Cairo vs Surat - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Surat
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$426
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$887
🏠 One person rent
$172
$178
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$211
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$162
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$48.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$364
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
81
43
😀 Quality of life
61
38
🏙️ Population
9.29M
5.94M

The cost of living in Cairo is 11% more expensive than in Surat. Cities ranked 8507th and 8681st ($473 vs $426) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 25th in Egypt and India, respectively. Check Egypt vs India comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.9 months in Surat. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Surat ranked 96th in India, while ranked 4905th and 7444th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Surat

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Cairo Surat
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$2.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$6.97
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$3.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$2.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.4
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$161
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$146
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$225
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$157
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$20.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$32
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$7.98
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
7.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$700
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$9.91
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$2.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.38
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$0.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$0.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$6.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$4.83
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$0.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.32
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$1.12
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$0.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$0.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$20.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$6.03
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$3.66
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$28.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$43
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$39.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$1161

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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
26 km or 16 mi Navsari
$247
98 km or 61 mi Bhavnagar
$299
131 km or 82 mi Vadodara
$343
164 km or 102 mi Nashik
$389
170 km or 106 mi Nadiad
$339
189 km or 117 mi Vasai
$393
192 km or 119 mi Malegaon
$320
196 km or 122 mi Godhra
$336
208 km or 130 mi Ahmedabad
$468
209 km or 130 mi Bhiwandi
$335
216 km or 134 mi Kalyan
$353
222 km or 138 mi Thane
$454
228 km or 142 mi Gandhinagar
$318
239 km or 148 mi Navi Mumbai
$466
244 km or 152 mi Rajkot
$416
245 km or 152 mi Mumbai
$632
274 km or 170 mi Mehsana
$338
284 km or 177 mi Jalgaon
$382
296 km or 184 mi Aurangabad
$363
314 km or 195 mi Pune
$446
332 km or 206 mi Ratlam
$345
338 km or 210 mi Porbandar
$338
356 km or 221 mi Indore
$340
377 km or 234 mi Ujjain
$372
389 km or 242 mi Udaipur
$400
399 km or 248 mi Bhuj
$324
406 km or 252 mi Satara
$386
436 km or 271 mi Akola
$382
499 km or 310 mi Latur
$442
500 km or 311 mi Bhilwara
$358
505 km or 314 mi Solapur
$351
511 km or 318 mi Amravati
$310
512 km or 318 mi Sangli
$347
514 km or 320 mi Pali
$340
518 km or 322 mi Kolhapur
$342
521 km or 324 mi Nanded
$302
526 km or 327 mi Bhopal
$331
526 km or 327 mi Ichalkaranji
$342
541 km or 336 mi Kota
$392
570 km or 354 mi Bijapur
$328