km or 30 mi Jundiai
$776
49 km or 30 mi Atibaia
$516
51 km or 32 mi Sao Roque
$555
52 km or 32 mi Sao Vicente
$612
55 km or 34 mi Santos
$780
56 km or 35 mi Praia Grande
$502
61 km or 38 mi Bertioga
$554
61 km or 38 mi Ibiuna
$555