Cost of Living Comparison Between Milan and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 44.38% lower than in Milan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 43.76% lower than in Milan
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 42.48% lower than in Milan
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 50.65% lower than in Milan
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 44.55% lower than in Milan
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 42.83% higher than in Milan
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Restaurants
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 €
(299.86 R)
9.00 €
(150.00 R)
     -49.98 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 €
(1,332.71 R)
36.02 €
(600.00 R)
     -54.98 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(149.93 R)
4.20 €
(70.00 R)
     -53.31 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 €
(99.95 R)
2.40 €
(40.00 R)
     -59.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 €
(83.29 R)
2.70 €
(45.00 R)
     -45.97 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.72 €
(28.68 R)
1.82 €
(30.33 R)
     +5.76 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 €
(43.60 R)
0.90 €
(14.97 R)
     -65.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.31 €
(21.81 R)
0.70 €
(11.64 R)
     -46.62 %
Markets
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.20 €
(86.71 R)
3.55 €
(59.19 R)
     -31.74 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.92 €
(31.92 R)
0.86 €
(14.37 R)
     -54.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.09 €
(18.09 R)
0.64 €
(10.62 R)
     -41.27 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.14 €
(52.38 R)
1.96 €
(32.67 R)
     -37.64 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.20 €
(103.33 R)
3.21 €
(53.54 R)
     -48.18 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.72 €
(78.61 R)
2.07 €
(34.51 R)
     -56.10 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.78 €
(146.33 R)
3.01 €
(50.14 R)
     -65.74 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 €
(16.78 R)
0.69 €
(11.43 R)
     -31.87 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 €
(14.10 R)
0.64 €
(10.72 R)
     -23.98 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 €
(14.14 R)
0.63 €
(10.53 R)
     -25.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.18 €
(19.71 R)
0.65 €
(10.85 R)
     -44.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 €
(10.49 R)
0.51 €
(8.44 R)
     -19.54 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.49 €
(8.18 R)
0.48 €
(8.07 R)
     -1.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.98 €
(16.39 R)
1.02 €
(16.97 R)
     +3.50 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.44 €
(7.40 R)
0.95 €
(15.88 R)
     +114.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 €
(116.61 R)
4.80 €
(80.00 R)
     -31.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.43 €
(23.82 R)
1.59 €
(26.45 R)
     +11.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 €
(32.17 R)
2.07 €
(34.52 R)
     +7.29 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 €
(99.95 R)
3.00 €
(50.00 R)
     -49.98 %
Transportation
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 €
(33.32 R)
1.20 €
(20.00 R)
     -39.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 39.00 €
(649.69 R)
30.01 €
(500.00 R)
     -23.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 €
(99.95 R)
1.05 €
(17.50 R)
     -82.49 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(53.62 R)
1.16 €
(19.31 R)
     -63.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 €
(583.06 R)
2.64 €
(44.00 R)
     -92.45 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.65 €
(127.51 R)
5.09 €
(84.74 R)
     -33.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 €
(408,141.68 R)
19,209.02 €
(320,000.00 R)
     -21.60 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,315.62 €
(455,046.74 R)
23,236.91 €
(387,100.00 R)
     -14.93 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 187.51 €
(3,123.75 R)
80.32 €
(1,338.09 R)
     -57.16 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 €
(2.33 R)
0.08 €
(1.41 R)
     -39.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.37 €
(472.63 R)
47.52 €
(791.58 R)
     +67.48 %
Sports And Leisure
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.76 €
(1,245.47 R)
40.20 €
(669.69 R)
     -46.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.89 €
(397.97 R)
9.73 €
(162.08 R)
     -59.27 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 €
(166.59 R)
6.00 €
(100.00 R)
     -39.97 %
Childcare
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 756.25 €
(12,598.25 R)
213.48 €
(3,556.41 R)
     -71.77 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,810.33 €
(263,381.88 R)
4,714.78 €
(78,542.86 R)
     -70.18 %
Clothing And Shoes
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.69 €
(1,444.18 R)
48.70 €
(811.34 R)
     -43.82 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.60 €
(543.08 R)
33.41 €
(556.63 R)
     +2.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.88 €
(1,563.86 R)
89.11 €
(1,484.54 R)
     -5.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 159.03 €
(2,649.26 R)
78.69 €
(1,310.85 R)
     -50.52 %
Rent Per Month
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,240.78 €
(20,669.96 R)
715.70 €
(11,922.66 R)
     -42.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 833.27 €
(13,881.24 R)
479.04 €
(7,980.26 R)
     -42.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,495.59 €
(41,573.62 R)
1,409.72 €
(23,484.38 R)
     -43.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,610.22 €
(26,824.36 R)
942.84 €
(15,706.58 R)
     -41.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 780.59 €
(13,003.70 R)
197.50 €
(3,290.07 R)
     -74.70 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 419.27 €
(6,984.59 R)
134.75 €
(2,244.75 R)
     -67.86 %
Salaries And Financing
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,803.53 €
(30,044.73 R)
1,448.81 €
(24,135.45 R)
     -19.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.58 8.15      +415.37 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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