Egypt’s Consumer Price Index is very low at 34.00 and the cost of living is much less than in European countries. Basic food items are very cheap and if eating out is preferred, the cost of a meal for two at a reasonable restaurant is only about $20. Transportation costs are also inexpensive with a monthly pass costing $5.50. A monthly utilities bill for the basic necessities is less than $35 while clothing and entertainment costs are very reasonable. To rent a 3 bedroom apartment in the city is around $850 per month which reduces to $610 outside the city center so commuting is a viable option.