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Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Cape Town Reverse

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You would need around 26,552.23R (2,735.60A$) in Cape Town to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 7,000.00A$ in Perth (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 60.71% lower than in Perth
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 60.92% lower than in Perth
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 61.33% lower than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 65.76% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 60.80% lower than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 7.69% lower than in Perth

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  Perth  Cape Town      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$     7.73 A$      -61.36 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$     30.91 A$      -69.09 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.90 A$     4.38 A$      -55.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 9.00 A$     1.91 A$      -78.82 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.00 A$     1.85 A$      -79.39 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.35 A$     1.88 A$      -56.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.18 A$     0.88 A$      -72.33 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.74 A$     0.77 A$      -71.86 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.64 A$     1.13 A$      -30.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.17 A$     0.97 A$      -69.45 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.83 A$     1.68 A$      -40.78 %
Eggs (12) 4.57 A$     2.28 A$      -50.17 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.09 A$     7.74 A$      -30.19 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.74 A$     6.01 A$      -52.80 %
Apples (1kg) 4.37 A$     1.51 A$      -65.52 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.19 A$     1.37 A$      -67.32 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.09 A$     1.47 A$      -71.04 %
Potato (1kg) 2.71 A$     0.96 A$      -64.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 A$     0.90 A$      -60.78 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 A$     1.33 A$      -47.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.49 A$     5.15 A$      -68.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 A$     1.40 A$      -73.07 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.16 A$     1.51 A$      -70.66 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     3.43 A$      -82.87 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     1.03 A$      -74.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 144.00 A$     38.12 A$      -73.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$     1.03 A$      -79.39 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$     1.03 A$      -48.49 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.90 A$     4.95 A$      -89.89 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.37 A$      -9.73 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$     20,605.42 A$      -26.41 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 255.27 A$     90.26 A$      -64.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.01 A$     0.16 A$      -84.44 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.67 A$     72.85 A$      -1.12 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.18 A$     40.18 A$      -48.61 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.75 A$     4.12 A$      -83.35 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     5.15 A$      -71.38 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.75 A$     65.78 A$      -38.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.43 A$     41.57 A$      -41.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 154.73 A$     83.43 A$      -46.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 153.39 A$     75.97 A$      -50.47 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,135.32 A$     656.49 A$      -69.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,471.33 A$     465.50 A$      -68.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,603.84 A$     1,524.10 A$      -57.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,215.78 A$     999.36 A$      -54.90 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,007.12 A$     1,796.79 A$      -77.56 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,334.27 A$     1,278.63 A$      -76.03 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,683.88 A$     1,689.72 A$      -63.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.71     8.92      +56.27 %
 
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