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Cairo



Can you save money?

Absolutely. - Jan 30, 2016
Things are not super expensive and prices are negotiable....yes - Jan 29, 2016
Yes, but we are a family of 5 so we don't save a lot. - Oct 8, 2014
Yes. - Aug 19, 2014
Yes, especially with travel restrictions. - Aug 19, 2014
Yes. Sstuff isn't that expensive, as long as you don't fly everywhere - in-country and/or to Europe. - May 28, 2014
Yes. - Apr 2, 2014
Not really. - Mar 27, 2014
Sure you can, but if you want to eat at American-style restaurants every night and drink beer in an Egyptian 'made for expats' bar -- then you will probably spend every last penny. - Jul 23, 2013
Yes, if you focus on living off the economy. - Jul 17, 2013
Yes. - Jun 16, 2013
Definitely. Things are very cheap here. - Jun 7, 2013
Yes! - May 22, 2013
Sure. - May 12, 2013
Absolutely! (Unless you travel as much as I did.) - May 12, 2013
Most definitely - particularly as the Egyptian pound continues to weaken against pretty much every other currency out there. - Feb 1, 2013
Yes. The pound is plummeting here against other foreign currencies, and I frankly don't find all that much to blow money on here except travel and furniture. - Feb 14, 2013
No, because you spend it on vacation to leave this place. - Mar 31, 2013
In the short term, though you'll spend it on flights out of Cairo or payments to your mental healthcare provider. - Mar 26, 2013
Sure, if you live in dump and eat rice and bread. - Feb 13, 2013
Yes, but you need to leave Cairo and Egypt regularly, so travel can get expensive although Egyptair is pretty good. - Jan 18, 2013
Sure - if you eat at home! - Nov 27, 2012
Yes. - Sep 20, 2011
Not really - Aug 4, 2011
yes - Aug 4, 2011
Yes, if you don't buy too many imported things. - Jul 19, 2011
You should definitely be able to save money in Cairo. Most of the local population lives off of about 200 U.S. dollars per month, so services are always cheap for westerners. - Sep 22, 2010
Yes. We survive on one paycheck and are able to put the other one in savings. - Jun 26, 2010
Yes - items on the local market are very cheap, and it's possible to attend local events and have a lot of fun for about $5. - Dec 2, 2009