Cost of living in Malta compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 170% | |||
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Food in Malta is 170% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malta | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | €17 (E£ 304) | E£ 80 | + 279% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | €8 (E£ 147) | E£ 86 | + 70% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | €6 (E£ 107) | E£ 40 | + 168% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | €1.17 (E£ 21) | E£ 15 | + 35% | |
12 eggs, large | €3.80 (E£ 67) | E£ 22 | + 207% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | €3.29 (E£ 59) | E£ 7 | + 783% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | €6 (E£ 110) | E£ 28 | + 287% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | €3.15 (E£ 56) | E£ 25 | + 121% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | €3.13 (E£ 56) | E£ 6 | + 772% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | €1.88 (E£ 33) | E£ 27 | + 22% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | €8 (E£ 142) | E£ 151 | - 6% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | €1.90 (E£ 34) | E£ 15 | + 119% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | €1.89 (E£ 34) | E£ 9 | + 261% | |
Housing | + 310% | |||
Housing in Malta is 310% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malta | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | €2,185 (E£ 38,824) | E£ 7,309 | + 431% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | €1,385 (E£ 24,604) | E£ 4,651 | + 429% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | €92 (E£ 1,636) | E£ 814 | + 101% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | €1,100 (E£ 19,535) | E£ 4,207 | + 364% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | €773 (E£ 13,725) | E£ 2,388 | + 475% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | €46 (E£ 824) | E£ 411 | + 101% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | €46 (E£ 819) | E£ 172 | + 378% | |
40” flat screen tv | €300 (E£ 5,329) | E£ 5,394 | - 1% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | €90 (E£ 1,599) | E£ 3,113 | - 49% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | €7 (E£ 124) | E£ 90 | + 38% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | €8 (E£ 145) | E£ 48 | + 206% | |
Clothes | + 49% | |||
Clothes in Malta is 49% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malta | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | €114 (E£ 2,023) | E£ 789 | + 157% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | €57 (E£ 1,020) | E£ 872 | + 17% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | €135 (E£ 2,399) | E£ 2,026 | + 18% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | €177 (E£ 3,140) | E£ 1,094 | + 187% | |
Transportation | + 59% | |||
Transportation in Malta is 59% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malta | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | €18,388 (E£ 326,644) | E£ 420,888 | - 22% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | €1.40 (E£ 25) | E£ 8 | + 215% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | €33 (E£ 590) | E£ 218 | + 171% | |
Personal Care | + 91% | |||
Personal Care in Malta is 91% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malta | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | €3.00 (E£ 53) | E£ 31 | + 73% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | €20 (E£ 352) | E£ 85 | + 313% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | €20 (E£ 355) | E£ 298 | + 19% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | €5.45 (E£ 97) | E£ 48 | + 102% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | €3.06 (E£ 54) | E£ 38 | + 43% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | €4.54 (E£ 81) | E£ 38 | + 112% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | €1.63 (E£ 29) | E£ 17 | + 68% | |
Tube of toothpaste | €1.50 (E£ 27) | E£ 29 | - 9% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | €13 (E£ 232) | E£ 98 | + 137% | |
Entertainment | + 119% | |||
Entertainment in Malta is 119% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malta | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | €50 (E£ 884) | E£ 381 | + 132% | |
2 tickets to the movies | €23 (E£ 414) | E£ 177 | + 134% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | €28 (E£ 497) | E£ 1,945 | - 74% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | €74 (E£ 1,306) | E£ 413 | + 216% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | €9 (E£ 158) | E£ 192 | - 18% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | €2.91 (E£ 52) | E£ 42 | + 24% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | €3.13 (E£ 56) | E£ 32 | + 73% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | €634 (E£ 11,266) | E£ 12,000 | - 6% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | €0.54 (E£ 10) | E£ 0.84 | + 1040% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | €69 (E£ 1,225) | E£ 473 | + 159% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | €5.02 (E£ 89) | E£ 45 | + 99% | |
TOTAL | + 149% |
These prices were last updated on November 21, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 564 prices entered by 63 different people.
Cost of living in Malta is 149% more expensive than in Egypt
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