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Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Cape Town Reverse

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You would need around 26,474.94R (2,681.52A$) in Cape Town to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 7,000.00A$ 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 61.36% lower than in Perth
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 61.69% lower than in Perth
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 62.34% lower than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 66.35% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 61.41% lower than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 8.10% lower than in Perth

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  Perth  Cape Town      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$     7.60 A$      -62.02 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$     30.39 A$      -69.61 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.90 A$     4.25 A$      -57.03 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 9.00 A$     1.87 A$      -79.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.00 A$     1.82 A$      -79.74 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.35 A$     1.86 A$      -57.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.18 A$     0.87 A$      -72.70 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.74 A$     0.77 A$      -71.99 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.64 A$     1.11 A$      -32.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.17 A$     0.94 A$      -70.25 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.83 A$     1.65 A$      -41.80 %
Eggs (12) 4.57 A$     2.24 A$      -51.01 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.09 A$     7.68 A$      -30.80 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.74 A$     5.91 A$      -53.58 %
Apples (1kg) 4.37 A$     1.48 A$      -66.10 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.19 A$     1.35 A$      -67.87 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.09 A$     1.45 A$      -71.53 %
Potato (1kg) 2.71 A$     0.95 A$      -65.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 A$     0.88 A$      -61.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 A$     1.31 A$      -48.61 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.49 A$     5.06 A$      -69.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 A$     1.38 A$      -73.53 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.16 A$     1.49 A$      -71.15 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     3.39 A$      -83.03 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     1.01 A$      -74.68 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 144.00 A$     37.98 A$      -73.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$     1.01 A$      -79.74 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$     1.01 A$      -49.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.90 A$     4.86 A$      -90.06 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.35 A$      -11.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$     20,257.01 A$      -27.65 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 255.27 A$     88.73 A$      -65.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.01 A$     0.15 A$      -84.72 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.67 A$     71.62 A$      -2.79 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.18 A$     39.02 A$      -50.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.75 A$     4.05 A$      -83.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     5.06 A$      -71.87 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.75 A$     64.87 A$      -39.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.43 A$     41.25 A$      -42.25 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 154.73 A$     81.98 A$      -47.02 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 153.39 A$     75.43 A$      -50.83 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,135.32 A$     638.52 A$      -70.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,471.33 A$     453.14 A$      -69.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,603.48 A$     1,484.95 A$      -58.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,215.78 A$     972.76 A$      -56.10 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,007.12 A$     1,766.41 A$      -77.94 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,334.27 A$     1,257.01 A$      -76.44 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,681.61 A$     1,648.12 A$      -64.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.71     8.88      +55.70 %
 
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