Cairo

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
1/265
Details
Large apartment$290.00
Medium apartment$230.00
Rent index [score]1.00
Small apartment$160.00

Cost of Living

10
1/250
Details
5km taxi ride$1.20
A Cappuccino$1.80
A beer$0.89
A kilogram of Apples$1.20
Bread$0.14
Inflation [score]1.00
Lunch$6.50
Monthly fitness club membership$28.00
Monthly public transport$16.00
Movie ticket$2.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$21.38

Startups

5
93/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.43
Coworking spaces [score]0.52
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.22
Meetups groups36
Meetups members22592
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months38
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.51
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.20
Startups [score]0.62
Total number of startups146

Venture Capital

4
87/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.42

Travel Connectivity

4
99/265
Details
Airport hub81
Airport hub [score]0.40
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.36

Commute

4
213/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Egypt/Cairo
Traffic handling [score]0.15

Business Freedom

6
199/263
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
173/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.37
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
252/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.57
Healthcare quality [score]0.38
Life expectancy (years)70.94
Life expectancy [score]0.26

Education

1
231/239
Details
Best university in rankingCairo University
Best university ranking801
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

1
262/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.10
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.24
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

3
242/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area17.91
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
97/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.55
Income tax level [score]0.47
Profit tax (% of profit)0.43
Time overhead to file company taxes392
VAT (Sales Tax)0.13

Internet Access

3
236/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)8.45
Internet access (download) [score]0.21
Internet access (upload) [score]0.32
Upload speed (Mbps)6.60

Leisure & Culture

6
108/264
Details
Art galleries152
Art galleries [score]0.55
Cinemas145
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs59
Comedy clubs [score]0.66
Concert venues124
Concerts [score]0.47
Historical sites71
Historical sites [score]0.73
Museums79
Museums [score]0.51
Performing art venues86
Performing arts [score]0.60
Sport venues38
Sports [score]0.42
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.64

Tolerance

3
260/265
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]0.44

Outdoors

1
258/265
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 250 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)

$99$230
$160
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$28
Movie ticket$3
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$16
Lunch$7
-76%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Cairo are very low. For this job type, Cairo ranks 255th for salaries among 265 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)

$7,767
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

23%
For annual salary of $40000
25%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

13%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

77/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

110/262
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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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The overall crime rate puts Cairo in position 217 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Cairo, Egypt

59 El-Orouba Street, Heliopolis

Phone: (+20-2) 417 7236

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People in Cairo

Population of Cairo

10,460,900
7,362 /km²
8/264
Density (people per unit of area)
8%
Growth in 2015-2020
Cairo

Demographics of Egypt

Median age
24
Elderly people
4%
Life expectancy at birth
73
GDP per capita (in USD)
$10,877
233/262
Unemployment
13%
238/263

Languages

English proficiency score
47
218/228
Common spoken languages
Arabic

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Founder
13.33%
UX Designer
6.67%
Attorney
6.67%
Web Developer
6.67%
Account Manager
6.67%
Teacher
6.67%
Mobile Developer
3.33%
Other
50.00%

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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.

Though firmly attached to the past, Cairo is also home to a vibrant modern society. The Midan Tahrir area situated in downtown Cairo, built in the 19th century under the rule of Khedive Ismail, has strived to be a "Paris on the Nile". There also are a number of more modern suburbs including Ma'adi and Heliopolis, while Zamalek is a quiet area on Gezira Island, with upmarket shopping. Cairo is best in the fall or spring, when the weather isn't so hot. A felucca ride on the Nile is a good way to escape from the busy city, as is a visit to Al-Azhar Park.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Egypt
50th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

98th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

2nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

118th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

69th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

100th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

52nd

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

45th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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