When purchasing an apartment in Hurghada, questions often arise about the prices of living, including food. In this article, we will help you navigate the pricing policy for food. The calculation is based on the average prices of supermarkets and markets in Hurghada.
It is more convenient and easier to buy groceries in large supermarkets, where there is a larger assortment and prices are lower. And most importantly, there are promotions and discounts. Discounts can be very substantial.
Many large supermarkets were opened in Hurghada in different parts of the city. Such as Spinneys in Senzo Moll and Dahar, Carrefour in Mubarok 6 and Arabia, BestWay and Ragab Sons in Mubarok 2, Gomla in Sheraton, Metro and Abu Ashara in El Kawther and other areas.
So, below are the prices in Egyptian pounds for staple foods in Hurghada at the end of 2019.
Bread and bakery products
Loaf of bread (400 grams) — from 10 Egyptian pounds (EGP)
French baguette (500 grams) — 10-14 EGP
Egyptian tortillas (13 pieces) — 5 EGP
Croissant without filling — 5 EGP
Croissant with cheese filling — 6-10 EGP
As in Russia, in Egypt it is customary to sell bakery products by the piece. However, there is an unpleasant feature here — the weight of the product is not always indicated on labels and price tags. Square toast is quite expensive in Egypt — around £ 20. You can find black bread in large supermarkets in Egypt. It is baked from a mixture of rye and wheat flour. Its prices are very high — from 12 EGP. If you want to bake yourself. A kilogram of wheat flour — 10-14 EGP, ready-made muffin mixes — 20-25 EGP per package of 500 grams.
Meat and meat products
Beef — 100-150 EGP per kilogram.
Lamb — 130-170 EGP
Lamb — 200-250 EGP
Chicken breast or thigh fillet — 80-100 EGP
Chicken carcass, legs — 50-70 EGP
Turkey — 100-120 EGP
Finished chicken legs or grilled chicken costs 85-100 EGP
There is no pork in Egyptian shops for obvious religious reasons. If you want to save on meat, then buy frozen convenience foods, they are much cheaper in Egypt.
Chopped cutlets cost 75-90 EGP per kilogram
Chicken nuggets — 45-50 EGP
Jacket cutlets — 75-80 EGP
Sausages from 80 EGP per kilogram
Sausage in Egypt for an amateur.
Cooked sausage — 90-100 EGP per kilogram
Salami sausage — 140-160 EGP per kilogram
Parshmallow — 200-250 EGP per kilogram
Other smoked meats: turkey — about 150 EGP per kilogram, chicken — about 100 EGP.
There are very cheap vegetables in Egypt. Prices are per kilogram.
Potatoes — 10-12 EGP
Beets, carrots, eggplants, zucchini — 10-12 EGP
Onions — 8-10 EGP
Tomatoes —10-12 EGP
Cucumbers — 9-12 EGP
Bell pepper — 20-30 EGP
In Egypt, cabbage is usually sold by the piece. Price — 15-20 EGP per piece, weight is usually about 2 kilograms. The conclusion is simple: in this case, feel free to choose the largest and most beautiful one. An interesting point is that all types of cabbage are the same in Egypt: white cabbage, red, Chinese, iceberg, but cauliflower and broccoli are more expensive — 12 and 20 EGP per kilogram.
Most vegetables in supermarkets are sold by weight. Like ours, there are vegetables on the counter, they need to be collected in a bag and weighed on a special scale. Important tip: since Egypt has a hot climate, choose only fruits without defects. In Egyptian climates, most vegetables are grown year round. In supermarkets, prices for vegetables remain almost unchanged throughout the year. The same cannot be said about fruits.
Fruit is a seasonal product. In the harvest season, fruits are cheap and their own, in the off-season they are imported and expensive.
Apples are available all year round at the same price — 20-30 EGP per kilogram
Bananas — 10 EGP per kilogram
Lemons — 15 EGP per kilogram
Oranges -5-8 EGP per kilogram
Melons — 15-18 EGP per kilogram
The most popular side dishes in Egypt are rice and pasta. Pasta is most often sold in packages of 350 or 400 grams. The assortment of shapes and sizes of pasta in Egypt coincides with ours — spirals, tubes, shells, long spaghetti. The price for pasta is 5-8 EGP for a pack of 400 grams. Rice is sold in packs of 1 and 5 kilograms. The price for rice is from 10 EGP per kilogram. Imported Thai rice or basmati is already more expensive — from 50 EGP per kilogram. Beans are also popular in Egypt as a side dish. The price for dry beans is from 15 EGP per pack of 500 grams.
Beans, beans, peas, corn in cans — from 10-12 EGP for a 400 gram can.
Milk — 16-20 EGP per liter
Butter — 130-150 EGP per kilogram
Hard and semi-hard cheeses (Egyptian) — from 80 EGP per kilogram
Feta, feta cheese and similar soft cheeses — 20-30 EGP per kilogram
Cottage cheese — from 35 EGP per half kilogram
Sour cream from 20 EGP per can
Yogurt — from 5 EGP per pack 100 grams
Chicken eggs — 35 EGP for 30 pieces
Sugar — 10-12 EGP per kilogram
Tea from 10 EGP per pack
Coffee from 100 EGP per kilogram
Water from 5 EGP for 1.5 liters
Packaged juice from 12 EGP per 1 liter
Fresh fish — from 35 EGP per kilogram, depending on the species
Canned tuna — from 10 EGP per 180 gram can
Sunflower and Corn oil — 20-25 EGP per liter
Olive oil — 60 EGP per liter.
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