Colombia vs Egypt - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Egypt
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$418
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$1099
🏠 One person rent
$239
$140
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$285
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$178
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$34
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$232
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$3569
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
4.49
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
72.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
33
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
33.7%
🎓 Higher education
78
72
😀 Quality of life
50
52
🏙️ Population
49.1M
94.8M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 31% more expensive than in Egypt ($418). Colombia ranked 158th vs 189th for Egypt in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Colombia compared to 0.6 months in Egypt. Ranked 91st and 80th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Egypt

We calculate prices for Colombia and Egypt as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 29 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Colombia Egypt
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$4.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$16.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$4.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$91.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$344
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$209
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$21.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$33.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
11.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$661
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$366
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$12
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$2.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$0.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$3.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$9.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$0.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$0.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$9.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$2.67
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$2.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$0.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$24.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$12.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$2.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$37.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$3106

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Egypt

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$679
7.74M
Medellin
$648
2.53M
Cali
$555
2.47M
Barranquilla
$577
1.27M
Cartagena
$799
1.04M
Valledupar
$471
544K
Villavicencio
$411
664K
Soacha
$466
660K
Cucuta
$384
750K
Pereira
$414
591K
Monteria
$486
505K
Bucaramanga
$480
581K
Soledad
$440
456K
Buenaventura
$433
424K
Santa Marta
$537
516K
Ibague
$363
541K
Manizales
$474
434K
Palmira
$391
349K
Armenia
$421
301K
Neiva
$390
353K
Pasto
$405
393K
Popayan
$400
301K
Envigado
$500
229K
Floridablanca
$404
267K
Bello
$402
372K
Sincelejo
$421
287K
Tulua
$393
219K
Duitama
$444
127K
Cartago
$392
211K
Tumaco
$432
213K

In Egypt

City Cost of living Population
Cairo
$473
9.29M
Giza
$413
5.6M
Alexandria
$408
4.87M
Shubra El Kheima
$380
1.03M
Mansoura
$377
960K
Suez
$316
517K
Helwan
$374
619K
El Mahalla El Kubra
$349
543K
Port Said
$471
524K
Ismailia
$324
293K
Faiyum
$366
316K
Tanta
$341
430K
Asyut
$395
389K
Zagazig
$367
303K
Kafr El Dawwar
$365
263K
Shibin El Kom
$354
177K
Sohag
$344
194K
Minya
$364
236K
Aswan
$309
268K
Luxor
$345
202K
Benha
$340
158K
Qena
$329
201K
Damanhur
$348
244K
Hurghada
$433
161K
Damietta
$371
207K
Beni Suef
$263
193K
Sharm El Sheikh
$457
73K
El Gouna
$360
15K
Dahab
$468
4.48K