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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

In many respects, Egypt offers the western expat an exotic overseas experience in terms of its natural environment, rich ancient history and energetic Arabic and Muslim culture. Of course, international expats must respect the prevailing religious and cultural norms and be careful to dress modestly, not eat in public during Ramadan and refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages in public spaces. Expats must also be aware of the security risks associated with living in Egypt. While the current military government appears stable at the moment, recent history has demonstrated political volatility. Expats should also be cautious about traveling to North Sinai which has been troubled by terrorism in recent years.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Egypt

expatarrivals-egypt      expatfocus-egypt      expatwoman-egypt

Cost of Living

Cost of living

According to Xpatulator.com, living in Egypt is good on the budget. Expats spend less than the international average on a number of products and services, including housing accommodation, transport, groceries, restaurants, recreation, Internet and alcohol. Indeed, living costs are estimated to be 70% lower in Cairo than London. Assuming the remuneration package is typical, the expat teacher should not only be able live quite comfortably in Egypt but be able to save a fair amount of money as well.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Egypt

xpatulator-egypt     expatarrivals-egypt     expatfocus-egypt

Climate

Climate
Cairo has an arid, desert climate which means that the day time temperatures are always warm and the nights are cool. Unlike other climates there are two distinct seasons, a long hot summer from May until October and a mild winter from November to April. However there is very little difference in the weather between the seasons save for a change in the day time temperature and a directional change in the prevailing winds. Cairo receives around 1 cm of rain a year so the chances of rain are extremely low though the city is libel to flood due to its position on the Nile Delta. May to October This is the hottest time of year in Cairo with temperatures ranging between 22 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius on average though higher peaks have been known to happen. Though there is a millimetre or two of rain during May and October the rest of the summer season is generally without rainfall. November to April Temperatures during this period have an average high of around 29 degrees Celsius during the day and a day time low of round 19 degrees Celsius. However during the night the temperature drops dramatically and ranges between 11 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees Celsius. Most of Cairo’s rain falls during this period with December being the wettest month with an average of 6mm of rain. During March and April each year there are periods of time when the hot ‘khamsin’ wind blows and brings dust and sandstorms to the city. When this happens it is best to stay indoors until the dust storms have passed.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department         BBC World News           Al Jazeera