Location Fundementals

Central Location

Being in the center of the world, Egypt is at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. It is considered as a nearshore location to Europe. Egypt is also in an Eastern European Time (EET) zone.

Egypt offers seamless business continuity with the US and Asia (Follow-the-Sun approach).

High-Quality Infrastructure

In line with 2030 Vision and Digital Transformation, Egypt has invested $2bn in internet infrastructure upgrades. This investment supported the surge in demand for ICT services for remote work, digital payments and e-commerce platforms during the pandemic.

Egypt is a hub for internet submarine cables, with 13 cables and 5 under construction transiting through the country, connecting 60+ countries. 90% of Europe-Asia Data Flow goes through Egypt’s internet cable. Egypt is establishing largest fiber optic factory in the MENA in the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone).


Egypt has 26 airports nationwide with three airports in Cairo alone:

Cairo International Airport (East Cairo) offers both domestic and international flights to 40 million passengers annually. Cairo Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 92 destinations in 50 countries. It is the second busiest airport in Africa after Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
Sphinx International Airport (West Cairo) was inaugurated in 2019 with domestic flights and started international flights in January 2020. There are plans to increase international flights in the next 2 years. This airport has a capacity of 900 passengers per hour, with plans to more than double by the end of 2021.
Cairo Capital International Airport was inaugurated in July 2019 in the New Capital, offering domestic and international flights. It has a capacity of 1 million passengers annually.

The metro network and public bus systems connect passengers to most areas in Cairo and currently expanding to reach greater Cairo and the New Capital. The Ministry of Transportation is switching to electric buses to move closer to a greener Egypt.

A major monorail project is under construction to connect the New Administrative Capital, east of Cairo, with 6th of October city, west of Cairo. It will provide a qualitative boost to the transportation sector.

There is a number of ride-hailing apps covering major cities such as Uber and Careem for cars, and the homegrown startup, SVWL, for busses, then followed by Uber and Careem busses.

Living in Egypt

Egypt is a country that resides the center of the world. Its great geographical location creates a mild favorable weather and a rich, diverse and inviting culture. With a perfect fusion of history, hospitable ambience and forward-looking lifestyle, Egypt continues to attract travelers from all over the world and remains an ideal destination for many expatriates.

Egypt is home to world’s greatest wonders and is one of the best countries known for its recreational, outdoors activities and sightseeing.

Known for its distinctive destinations, Egypt has different strokes for different travelers. From exploring the mighty pyramids, and marvelous artifacts, to visiting its exquisite beaches and diving spots, to adventuring in desert safaris and enjoying a vibrant nightlife, many travelers are enchanted with the unique and memorable experiences they witness.

Not to mention, Egypt offers a world-class bargain for shoppers who look for luxurious international brands but also affordable items.

With low living expenses in Egypt, it is estimated that on average it costs an individual a month cost of only $500 to live in Egypt. Expats living in Egypt can choose from different housing options, whether residential compounds offering recreational spaces and facilities, private villas, apartments, or studios and much more.

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