Cost of Living in Cairo

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$470
$1208
🛋️ Without rent
$296
$888
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$174
$320
🍽️ Food
$181
$471
🚐 Transport
$44.5
$116
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$247
😀 Quality of life
63
🏙️ Population
9.29M

The average cost of living in Cairo is $470, which is in the top 8% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8536th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 29 in Egypt.

The median after-tax salary is $247, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 4694th (TOP 51%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Egypt. With an estimated population of 9.29M, Cairo is the 1st largest city in Egypt.

✈️ Closest airport 12 km Almaza Air Force Base
😷 Air quality Moderate 28.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 592 Cairo University
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Prices in Cairo

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.87
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
 Cappuccino
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$194
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$126
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$427
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$237
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.31%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$678
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$428
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.45
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.05
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.33
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3728

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