Cost of Living Comparison Between Milan and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 43.87% lower than in Milan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 45.08% lower than in Milan
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 47.49% lower than in Milan
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 47.08% lower than in Milan
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 44.32% lower than in Milan
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 43.18% higher than in Milan
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Restaurants
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(254.48 R)
8.25 €
(140.00 R)
     -44.99 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 €
(1,187.56 R)
35.37 €
(600.00 R)
     -49.48 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(135.72 R)
3.54 €
(60.00 R)
     -55.79 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(84.83 R)
2.06 €
(35.00 R)
     -58.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 €
(84.83 R)
2.36 €
(40.00 R)
     -52.84 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.61 €
(27.26 R)
1.70 €
(28.76 R)
     +5.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 €
(41.56 R)
0.82 €
(13.85 R)
     -66.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.29 €
(21.86 R)
0.62 €
(10.48 R)
     -52.04 %
Markets
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.57 €
(77.49 R)
3.06 €
(51.92 R)
     -33.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.55 €
(26.24 R)
0.72 €
(12.17 R)
     -53.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.03 €
(17.48 R)
0.57 €
(9.66 R)
     -44.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.04 €
(51.62 R)
1.76 €
(29.94 R)
     -41.99 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.93 €
(100.66 R)
3.02 €
(51.23 R)
     -49.10 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.11 €
(69.76 R)
2.12 €
(35.89 R)
     -48.56 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.69 €
(130.51 R)
3.02 €
(51.29 R)
     -60.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.89 €
(15.02 R)
0.58 €
(9.90 R)
     -34.10 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 €
(13.77 R)
0.58 €
(9.83 R)
     -28.62 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 €
(16.29 R)
0.64 €
(10.81 R)
     -33.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 €
(18.44 R)
0.58 €
(9.78 R)
     -46.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.66 €
(11.27 R)
0.46 €
(7.74 R)
     -31.31 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 €
(10.16 R)
0.47 €
(8.02 R)
     -21.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.98 €
(16.69 R)
0.92 €
(15.68 R)
     -6.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.50 €
(8.54 R)
0.85 €
(14.42 R)
     +68.94 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(101.79 R)
4.72 €
(80.00 R)
     -21.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.48 €
(25.06 R)
1.30 €
(22.11 R)
     -11.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 €
(38.33 R)
1.64 €
(27.79 R)
     -27.51 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.70 €
(96.70 R)
2.80 €
(47.50 R)
     -50.88 %
Transportation
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 €
(33.93 R)
1.18 €
(20.00 R)
     -41.06 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 39.00 €
(661.64 R)
32.42 €
(550.00 R)
     -16.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 €
(101.79 R)
0.80 €
(13.50 R)
     -86.74 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.17 €
(36.86 R)
1.14 €
(19.31 R)
     -47.60 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(508.95 R)
2.83 €
(48.00 R)
     -90.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.86 €
(99.43 R)
3.49 €
(59.28 R)
     -40.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 €
(415,644.66 R)
15,620.31 €
(265,000.00 R)
     -36.24 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,240.00 €
(394,268.65 R)
20,505.21 €
(347,872.73 R)
     -11.77 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.15 €
(2,818.80 R)
89.72 €
(1,522.15 R)
     -46.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 €
(3.10 R)
0.08 €
(1.42 R)
     -54.19 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.39 €
(481.66 R)
47.03 €
(797.84 R)
     +65.64 %
Sports And Leisure
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.11 €
(951.93 R)
30.02 €
(509.29 R)
     -46.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.18 €
(461.14 R)
9.08 €
(154.00 R)
     -66.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 €
(169.65 R)
5.89 €
(100.00 R)
     -41.06 %
Childcare
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 643.20 €
(10,911.94 R)
198.45 €
(3,366.67 R)
     -69.15 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,043.75 €
(255,218.55 R)
4,719.50 €
(80,066.67 R)
     -68.63 %
Clothing And Shoes
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.84 €
(1,320.49 R)
44.08 €
(747.78 R)
     -43.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.41 €
(549.79 R)
31.27 €
(530.53 R)
     -3.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.65 €
(1,402.23 R)
74.27 €
(1,259.97 R)
     -10.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.24 €
(2,090.78 R)
72.34 €
(1,227.27 R)
     -41.30 %
Rent Per Month
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,049.39 €
(17,803.00 R)
577.19 €
(9,792.00 R)
     -45.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 737.50 €
(12,511.75 R)
421.57 €
(7,152.00 R)
     -42.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,370.00 €
(40,207.26 R)
1,201.20 €
(20,378.46 R)
     -49.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,546.00 €
(26,228.03 R)
794.41 €
(13,477.27 R)
     -48.61 %
Buy Apartment Price
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 714.50 €
(12,121.53 R)
189.02 €
(3,206.80 R)
     -73.54 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 326.65 €
(5,541.66 R)
115.96 €
(1,967.22 R)
     -64.50 %
Salaries And Financing
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,660.38 €
(28,168.42 R)
1,305.72 €
(22,151.63 R)
     -21.36 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.71 8.23      +380.87 %
Last update: August 2021August 2021
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