Cost of living comparison

compared to

China is 79.2% more expensive than Cairo.

If you lived in China instead of Cairo, you would:

pay 18.3% more for restaurants

 
Cairo
China
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.46
E£79.85
$3.40
CN¥23.06
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.42
E£96.96
$5.44
CN¥36.89
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.34
E£6.16
$0.52
CN¥3.51

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pay 2.4 times more for groceries

 
Cairo
China
Bread
1 loaf
$0.67
E£11.93
$1.82
CN¥12.31
Local cheese (8 oz) $1.73
E£31.00
$6.98
CN¥47.33
Milk (1 gallon) $3.62
E£64.72
$7.82
CN¥53.01

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pay 58.9% more for transportation

 
Cairo
China
Gasoline (1 gallon) $1.86
E£33.31
$4.16
CN¥28.21
Monthly public transit pass $12.75
E£228.13
$17.84
CN¥120.98
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $27,402.85
E£490,485.02
$22,106.75
CN¥149,936.81

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pay 31.8% more for housing

 
Cairo
China
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$18.71
E£334.95
$14.92
CN¥101.17
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $267.26
E£4,783.75
$404.30
CN¥2,742.13
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $158.32
E£2,833.83
$256.14
CN¥1,737.27

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pay 3.8 times more for childcare

 
Cairo
China
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $157.66
E£2,821.95
$443.85
CN¥3,010.34
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $3,497.52
E£62,602.26
$16,577.11
CN¥112,432.56

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pay 25.4% more for entertainment and sports

 
Cairo
China
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.91
E£34.22
$1.06
CN¥7.17
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.09
E£37.39
$3.94
CN¥26.72
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.87
E£51.33
$3.36
CN¥22.76

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pay 3.8% more for clothing

 
Cairo
China
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$49.32
E£882.83
$66.87
CN¥453.56
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$54.29
E£971.80
$38.65
CN¥262.17
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$132.15
E£2,365.37
$95.94
CN¥650.72

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