Cairo vs Sao Tome - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Sao Tome
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$792
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$1927
🏠 One person rent
$172
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$703
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$349
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$33.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$129
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
81
1
😀 Quality of life
61
16
🏙️ Population
9.29M
56.2K

The cost of living in Cairo is 40% less expensive than in Sao Tome. Cities ranked 8507th and 6094th ($473 vs $792) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Egypt and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively. Check Egypt vs Sao Tome and Principe comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.2 months in Sao Tome. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Sao Tome ranked 1st in Sao Tome and Principe, while ranked 4905th and 9072nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Cairo Sao Tome
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$15.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$41.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$7.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$0.56
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$1.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$183
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$512
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$409
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$173
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$100
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
12.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$925
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$212
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$48.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$3.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$5.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$6.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$25.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$0.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$3.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$1.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$5.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$2.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$3.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$2.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$8.53
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$4.22
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$31.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$61.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$2948

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60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
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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
8.3 km or 5.1 mi Trindade
$813
256 km or 159 mi Port-Gentil
$573
303 km or 188 mi Libreville
$612
375 km or 233 mi Bata
$988
443 km or 275 mi Malabo
$715
492 km or 306 mi Port Harcourt
$854
494 km or 307 mi Limbe
$370
509 km or 316 mi Buea
$346
529 km or 328 mi Douala
$549
537 km or 333 mi Aba
$659
543 km or 337 mi Calabar
$655
565 km or 351 mi Kumba
$451
574 km or 356 mi Owerri
$1669
584 km or 363 mi Umuahia
$755
587 km or 365 mi Warri
$518
649 km or 403 mi Onitsha
$501
653 km or 406 mi Awka
$748
660 km or 410 mi Yaounde
$723
677 km or 421 mi Benin
$924
684 km or 425 mi Enugu
$938
702 km or 436 mi Bafoussam
$488
730 km or 454 mi Bamenda
$387
772 km or 480 mi Owo
$745
774 km or 481 mi Lagos
$1417
788 km or 490 mi Akure
$662
806 km or 501 mi Pointe-Noire
$536
822 km or 511 mi Porto-Novo
$593
824 km or 512 mi Cotonou
$681
827 km or 514 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
829 km or 515 mi Ife
$774
845 km or 525 mi Ibadan
$941
846 km or 526 mi Abeokuta
$1274
861 km or 535 mi Osogbo
$548
884 km or 549 mi Kayes
$500
889 km or 552 mi Lome
$607
890 km or 553 mi Oyo
$646
892 km or 555 mi Cabinda
$953
907 km or 564 mi Madingou
$500
924 km or 574 mi Gamboma
$499
926 km or 575 mi Abomey
$560