Egypt vs Sri Lanka - Cost of Living Comparison

Egypt Sri Lanka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$418
$316
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1099
$787
🏠 One person rent
$140
$129
🏘️ Family rent
$285
$271
🍽️ Food expenses
$178
$143
🚐 Transport expenses
$34
$15.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$232
$144
💸 GDP per capita
$3569
$3681
😃 Human freedom index
4.49
6.58
❤️ Life expectancy
72.2
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
33
37
🌐 English speaking %
33.7%
62%
🎓 Higher education
72
58
😀 Quality of life
52
49
🏙️ Population
94.8M
21.4M

The average cost of living in Egypt ($418) is 32% more expensive than in Sri Lanka ($316). Egypt ranked 189th vs 196th for Sri Lanka 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 0.5 months in Sri Lanka. Ranked 80th and 96th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Egypt vs Sri Lanka

We calculate prices for Egypt and Sri Lanka as a population-weighted mean of 29 and 10 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 Sri Lanka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.51
$1.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.8
$8.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.52
$3.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$1.72
$1.42
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$150
$196
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$91.7
$81.5
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$344
$388
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$209
$202
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.8
$14.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.7
$21.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15
$10.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.64%
14.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$661
$1518
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$366
$920
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.23
$0.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12
$4.62
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.35
$2.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.89
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.52
$0.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$0.57
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.35
$1.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$6.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$3.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$4.32
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$0.62
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$0.82
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
$0.7
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.19
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.73
$0.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.29
$6.35
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$4.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.67
$1.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.29
$1.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.02
$0.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.93
$0.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.7
$8.24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.02
$2.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.5
$6.77
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.69
$1.48
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.9
$19.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$40.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$106
$37
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3106
$607

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Cities Comparison in Egypt vs Sri Lanka

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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 Sri Lanka

City Cost of living Population
Colombo
$377
753K
Gampaha
$293
191K
Kandy
$295
161K
Beruwala
$268
165K
Negombo
$256
142K
Galle
$237
93.1K
Trincomalee
$266
99.1K
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
$254
116K
Anuradhapura
$351
63.2K
Matara
$254
68.2K