Cairo

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
12/263
Details
Large apartment$447.16
Medium apartment$350.07
Rent index [score]0.98
Small apartment$252.98

Cost of Living

9
20/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.30
A Cappuccino$2.50
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$1.60
Bread$0.22
Inflation [score]0.91
Lunch$7.40
Monthly fitness club membership$63.00
Monthly public transport$13.00
Movie ticket$5.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$32.48

Startups

5
101/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups8
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.38
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.20
Meetups groups29
Meetups members17138
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months20
Startup climate scene [score]0.47
Startup events3
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.21
Startups [score]0.62
Total number of startups145

Venture Capital

3
148/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.30

Travel Connectivity

4
96/260
Details
Airport hub81
Airport hub [score]0.39
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.35

Commute

4
254/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Egypt/Cairo
Traffic handling [score]0.17

Business Freedom

6
195/259
Details
Business freedom68.30
Business freedom [score]0.53
Freedom from corruption37.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.27
Lack of labor restrictions51.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.30
Time to open a business6.00
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

7
165/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.38
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year33
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]0.99
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.54

Healthcare

4
248/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.60
Healthcare quality [score]0.38
Life expectancy (years)70.94
Life expectancy [score]0.26

Education

1
227/230
Details
Best university in rankingCairo University
Best university ranking801
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

1
262/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.11
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.25
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

3
237/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEGP
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.41
GDP per capita$10877.19
GDP per capita [score]0.19

Taxation

5
92/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.55
Income tax level [score]0.51
Profit tax (% of profit)0.43
Time overhead to file company taxes392
VAT (Sales Tax)0.13

Internet Access

2
251/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)7.03
Internet access (download) [score]0.16
Internet access (upload) [score]0.23
Upload speed (Mbps)5.02

Leisure & Culture

6
112/263
Details
Art galleries150
Art galleries [score]0.58
Cinemas141
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs58
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues122
Concerts [score]0.47
Historical sites67
Historical sites [score]0.74
Museums77
Museums [score]0.50
Performing art venues86
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues38
Sports [score]0.42
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.64

Tolerance

4
234/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.03
LGBT Equality Index10.48
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.10
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.70

Outdoors

1
252/260
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)28.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Cairo are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Cairo will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$175$331
$253
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$63
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$13
Lunch$7
-63%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Cairo are very low. For this job type, Cairo ranks 254th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Cairo.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$7,825
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

3.50
Guns per 100 people
33
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Cairo in position 215 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Cairo, Egypt

59 El-Orouba Street, Heliopolis

Phone: (+20-2) 417 7236

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Desert

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Cairo


Cairo (pronounced KY-roh; Arabic: القاهرة al-Qāhirah) is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population of Greater Cairo metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East (the regions which it conveniently straddles). It is also the 19th largest city in the world, and among the world's most densely populated cities.

On the Nile river, Cairo is famous for its own history, preserved in the fabulous medieval Islamic city and Coptic sites in Old Cairo — with historic Cairo inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Egyptian Museum in the city centre is a must see, with its countless Ancient Egyptian artefacts, as is shopping at the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. No trip to Cairo would be complete without a visit to the Giza Pyramids and to the nearby Saqqara Pyramid Complex, where visitors will see Egypt's first step pyramid built by the architect Imhotep for the third dynasty pharaoh Djoser.

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