Life in Egypt

Housing

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Housing Availability

Egypt offers a safe living environment with good quality housing at competitive costs, providing a comfortable living environment to expatriates and their families. Foreigners are allowed to either rent or own a residential property. Residential apartments can be researched through real estate agents' bureaus, in which landlords competitively advertise their properties. These bureaus offer a comprehensive listing of location, area, and size of residential units. ​​​

Favored Residential Areas

Most foreign communities are located in Cairo's upscale neighborhoods (e.g. Garden city, Zamalek) and in Cairo's suburbs at the newly established compounds (e.g. New Maadi, Katameya Heights, the 10th of Ramadan City). ​

Representative Costs

Residential units offered for rent are primarily furnished; the quantity and quality of furnishings vary greatly to match changing tastes and budgets.

Unit Average cost($)
2 bedroom apartment Up from 1,000
3 bedroom apartment Up from 1,500
4 bedroom apartment Up from 2,000
5 bedroom apartment Up from 3,000
Single Family House Up from 4,000 ​



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