Travel budget in Egypt

Egypt: calculate your travel budget

Egypt: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Egypt for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 540* (7910 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 63 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 2.5 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1455* (21336 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 4.5 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2301* (33740 £)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Egypt in 2020

Cost of living: Egypt VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Egypt in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Egypt by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Egypt compared to the national average.

Cities /Egypt View Details
Bani Suwayf 1177% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bani Suwayf
Damietta 1001% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Damietta
Port Said 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Port Said
Sharm El Sheikh 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sharm El Sheikh
Alexandria 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Alexandria
Cairo 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cairo
Marsa Alam 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Marsa Alam
Hurghada 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Hurghada
Luxor 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Luxor

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Local prices in Egypt by expense type

Egypt: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Egypt costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.5/person
($ 2.7 to $ 6.8)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 10.3/person
($ 6.8 to $ 16)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 3.7 to $ 6.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.5)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.5)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Egypt: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Egypt costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 32/night
($ 23 to $ 41)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 33 to $ 91)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 39 to $ 143)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 63 to $ 261)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 162/night
($ 93 to $ 269)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 27/month
($ 24 to $ 29)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 100/month
($ 45 to $ 198)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 134/month
($ 58 to $ 290)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 46/month
($ 30 to $ 76)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 294/month
($ 98 to $ 809)

68% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Egypt: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Egypt costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.5)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 6.1)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.7/kg
($ 8.1 to $ 13)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Egypt: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Egypt costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 14/month
($ 6.8 to $ 18)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 41/24hrs
($ 20 to $ 138)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Egypt: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Egypt costs 79% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 29/month
($ 15 to $ 53)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 20/month
($ 9.6 to $ 35)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 193/month
($ 103 to $ 342)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 115/month
($ 69 to $ 206)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 372/month
($ 206 to $ 615)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 231/month
($ 138 to $ 410)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 28/month
($ 14 to $ 48)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 118/month
($ 48 to $ 206)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3119/yr
($ 1704 to $ 5450)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Egypt: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Egypt costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.1/ticket
($ 3.5 to $ 6.8)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.5/hr
($ 3.5 to $ 14)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Egypt: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Egypt is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 22 to $ 96)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 52
($ 28 to $ 96)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 134
($ 83 to $ 206)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 67
($ 35 to $ 138)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Cairo
New York City → Cairo
New York City → Cairo
$ 1017
(fair price: $ 913)
Manchester → Hurghada
Manchester → Hurghada
Manchester → Hurghada
$ 561
(fair price: $ 456)
London → Hurghada
London → Hurghada
London → Hurghada
$ 523
(fair price: $ 440)
Los Angeles → Cairo
Los Angeles  → Cairo
Los Angeles  → Cairo
$ 1094
(fair price: $ 981)
London → Cairo
London → Cairo
London → Cairo
$ 472
(fair price: $ 407)
Toronto (Ontario) → Cairo
Toronto (Ontario) → Cairo
Toronto (Ontario) → Cairo
$ 1039
(fair price: $ 905)
Manchester → Cairo
Manchester → Cairo
Manchester → Cairo
$ 553
(fair price: $ 477)
Dublin → Cairo
Dublin → Cairo
Dublin → Cairo
$ 494
(fair price: $ 432)
Montreal → Cairo
Montreal → Cairo
Montreal → Cairo
$ 1044
(fair price: $ 930)
Sydney → Cairo
Sydney → Cairo
Sydney → Cairo
$ 1728
(fair price: $ 1561)
London → Marsa Alam
London → Marsa Alam
London → Marsa Alam
$ 591
(fair price: $ 465)
Edinburgh → Cairo
Edinburgh → Cairo
Edinburgh → Cairo
$ 600
(fair price: $ 525)
Melbourne → Cairo
Melbourne → Cairo
Melbourne → Cairo
$ 1728
(fair price: $ 1583)
Dublin → Hurghada
Dublin → Hurghada
Dublin → Hurghada
$ 554
(fair price: $ 458)
Perth → Cairo
Perth → Cairo
Perth → Cairo
$ 1789
(fair price: $ 1612)
Edinburgh → Hurghada
Edinburgh → Hurghada
Edinburgh → Hurghada
$ 564
(fair price: $ 470)
Auckland → Cairo
Auckland → Cairo
Auckland → Cairo
$ 1789
(fair price: $ 1602)
New York City → Hurghada
New York City → Hurghada
New York City → Hurghada
$ 1099
(fair price: $ 937)
Manchester → Marsa Alam
Manchester → Marsa Alam
Manchester → Marsa Alam
$ 643
(fair price: $ 525)
Montreal → Hurghada
Montreal → Hurghada
Montreal → Hurghada
$ 1352
(fair price: $ 1222)
Los Angeles → Hurghada
Los Angeles  → Hurghada
Los Angeles  → Hurghada
$ 1253
(fair price: $ 1131)

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About the information on the cost of living in Egypt

The information about the cost of living in Egypt shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Egypt updated on 22-01-2020.

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