Cost of Living Comparison Between Rome and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 44.00% lower than in Rome (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 41.23% lower than in Rome
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 34.84% lower than in Rome
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 48.20% lower than in Rome
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 44.55% lower than in Rome
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 42.53% higher than in Rome
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Restaurants
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(257.51 R)
6.99 €
(120.00 R)
     -53.40 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(1,030.04 R)
32.04 €
(550.00 R)
     -46.60 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(137.34 R)
3.50 €
(60.00 R)
     -56.31 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(85.84 R)
2.04 €
(35.00 R)
     -59.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 €
(85.84 R)
2.33 €
(40.00 R)
     -53.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.25 €
(21.53 R)
1.62 €
(27.85 R)
     +29.32 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 €
(33.54 R)
0.82 €
(14.04 R)
     -58.15 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.10 €
(18.91 R)
0.63 €
(10.88 R)
     -42.45 %
Markets
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.52 €
(94.73 R)
3.11 €
(53.43 R)
     -43.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.71 €
(29.38 R)
0.73 €
(12.48 R)
     -57.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.08 €
(18.50 R)
0.60 €
(10.22 R)
     -44.77 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 €
(64.03 R)
1.81 €
(30.99 R)
     -51.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.20 €
(106.47 R)
2.95 €
(50.60 R)
     -52.47 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.98 €
(68.41 R)
2.03 €
(34.85 R)
     -49.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.28 €
(124.95 R)
2.90 €
(49.87 R)
     -60.09 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.87 €
(14.98 R)
0.62 €
(10.68 R)
     -28.69 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 €
(13.19 R)
0.60 €
(10.29 R)
     -21.98 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 €
(15.76 R)
0.61 €
(10.42 R)
     -33.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.00 €
(17.17 R)
0.59 €
(10.05 R)
     -41.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 €
(10.75 R)
0.52 €
(8.92 R)
     -17.03 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 €
(11.56 R)
0.48 €
(8.19 R)
     -29.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.21 €
(20.83 R)
0.91 €
(15.58 R)
     -25.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.65 €
(11.09 R)
0.82 €
(14.11 R)
     +27.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(103.00 R)
4.66 €
(80.00 R)
     -22.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.25 €
(21.51 R)
1.33 €
(22.84 R)
     +6.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 €
(32.25 R)
1.77 €
(30.37 R)
     -5.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.70 €
(97.85 R)
2.62 €
(45.00 R)
     -54.01 %
Transportation
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(25.75 R)
1.17 €
(20.00 R)
     -22.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 €
(600.85 R)
30.58 €
(525.00 R)
     -12.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 €
(68.67 R)
1.02 €
(17.50 R)
     -74.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.09 €
(35.92 R)
1.12 €
(19.31 R)
     -46.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 €
(557.94 R)
2.91 €
(50.00 R)
     -91.04 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.56 €
(95.38 R)
3.32 €
(57.07 R)
     -40.16 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 €
(394,846.84 R)
15,115.99 €
(259,500.00 R)
     -34.28 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,440.00 €
(419,567.69 R)
18,347.48 €
(314,975.86 R)
     -24.93 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.59 €
(3,117.33 R)
78.36 €
(1,345.30 R)
     -56.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 €
(2.96 R)
0.10 €
(1.80 R)
     -39.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.63 €
(525.91 R)
49.96 €
(857.69 R)
     +63.09 %
Sports And Leisure
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.62 €
(1,092.19 R)
28.93 €
(496.61 R)
     -54.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.54 €
(352.65 R)
8.02 €
(137.62 R)
     -60.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
(154.51 R)
5.83 €
(100.00 R)
     -35.28 %
Childcare
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 484.01 €
(8,309.09 R)
182.52 €
(3,133.33 R)
     -62.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,875.00 €
(203,861.14 R)
3,832.05 €
(65,785.79 R)
     -67.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.31 €
(1,481.67 R)
41.95 €
(720.22 R)
     -51.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.78 €
(562.70 R)
29.84 €
(512.23 R)
     -8.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.15 €
(1,444.69 R)
71.20 €
(1,222.32 R)
     -15.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.00 €
(2,283.24 R)
73.41 €
(1,260.31 R)
     -44.80 %
Rent Per Month
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 953.00 €
(16,360.39 R)
609.84 €
(10,469.23 R)
     -36.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 664.00 €
(11,399.06 R)
436.88 €
(7,500.00 R)
     -34.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,984.00 €
(34,059.83 R)
1,233.79 €
(21,180.85 R)
     -37.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,220.00 €
(20,944.05 R)
827.16 €
(14,200.00 R)
     -32.20 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 635.86 €
(10,915.90 R)
188.44 €
(3,234.94 R)
     -70.36 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 303.71 €
(5,213.92 R)
114.07 €
(1,958.23 R)
     -62.44 %
Salaries And Financing
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,487.86 €
(25,542.53 R)
1,246.24 €
(21,394.56 R)
     -16.24 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.10 8.40      +300.80 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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