Egypt vs Malawi - Cost of Living Comparison

Egypt Malawi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$418
$553
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1099
$1414
🏠 One person rent
$140
$251
🏘️ Family rent
$285
$457
🍽️ Food expenses
$178
$187
🚐 Transport expenses
$34
$61
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$232
$576
💸 GDP per capita
$3569
$637
😃 Human freedom index
4.49
6.99
❤️ Life expectancy
72.2
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
33
35
🌐 English speaking %
33.7%
3.9%
🎓 Higher education
72
42
😀 Quality of life
52
31
🏙️ Population
94.8M
18.6M

The average cost of living in Egypt ($418) is 24% less expensive than in Malawi ($553). Egypt ranked 189th vs 156th for Malawi 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 Egypt compared to 1 months in Malawi. Ranked 80th and 156th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Egypt vs Malawi

We calculate prices for Egypt and Malawi as a population-weighted mean of 29 and 9 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.

Egypt Malawi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.51
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.8
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.52
$4.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$0.87
 Cappuccino
$1.72
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$150
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$91.7
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$344
$529
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$209
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.8
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.7
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15
$40.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.64%
21.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$661
$17681
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$366
$1030
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.23
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12
$30
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.35
$5.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.89
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.52
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.35
$1.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$3.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.19
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.73
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.29
$6.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$2.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.67
$2.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.29
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.02
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.93
$0.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.7
$22.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.02
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.5
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.69
$4.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.9
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$54.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$106
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3106
$7348

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Cities Comparison in Egypt vs Malawi

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Malawi

City Cost of living Population
Blantyre
$542
1.9M
Lilongwe
$579
782K
Mzuzu
$546
150K
Zomba
$558
101K
Mangochi
$551
53.5K
Mzimba
$551
26.1K
Mulanje
$558
14.8K
Ntcheu
$550
14.6K
Monkey Bay
$556
14.6K