Living in Egypt is quite affordable. In Egypt, as in any other countries most popular with tourists, a basic rule is applied: goods in small stores located near hotels are more expensive than items sold in bigger shops situated further from hotels.
Supermarkets and hypermarkets are really popular among tourists and expats. First of all, there’s no need to bargain there. Secondly, such shops are a good opportunity to buy all the necessary things at one place, including essential goods, souvenirs and even local outfits. Thirdly, supermarkets do sales promotions quite often and since the turnover is high, the food products at supermarkets are always fresh. An example of such supermarkets in Sharm El Sheikh are shops of the Carrefour chain, in Hurghada – the stores of the chain Spinneys.
In order to get an idea about prices in Egypt, we’ve indicated the average cost of some foods and goods (We’ve gone to supermarkets, markets and cafes and conducted price monitoring).
There are three ways to call an insurance company:
Under a medical insurance policy a tourist will be sent to a public hospital, a private clinic or, if the tourist's condition does not require hospitalization, to a medical office at the hotel. There are medical offices in 80% of Egypt hotels, the staff are doctors working permanently at a hotel or doctors who are also part-time employees of public or private hospitals/clinics.
Pharmacies are located everywhere in all resorts of Egypt: in the areas of most hotels and all tourist areas. It should be noted that all major chain pharmacies in Egypt have a drug delivery service. The price of the delivery service is about 1,8 EUR.
In general, prices for medication in Egypt are lower than in European countries but the quality of drugs remains good.