Cairo, Egypt Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cairo, Egypt metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Cairo in 2022 is 21,750,000, a 2% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Cairo in 2021 was 21,323,000, a 2.02% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Cairo in 2020 was 20,901,000, a 2.03% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Cairo in 2019 was 20,485,000, a 2.04% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Egypt
City Name Population
Cairo 21,750,000
Alexandria 5,484,000
Bur Said 764,000
As-Suways 661,000
Al-Mansurah 575,000
Al-Mahallah al-Kubra 531,000
Tanta 515,000
Asyut 474,000
Al-Fayyum 425,000
Az-Zaqazig 368,000
Al-Ismailiyah 364,000
Aswan 358,000
Kafr-ad-Dawwar 355,000
Cairo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 21,750,000 2.00%
2021 21,323,000 2.02%
2020 20,901,000 2.03%
2019 20,485,000 2.04%
2018 20,076,000 2.18%
2017 19,648,000 2.17%
2016 19,230,000 2.18%
2015 18,820,000 2.18%
2014 18,419,000 2.17%
2013 18,027,000 2.18%
2012 17,643,000 2.18%
2011 17,267,000 2.18%
2010 16,899,000 2.18%
2009 16,539,000 2.17%
2008 16,187,000 2.18%
2007 15,842,000 2.18%
2006 15,504,000 2.17%
2005 15,174,000 2.17%
2004 14,851,000 2.18%
2003 14,534,000 2.17%
2002 14,225,000 2.18%
2001 13,922,000 2.17%
2000 13,626,000 2.18%
1999 13,335,000 2.18%
1998 13,051,000 2.18%
1997 12,773,000 2.79%
1996 12,426,000 3.88%
1995 11,962,000 3.87%
1994 11,516,000 3.87%
1993 11,087,000 3.87%
1992 10,674,000 3.88%
1991 10,275,000 3.87%
1990 9,892,000 3.87%
1989 9,523,000 3.86%
1988 9,169,000 3.89%
1987 8,826,000 3.36%
1986 8,539,000 2.53%
1985 8,328,000 2.52%
1984 8,123,000 2.54%
1983 7,922,000 2.54%
1982 7,726,000 2.53%
1981 7,535,000 2.53%
1980 7,349,000 2.54%
1979 7,167,000 2.53%
1978 6,990,000 2.54%
1977 6,817,000 2.68%
1976 6,639,000 2.93%
1975 6,450,000 2.92%
1974 6,267,000 2.92%
1973 6,089,000 2.92%
1972 5,916,000 2.92%
1971 5,748,000 2.92%
1970 5,585,000 2.93%
1969 5,426,000 2.92%
1968 5,272,000 2.93%
1967 5,122,000 2.91%
1966 4,977,000 5.04%
1965 4,738,000 5.24%
1964 4,502,000 5.24%
1963 4,278,000 5.24%
1962 4,065,000 5.26%
1961 3,862,000 4.95%
1960 3,680,000 3.98%
1959 3,539,000 3.97%
1958 3,404,000 3.97%
1957 3,274,000 3.94%
1956 3,150,000 3.99%
1955 3,029,000 3.95%
1954 2,914,000 4.00%
1953 2,802,000 3.93%
1952 2,696,000 4.01%
1951 2,592,000 3.93%
1950 2,494,000 0.00%