Cost of Living Comparison Between Milan and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 45.00% lower than in Milan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 45.94% lower than in Milan
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 47.79% lower than in Milan
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 50.96% lower than in Milan
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 45.36% lower than in Milan
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 59.87% higher than in Milan
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Restaurants
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(255.09 R)
7.35 €
(125.00 R)
     -51.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 €
(1,190.41 R)
32.34 €
(550.00 R)
     -53.80 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(136.05 R)
3.53 €
(60.00 R)
     -55.90 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(85.03 R)
2.06 €
(35.00 R)
     -58.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 €
(85.03 R)
2.35 €
(40.00 R)
     -52.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.64 €
(27.92 R)
1.72 €
(29.33 R)
     +5.06 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.55 €
(43.39 R)
0.85 €
(14.40 R)
     -66.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.29 €
(21.95 R)
0.65 €
(11.00 R)
     -49.88 %
Markets
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.68 €
(79.62 R)
3.05 €
(51.87 R)
     -34.86 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.53 €
(26.08 R)
0.73 €
(12.37 R)
     -52.55 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.07 €
(18.17 R)
0.58 €
(9.82 R)
     -45.95 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.02 €
(51.29 R)
1.76 €
(29.99 R)
     -41.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.97 €
(101.55 R)
2.98 €
(50.74 R)
     -50.04 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.20 €
(71.41 R)
2.15 €
(36.65 R)
     -48.68 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.74 €
(131.68 R)
2.88 €
(48.97 R)
     -62.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.92 €
(15.57 R)
0.60 €
(10.27 R)
     -34.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 €
(14.48 R)
0.56 €
(9.60 R)
     -33.71 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 €
(16.70 R)
0.66 €
(11.29 R)
     -32.42 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 €
(18.49 R)
0.57 €
(9.69 R)
     -47.58 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 €
(11.44 R)
0.47 €
(7.99 R)
     -30.21 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 €
(10.50 R)
0.46 €
(7.75 R)
     -26.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.02 €
(17.26 R)
0.93 €
(15.77 R)
     -8.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.51 €
(8.72 R)
0.86 €
(14.65 R)
     +68.12 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(102.04 R)
4.70 €
(80.00 R)
     -21.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.46 €
(24.89 R)
1.24 €
(21.11 R)
     -15.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 €
(37.95 R)
1.50 €
(25.53 R)
     -32.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.80 €
(98.63 R)
2.65 €
(45.00 R)
     -54.38 %
Transportation
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 €
(34.01 R)
1.18 €
(20.00 R)
     -41.20 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 39.00 €
(663.23 R)
32.34 €
(550.00 R)
     -17.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 €
(102.04 R)
0.94 €
(16.00 R)
     -84.32 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(41.05 R)
1.04 €
(17.70 R)
     -56.88 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(510.18 R)
2.82 €
(48.00 R)
     -90.59 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.77 €
(98.06 R)
3.44 €
(58.55 R)
     -40.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,500.00 €
(399,638.49 R)
15,582.83 €
(265,000.00 R)
     -33.69 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,065.62 €
(409,257.45 R)
19,670.31 €
(334,511.11 R)
     -18.26 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.54 €
(2,628.02 R)
88.04 €
(1,497.22 R)
     -43.03 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 €
(3.10 R)
0.08 €
(1.33 R)
     -57.22 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.58 €
(469.09 R)
47.35 €
(805.15 R)
     +71.64 %
Sports And Leisure
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.67 €
(963.67 R)
32.05 €
(545.00 R)
     -43.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.86 €
(473.85 R)
8.82 €
(150.00 R)
     -68.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 €
(170.06 R)
5.88 €
(100.00 R)
     -41.20 %
Childcare
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 637.20 €
(10,836.16 R)
202.54 €
(3,444.44 R)
     -68.21 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,961.54 €
(237,428.43 R)
4,929.66 €
(83,833.33 R)
     -64.69 %
Clothing And Shoes
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.74 €
(1,338.99 R)
41.78 €
(710.47 R)
     -46.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.23 €
(548.14 R)
30.62 €
(520.69 R)
     -5.01 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.45 €
(1,385.16 R)
69.79 €
(1,186.91 R)
     -14.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.08 €
(2,059.07 R)
69.28 €
(1,178.12 R)
     -42.78 %
Rent Per Month
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,077.94 €
(18,331.35 R)
582.15 €
(9,900.00 R)
     -45.99 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 742.02 €
(12,618.73 R)
423.66 €
(7,204.76 R)
     -42.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,462.16 €
(41,871.27 R)
1,239.01 €
(21,070.55 R)
     -49.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,564.29 €
(26,602.08 R)
803.13 €
(13,657.89 R)
     -48.66 %
Buy Apartment Price
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 742.35 €
(12,624.28 R)
189.81 €
(3,227.82 R)
     -74.43 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 339.56 €
(5,774.48 R)
131.11 €
(2,229.65 R)
     -61.39 %
Salaries And Financing
Milan Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,669.41 €
(28,389.81 R)
1,442.69 €
(24,534.21 R)
     -13.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.72 8.29      +383.24 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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