Does Egypt Have the Most Expensive Ikea in the World?

Ikea’s Billy bookcase


The Billy bookcase is one of Ikea’s most iconic items, a popular selection sold throughout the world, with 41 million sales since it was first introduced in the market in 1979.

A recent survey by Bloomberg compared the prices of the Billy bookcase in 48 countries and guess which one was the most expensive?




Ikea at Cairo Festival City in Cairo, Egypt

In Egypt, a white Billy bookcase costs $101.55, while in Slovakia — the cheapest country surveyed — it costs just $39.35. The average price for all 48 countries is $58.10.

Egypt is witnessing a rampant rise in prices, with urban inflation peaking at 13 percent this year. Meanwhile, prices are falling in European countries.



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