Average monthly expenses, excluding tuition and rent, are about USD 300  . This is for a relaxed budget, in between those with a real tight budget and those who choose to eat in expensive restaurants, etc, frequently. In Cairo there is an extreme spectrum of social class/income distribution. Those familiar with society in Cairo will already know this. It is therefore possible to spend money like one would in any major European city. But it is also possible to live very frugally. In almost every aspect of life here there are more and less

expensive options. One may live well on a small amount of money (USD 200, if he or she chooses.