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Maadi, Egypt

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: People describe Maadi, Egypt as a vibrant, cosmopolitan suburb of Cairo. It is known for its lush greenery, tree-lined streets, and its many parks and gardens. Expats love the sense of community in Maadi, as well as its proximity to the city center. The weather in Maadi is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $2,000 per month, depending on lifestyle. A one bedroom apartment in Maadi typically costs around $400 to $600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment costs around $600 to $800 per month. The approximate population of Maadi is around 500,000.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Maadi, they said:

"-It is important to consider budgeting costs for retirement in Maadi, including living expenses and healthcare costs. -You should research the availability of amenities and services you may need in Maadi, such as banks, shops, pharmacies, healthcare centers, and recreation facilities. -Check with local authorities to determine the requirements for residence in Maadi, as well as any special documentation you need to provide. -Taxation can be an important consideration when relocating to Maadi; it is wise to check the local regulations to determine your tax liabilities. -Public transportation options can be useful in Maadi, with several bus and metro lines available, as well as taxis. -Expatriates in Maadi will need to obtain an Egyptian Identification Card (EID), which can be obtained by completing an application form and visiting the local government office," wrote a member in Maadi.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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