Where to Invest Your Money: City or Compound?

Investing in real estate in Egypt


When it comes to investing in real estate in Egypt, making the right decision requires careful evaluation of both the short-term and long-term prospects of the investment. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which type of unit to go for. Should you invest in city centre apartments or in one of the new cities? On one hand, compounds come with a plethora of luxuries and amenities that are hard to resist, but then again, there is the old, irresistible charm of the city. While both options have their advantages, it is important to consider the pros and cons of each before making a final decision. In this article, we will explore the differences between investing in the city versus the new compounds to help you make an informed decision.


The Convenience of Hassle-Free Payment Facilities

New cities offer a range of payment facilities which makes purchasing a unit much more accessible than if they were to buy in the city. You can make a small down payment and then pay the rest of the amount in installments over a few years, meaning that the value of your money decreases which is beneficial in the long run. On the other hand, when buying a unit in the city, you usually have to pay the entire amount in cash which may not be feasible for everyone.


The Ideal Balance of Comfort and Luxury

In today’s world, more buyers are turning to ‘compound living’ as a way to get higher returns on their investments, while still having the luxury of not having to deal with the hustle and bustle of the city. Compounds are usually located close enough to the city so that residents can take advantage of nearby amenities, but still be far enough away so that they can enjoy the tranquility of a rural setting.

New Cairo and its vicinities, as well as Sheikh Zayed are two of the most sought-after and safest real estate investment locations in Egypt. These areas have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their close proximity to Cairo and availability of high-end amenities.

However, there are still certain advantages to investing in the city. For those who can afford it, investing in an established neighborhood offer its own conveniences though, such as the fact that the units are already constructed and ready to move into.


Return on Investment

Investing in real estate in Egypt is a smart move that can bring an impressive return on investment (ROI). However, not all real estate investments are equal. For those seeking the highest ROI, experts agree that compounds are the way to go. New Cairo offer a much more guaranteed ROI than do investments in the city. This is largely due to the high demand for real estate in New Cairo and the installment systems that are available for purchasing.

The installment system, which allows buyers to pay for their purchase in multiple payments over a period of time, is a huge benefit for buyers as the money they pay in installments become of less value over the years. This means that the ROI for the buyer is much better in the long run, as the price paid in installments can feel like it was lower than if the buyer had only just purchased the compound at its current price.



Purchasing a property whether in new cities or in the city, is a big decision that requires extensive research and careful consideration of all the factors involved. You must weigh the payment plan and cash value of the down payment for each option against the developer’s reputation, the accessibility of the area, the time of delivery, the location and the facilities available. In the case of the city, you must also make sure to check and verify the ownership documents and inspect the unit, especially if it is in an old building. It is important to check the plumbing, electricity, wiring, and other structural details of the building. By taking all of these factors into account, you can make a wise choice that will maximize your return on investment.