Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 50.91% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 57.57% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 66.43% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 54.68% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 43.87% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 4.94% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 £
(322.74 R)
7.44 £
(150.00 R)
     -53.52 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67.00 £
(1,351.49 R)
29.74 £
(600.00 R)
     -55.60 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.95 £
(140.19 R)
3.47 £
(70.00 R)
     -50.07 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £
(121.03 R)
1.98 £
(40.00 R)
     -66.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(100.86 R)
2.23 £
(45.00 R)
     -55.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.25 £
(65.62 R)
1.54 £
(31.07 R)
     -52.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 £
(32.17 R)
0.76 £
(15.29 R)
     -52.48 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.32 £
(26.60 R)
0.59 £
(11.86 R)
     -55.42 %
Markets
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.12 £
(83.01 R)
3.09 £
(62.32 R)
     -24.92 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.99 £
(19.87 R)
0.72 £
(14.53 R)
     -26.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 £
(16.35 R)
0.52 £
(10.58 R)
     -35.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.39 £
(48.27 R)
1.62 £
(32.72 R)
     -32.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.92 £
(58.96 R)
2.65 £
(53.49 R)
     -9.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.01 £
(60.80 R)
1.75 £
(35.28 R)
     -41.98 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.92 £
(99.22 R)
2.52 £
(50.75 R)
     -48.84 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 £
(19.50 R)
0.58 £
(11.63 R)
     -40.38 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.58 £
(11.72 R)
0.54 £
(10.97 R)
     -6.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.87 £
(17.45 R)
0.52 £
(10.51 R)
     -39.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.15 £
(23.22 R)
0.56 £
(11.28 R)
     -51.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 £
(10.42 R)
0.43 £
(8.72 R)
     -16.30 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.57 £
(11.48 R)
0.41 £
(8.23 R)
     -28.30 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.82 £
(16.62 R)
0.84 £
(17.02 R)
     +2.41 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 £
(23.48 R)
0.78 £
(15.69 R)
     -33.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(161.37 R)
3.97 £
(80.00 R)
     -50.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.98 £
(39.89 R)
1.31 £
(26.48 R)
     -33.60 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 £
(49.95 R)
1.65 £
(33.25 R)
     -33.43 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(262.23 R)
2.48 £
(50.00 R)
     -80.93 %
Transportation
London Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(56.48 R)
0.99 £
(20.00 R)
     -64.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 159.50 £
(3,217.36 R)
24.79 £
(500.00 R)
     -84.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.80 £
(96.82 R)
0.74 £
(15.00 R)
     -84.51 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(55.19 R)
0.96 £
(19.31 R)
     -65.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(580.94 R)
1.98 £
(40.00 R)
     -93.11 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.69 £
(134.90 R)
4.25 £
(85.67 R)
     -36.49 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,150.00 £
(507,313.46 R)
15,863.96 £
(320,000.00 R)
     -36.92 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,525.69 £
(494,720.23 R)
18,866.37 £
(380,563.16 R)
     -23.08 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 240.53 £
(4,851.90 R)
65.00 £
(1,311.11 R)
     -72.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(2.58 R)
0.07 £
(1.46 R)
     -43.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.85 £
(602.22 R)
39.45 £
(795.85 R)
     +32.15 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.09 £
(909.52 R)
33.61 £
(678.00 R)
     -25.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.97 £
(241.51 R)
8.24 £
(166.25 R)
     -31.16 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £
(262.23 R)
4.96 £
(100.00 R)
     -61.87 %
Childcare
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,590.51 £
(32,082.90 R)
169.69 £
(3,422.99 R)
     -89.33 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,815.79 £
(379,542.87 R)
3,930.21 £
(79,278.26 R)
     -79.11 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.10 £
(1,555.16 R)
39.66 £
(799.92 R)
     -48.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.58 £
(697.60 R)
27.19 £
(548.54 R)
     -21.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.59 £
(1,524.78 R)
74.24 £
(1,497.55 R)
     -1.79 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.44 £
(1,945.36 R)
65.75 £
(1,326.19 R)
     -31.83 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,853.03 £
(37,378.47 R)
595.37 £
(12,009.52 R)
     -67.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,352.46 £
(27,281.24 R)
400.01 £
(8,068.75 R)
     -70.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,411.94 £
(68,823.90 R)
1,182.01 £
(23,843.00 R)
     -65.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,247.97 £
(45,344.86 R)
798.79 £
(16,112.79 R)
     -64.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,222.95 £
(24,668.78 R)
169.11 £
(3,411.23 R)
     -86.17 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 645.28 £
(13,016.25 R)
113.69 £
(2,293.23 R)
     -82.38 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,822.56 £
(56,935.36 R)
1,138.52 £
(22,965.72 R)
     -59.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.72 8.31      +205.40 %
Last update: October 2022September 2022
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