Living cost in Egypt

Living Costs in Egypt

Egypt is one of the African countries where you can live at reasonable and not excessively high costs. Despite being a touristic country with a rich history and civilization that dates back thousands of years, Egypt offers good services at discounted prices. This is one of the main reasons for attracting people of all nationalities for tourism, work, or study in Egypt.

In fact, the cost of living in Egypt varies from one student to another, depending on their usual lifestyle. Let’s discuss the costs in detail:


There are multiple options for student housing in Egypt, as follows:

  • University Housing: The cost of university housing varies from one university to another, depending on the type of university and other factors such as the distance between the residence and the university.
  • Studio Accommodation: Costs start at $100 per month.
  • Private Apartments: The cost of renting an apartment depends on the area chosen by the student, the size of the apartment, and the services available in it.


Transportation means in Egypt vary from buses, minibuses, taxis, subway, and trains. It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian government has paid attention to improving the quality of public transport services, providing modern buses equipped with Wi-Fi and air conditioning.


Regarding the cost of transportation, there are special subscriptions for students in public transport, like the subway. For instance, a 3-month metro pass for students costs 33 Egyptian pounds for the three subway lines if the student travels only through 25 stations. The cost of the subscription varies depending on the number of stations the student travels through from the starting station to the destination.

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Live Cost in Egypt

Personal Expenses

Daily personal expenses vary from one student to another. Some students live a luxurious lifestyle; preferring to eat mostly in upscale restaurants, shopping, and spending a lot of money. Others manage their expenses by saving from them and only traveling and touring during vacations.

Overall, it can be said that Egypt is suitable for all categories of incoming students, as each student can manage the cost of living in Egypt effectively.