Africa

Cairo

This vast and chaotic desert city is often symbolized by the famous Giza Pyramids that have stood for centuries at its edge. But today’s Cairo is a mega-city in many other ways – the largest metropolitan area in the Middle East and the Arab world, often called the city of “a thousand minarets” for its abundance of Islamic architecture, and home to over 20 million people who live and work along its loud, dusty streets. A city of sand and history, Cairo's landscape changes from modern to ancient without losing its rhythm and social rituals.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
77
Earning level
77
Purchasing power
76
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Western Europe
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Facts about Cairo

Price Level Index
Cairo
34.6
New York
100.0
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5
77
77
Earnings Level Index
Cairo
4.7
New York
100.0
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1
7
77
77
Working Time
Cairo
0/ 101.2m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
76
77
Purchasing Power Index
Cairo
13.6
New York
100.0
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10
76
77
Did you know…
Its Arabic name is al-Qahirah, which means "the conqueror," "the vanquisher" or "the victorious." It's also called the City of 1000 Minarets, and Umm al-Dounia ("Mother of the World").