Egypt vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

Egypt Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$418
$868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1099
$2161
🏠 One person rent
$140
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$285
$754
🍽️ Food expenses
$178
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$34
$60.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$232
$805
💸 GDP per capita
$3569
$10127
😃 Human freedom index
4.49
6.23
❤️ Life expectancy
72.2
71.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
33
29
🌐 English speaking %
33.7%
11.8%
🎓 Higher education
72
85
😀 Quality of life
52
52
🏙️ Population
94.8M
147M

The average cost of living in Egypt ($418) is 52% less expensive than in Russia ($868). Egypt ranked 189th vs 85th for Russia 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 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 80th and 81st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Egypt vs Russia

We calculate prices for Egypt and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 29 and 122 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 Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.51
$8.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.8
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.52
$5.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$1.72
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$150
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$91.7
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$344
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$209
$572
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.8
$71.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.7
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15
$8.43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.64%
10.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$661
$3247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$366
$2070
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.23
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12
$26.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.35
$5.54
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.89
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.52
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.35
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$2.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.19
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.73
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.29
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.67
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.29
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.02
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.93
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.7
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.02
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.5
$23.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.69
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.9
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$106
$367
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3106
$6764

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Cities Comparison in Egypt vs Russia

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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 Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K