Income and Expenditure: Egypt

August 2022

Egypt’s population is expected to witness faster disposable income growth than the regional average, driven by private sector development, expanding business activities and new employment opportunities. Consequently, the lower middle class is set to prevail in the country, driving demand for discretionary goods and services. However, poverty and income inequality are anticipated to remain among key concerns for the country, limiting growth of expenditure on non-essential items.

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Income and Expenditure: Egypt


Consumer Income
The World Bank loan to strengthen Egypt’s economic and income growth
Social Classes/Inequality
The lowest income class to register the fastest expansion over the forecast period
Consumer Expenditure
Cairo region will remain the main Egypt’s consumer market
Wealth and Wealthy Consumers
Luxury market is highly concentrated in Egypt
Chart 1 Annual Gross Income Distribution by Age in Egypt: 2021
Chart 2 Distribution of Income in Egypt - Key Metrics: 2021-2040
Chart 3 Gross Income Growth Index in Egypt: 2021-2040
Chart 4 Average Gross Income by Age in Egypt: 2021-2040
Chart 5 Population by Income Brackets in 2040
Chart 6 Gini Index: 2021/2040
Chart 7 Households by Disposable Income (PPP) over 2021-2040
Chart 8 Overview of Egypt’s Social Classes
Chart 9 Social Class D by Age: 2021/2040
Chart 10 Consumer Market and Spending in Egypt - Key Metrics: 2040
Chart 11 Consumer Expenditure in Top Regions: Size in 2040 and Growth over 2016-2040
Chart 12 Urban/Rural Consumer Expenditure in 2040
Chart 13 Household Expenditure in 2021
Chart 14 Consumer Spending by Category in Egypt 2021-2040: USD per Household
Chart 15 Index of Consumer Prices in Egypt over 2010-2021
Chart 16 Household Expenditure by Category in Egypt: 2040
Chart 17 Egypt’s Wealth Landscape: 2021-2030

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