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Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Cape Town Reverse

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You would need around 26,442.70R (2,756.81A$) in Cape Town to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,900.00A$ in Perth (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 60.01% lower than in Perth
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 60.05% lower than in Perth
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 60.11% lower than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 65.22% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 60.10% lower than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 8.08% lower than in Perth

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  Perth  Cape Town      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$     7.82 A$      -60.90 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$     31.28 A$      -68.72 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.90 A$     4.48 A$      -54.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 9.00 A$     1.93 A$      -78.57 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.00 A$     1.88 A$      -79.15 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.34 A$     1.90 A$      -56.32 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.17 A$     0.89 A$      -71.84 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.73 A$     0.79 A$      -70.88 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.65 A$     1.16 A$      -29.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.17 A$     0.98 A$      -69.16 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.83 A$     1.76 A$      -37.73 %
Eggs (12) 4.57 A$     2.26 A$      -50.42 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.09 A$     7.83 A$      -29.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.79 A$     5.99 A$      -53.15 %
Apples (1kg) 4.37 A$     1.56 A$      -64.36 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.22 A$     1.46 A$      -65.30 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.09 A$     1.52 A$      -70.08 %
Potato (1kg) 2.71 A$     0.99 A$      -63.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 A$     0.92 A$      -59.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 A$     1.36 A$      -46.54 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.49 A$     5.21 A$      -68.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.20 A$     1.42 A$      -72.74 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.16 A$     1.53 A$      -70.31 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     3.47 A$      -82.67 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     1.04 A$      -73.94 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 142.00 A$     38.57 A$      -72.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$     1.04 A$      -79.15 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$     1.04 A$      -47.87 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.90 A$     5.00 A$      -89.77 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.39 A$      -8.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$     20,851.22 A$      -25.53 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 255.27 A$     91.33 A$      -64.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.01 A$     0.16 A$      -84.26 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.67 A$     73.72 A$      +0.06 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.33 A$     41.26 A$      -47.32 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.75 A$     4.17 A$      -83.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     5.21 A$      -71.04 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 107.15 A$     66.56 A$      -37.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 70.50 A$     42.07 A$      -40.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 154.04 A$     84.43 A$      -45.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 152.20 A$     76.88 A$      -49.49 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,121.68 A$     664.32 A$      -68.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,462.65 A$     471.05 A$      -67.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,539.86 A$     1,554.98 A$      -56.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,200.38 A$     1,018.67 A$      -53.70 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,007.12 A$     1,818.23 A$      -77.29 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,334.27 A$     1,293.89 A$      -75.74 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,655.74 A$     1,709.88 A$      -63.27 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.71     8.92      +56.27 %
 
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