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Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Cape Town 

You would need around 25,138.05R (2,567.97A$) in Cape Town to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,900.00A$ in Perth (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 62.03% lower than in Perth
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 62.78% lower than in Perth
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 64.27% lower than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 67.06% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 63.25% lower than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 10.61% lower than in Perth

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  Perth  Cape Town      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$     7.15 A$      -64.25 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$     30.65 A$      -69.35 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     4.09 A$      -54.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 9.00 A$     1.94 A$      -78.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.00 A$     1.84 A$      -79.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.28 A$     1.85 A$      -56.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.18 A$     0.87 A$      -72.48 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.75 A$     0.82 A$      -70.09 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.64 A$     1.12 A$      -31.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.12 A$     0.94 A$      -69.80 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.81 A$     1.49 A$      -47.16 %
Eggs (12) 4.74 A$     2.10 A$      -55.68 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.24 A$     7.16 A$      -36.36 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.55 A$     5.69 A$      -54.65 %
Apples (1kg) 4.37 A$     1.44 A$      -67.09 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.90 A$     1.20 A$      -69.37 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.91 A$     1.37 A$      -72.05 %
Potato (1kg) 2.80 A$     1.00 A$      -64.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.32 A$     0.84 A$      -63.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.83 A$     1.27 A$      -55.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$     5.11 A$      -69.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 A$     1.31 A$      -74.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.96 A$     1.48 A$      -70.04 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     3.27 A$      -83.66 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     0.82 A$      -79.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 A$     37.80 A$      -73.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.70 A$     1.02 A$      -78.26 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.90 A$     1.02 A$      -46.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.10 A$     4.90 A$      -89.81 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.50 A$     1.31 A$      -13.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$     20,430.94 A$      -27.03 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 269.98 A$     89.22 A$      -66.95 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.89 A$     0.19 A$      -79.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.65 A$     67.91 A$      -5.21 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.52 A$     39.07 A$      -48.26 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.06 A$     4.70 A$      -80.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     5.11 A$      -71.62 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 109.94 A$     65.12 A$      -40.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 74.76 A$     38.90 A$      -47.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 159.84 A$     75.65 A$      -52.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 157.02 A$     75.11 A$      -52.17 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,083.86 A$     637.62 A$      -69.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,433.01 A$     435.86 A$      -69.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,605.21 A$     1,360.64 A$      -62.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,213.60 A$     924.04 A$      -58.26 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,141.73 A$     1,774.09 A$      -78.21 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,639.75 A$     1,170.76 A$      -79.24 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,580.59 A$     1,523.87 A$      -66.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.00     9.00      +49.99 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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