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    Before I moved to Cairo I contacted some local members on InterNations. They gave me some great assistance.

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Egypt!

Salaam Alaikum and welcome to our expat communities in Egypt! Together we will begin to explore this fascinating country and navigate your journey when starting to build a life here. InterNations is a platform for expats from across the globe with a wealth of different experiences. You'll find expert insider tips on healthcare, popular districts to move to, and how to stay safe in an unfamiliar country — with the comfort of being able to talk to real people who know exactly how you're feeling. Read on to discover this country of contrasts: with bustling metropolises, rich history, and tradition in one country, expats in Egypt never have a dull moment.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Germany or France.

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Living in Egypt: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Egypt, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Egypt. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Egypt? As an expat in Egypt, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Egypt currently are:

  • Americans
  • British
  • Germans
  • French

Which cities are most popular among expats in Egypt? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Egypt:

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Hurghada

How much rent do expats pay in Egypt? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 350 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 560 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Egypt.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Egypt.

Average rent in Cairo

  • Single expats: 367 USD
  • Expat families: 567 USD

Average rent in Alexandria

  • Single expats: 185 USD
  • Expat families: 498 USD

Average rent in Hurghada

  • Single expats: 315 USD
  • Expat families: 534 USD

How safe is Egypt? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Egypt as mediocre. People rate the risk of falling victiom to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as moderate. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very low.

How safe is Egypt for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in Egypt as relatively unsafe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Egypt (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Begin Your New Life as an Expat in Egypt

The beauty of the Nile, the history of the magnificent pyramids and mesmerizing belly dancers are perhaps the first things that come to mind when considering Egypt — and while these are wonderful things worth seeing, some of the modern realities of living in Egypt may surprise you. Unspoiled coastlines just a couple of hours drive from Cairo make every weekend a summer vacation, while opulent malls mean you never have to give up your favorite stores. Plus, any fears of having to give up your after-work beer in a Muslim country are put to rest once you've been introduced to the thriving bar scene (hotel bars and expat clubs are even open during Ramadan). Indeed, the most resounding benefit cited by many expats in Egypt is the superior quality of life afforded. Look for jobs offering packages on top of a salary (these are numerous) and with your accommodation and flights home taken care of, you'll have plenty of time to explore the many facets of Egyptian life. The work-life balance is certainly more relaxed than many Westerners are used to, making a move to Egypt very rewarding.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Qatar or China, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Build Your Network of Expats in Egypt

Negotiating a move to a new country like Egypt might seem daunting at first, but, with a wealth of information available through InterNations and support from people who have been through the same processes, you'll soon be able to concentrate on enjoying your new life in Egypt. Immersing yourself in Cairo's shimmering nightlife will make you feel at home in no time, and the real life monthly events organized by InterNations — such as nights in Cairo's hot spot bars — are the perfect way to start! You can also join smaller groups based on various interests and hobbies to visit restaurants of all sorts of cusines, take fun trips on the Nile, or visit interesting culture sites. So what are you waiting for? Get connected to Egypt's expat community now!

Join Our Online and In-Person Events in Egypt

Attend our many events to get to know like-minded expats, both in Egypt and around the world! Our new online events even let you find connection and inspiration without leaving your home.

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  • Paul Zimmerer

    Before I moved to Cairo I contacted some local members on InterNations. They gave me some great assistance.

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    Cairo is a bustling metropolis. Through InterNations I met some other expat women. Now we meet on a weekly basis.

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