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High cost of death haunts Egyptians

The high cost of living in Egypt has extended to dying, and burial has gotten too expensive for the poor.

The ever-increasing cost of living in Egypt since the country’s Central Bank floated the currency in 2016 has started taking its toll on death itself.

In the last few years, burial has become a lucrative business in Egypt. Local jokes to the effect that even death has become too expensive for Egyptians can be heard on social media and comedy shows.

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