Most expensive areas of Cairo

Cairo is one of the largest and oldest cities in the world. Milions of tourists visit the ancient city every year and are enthralled by the history, culture and cacophony of the Egyptian capital. While large parts of the city are poor and undeveloped, there is a lot of wealth in Cairo. Here we have a list of the richest districts of the city:


Maadi is a Southern district of Cairo, on the eastern bank of the Nile. This suburb is best characterized as being very green and full of shade and trees, which is very rare and valuable in Egypt. While most of the city is hectic, loud, and dirty, Maadi manages to be quiet and calm. There is a large mall in the neighborhood which is very convenient as well. Many ex-pats choose to live here and it’s a good idea to check it out if you want to experience a more Western vibe.

Garden City

Garden City is an emblematic area of Cairo, known for its wealth, safety, and historical significance. This is one of the oldest areas of downtown Cairo and the famous Tahrir Square is located here, which is one of the more popular Squares in Egypt and has held many seminal political demonstrations. The area is very popular with tourists and houses many of the more upscale hotels in Cairo. Many embassies also are located here. If you want a more luxurious and old Cairo atmosphere, you should certainly check out Garden City.


Zamalek is located on an island on the Nile river. It’s a wealthy and popular district, where many of the more affluent Egyptians and Westerners choose to live. There are many foreign restaurant chains, boutiques, and cafes located here, as well as cultural venues. If you want to live with the rich of Egypt, while still being in the middle of Cairo, Zamalek is the area to consider. Again, this neighborhood is popular with tourists and ex-pats, but also many locals that are well off.

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