There’s to be no rhyme nor reason to pricing imports to the UK from Cairo.
Whilst Egyptian Lanterns can be priced at an uplift of 1000% (Camden Stables Market sells lanterns for £30, which are sold for LE30 in Cairo), Egyptian plain cotton sheets, fruit and vegetables are more expensive in Egypt.
In The London Habitat sale had duvet/sheet/pillowcase Egyptian plain cotton sheets (double size) cost only £22.50. -50% less than in Cairo.
Fruit and vegetables exported from Egypt to Tesco cost less than the same in Cairo. This can be accounted for because exporters airlift the produce direct from the farms in the delta and the Egyptian internal infrastructure is not efficient.
The same cannot be said for sheets and lanterns.