Egypts cost of living

Go Investment sell lots of properties in Egypt and a frequent question asked about Egypt is What’s Egypts cost of living and “How much do things cost”?

This is a very good question because if you buy a holiday home abroad, you don’t want to be stung with huge electricity bills or be charged an arm and a leg for dinner out with the family.

You will see in the list below the affordability of living or visiting Egypt.

Egypts cost of living – Restaurants

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant – £2.70 (30.00 LE)
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course – £13.00 (150.00 LE)
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar – £3 (35.00 LE)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) – £1.20 (13.00LE)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) – £1.30 (15.00LE)
Cappuccino (regular) – £1.10 (13.14LE)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) – £0.25 (3.06LE)
Water (0.33 liter bottle) – £0.15 (2.01LE)

Egypts cost of living – Markets

Milk (regular), (1 liter) – £0.55 (7.61LE)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) – £0.35 (4.92LE)
Rice (white), (1kg) – £0.40 (5.07LE)
Eggs (12) – £0.90 (10.78LE)
Local Cheese (1kg) – £2.25 (25.60LE)
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless) (1kg) – £3.30(37.85LE)
Apples (1kg) – £1.20 (13.01LE)
Oranges (1kg) – £0.40 (4.38LE)
Tomato (1kg) – £0.30 (3.47LE)
Potato (1kg) – £0.30 (3.74LE)
Lettuce (1 head) – £0.16 (1.87LE)
Water (1.5 liter bottle) – £0.25 (3.03LE)
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) – £5.50 (62.50LE)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) – £0.70 (8.89LE)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) – £1.00 (12.44LE)
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) – £1.40 (16.00LE)

One-way Ticket (Local Transport) – £1.20 (1.38LE)
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) -£ 6.80 (72.99LE)
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) – £0.22 (2.50LE)
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) – £0.10 (1.40LE)
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) – £1.50 (16.50LE)
Gasoline (1 liter) – £0.16 (1.90LE)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) – £17,000 (180,000.00LE)

Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment – £15 (162.69LE)
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) – less than 1p (0.19LE)
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) – £31.00 (344.11LE)

Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult – £23.00 (256.39LE)
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) – £4.10 (46.94LE)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat – £2.80 (30.00LE)

Egypts cost of living
Egypts cost of living is a pull for investors wanting to buy property in Egypt

Egypts cost of living – Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) – £42 (475.96LE)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,) – £33 (372.70LE)
1 Pair of Nike Shoes – £55 (605.33LE)
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes – £38 (403.91LE)

Egypts cost of living – Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) – £160 (1,824.03LE)
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly – 10.08%

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These data are based on 5421 entries in the past 18 months from 441 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2014 – See up-to-date details – Numbeo for Egypt cost of living



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