Cost of Living Comparison Between Rome and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 44.70% lower than in Rome (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 41.62% lower than in Rome
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 34.40% lower than in Rome
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 49.12% lower than in Rome
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 45.29% lower than in Rome
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 40.77% higher than in Rome
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Restaurants
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(260.25 R)
6.92 €
(120.00 R)
     -53.89 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(1,040.98 R)
31.70 €
(550.00 R)
     -47.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(138.80 R)
3.46 €
(60.00 R)
     -56.77 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(86.75 R)
2.02 €
(35.00 R)
     -59.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.35 €
(75.47 R)
2.31 €
(40.00 R)
     -47.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.25 €
(21.66 R)
1.61 €
(27.91 R)
     +28.86 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 €
(35.08 R)
0.79 €
(13.71 R)
     -60.91 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.10 €
(19.12 R)
0.62 €
(10.74 R)
     -43.82 %
Markets
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.55 €
(96.37 R)
3.09 €
(53.67 R)
     -44.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.70 €
(29.53 R)
0.73 €
(12.62 R)
     -57.27 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.08 €
(18.73 R)
0.59 €
(10.25 R)
     -45.29 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.71 €
(64.35 R)
1.80 €
(31.17 R)
     -51.56 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.06 €
(105.19 R)
2.93 €
(50.79 R)
     -51.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.02 €
(69.69 R)
1.99 €
(34.56 R)
     -50.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.09 €
(123.05 R)
2.81 €
(48.71 R)
     -60.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 €
(14.98 R)
0.62 €
(10.76 R)
     -28.18 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 €
(13.15 R)
0.60 €
(10.43 R)
     -20.66 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 €
(15.98 R)
0.61 €
(10.60 R)
     -33.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.98 €
(17.08 R)
0.58 €
(10.13 R)
     -40.72 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 €
(10.80 R)
0.51 €
(8.89 R)
     -17.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 €
(11.54 R)
0.47 €
(8.20 R)
     -28.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.23 €
(21.40 R)
0.90 €
(15.60 R)
     -27.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.63 €
(10.93 R)
0.81 €
(14.04 R)
     +28.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(104.10 R)
4.61 €
(80.00 R)
     -23.15 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.24 €
(21.52 R)
1.32 €
(22.93 R)
     +6.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 €
(32.78 R)
1.72 €
(29.87 R)
     -8.88 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.70 €
(98.89 R)
2.59 €
(45.00 R)
     -54.50 %
Transportation
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(26.02 R)
1.15 €
(20.00 R)
     -23.15 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 €
(607.24 R)
30.26 €
(525.00 R)
     -13.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 €
(69.40 R)
1.01 €
(17.50 R)
     -74.78 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.09 €
(36.30 R)
1.11 €
(19.31 R)
     -46.80 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 €
(607.24 R)
2.88 €
(50.00 R)
     -91.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.52 €
(95.76 R)
3.28 €
(56.84 R)
     -40.64 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,150.00 €
(384,296.80 R)
15,562.19 €
(270,000.00 R)
     -29.74 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,191.67 €
(419,719.19 R)
17,820.99 €
(309,189.66 R)
     -26.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.59 €
(3,150.47 R)
76.82 €
(1,332.80 R)
     -57.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 €
(3.10 R)
0.11 €
(1.83 R)
     -41.13 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.28 €
(525.35 R)
50.00 €
(867.43 R)
     +65.11 %
Sports And Leisure
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.27 €
(1,097.66 R)
28.40 €
(492.81 R)
     -55.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.50 €
(355.64 R)
7.93 €
(137.62 R)
     -61.30 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
(156.15 R)
5.76 €
(100.00 R)
     -35.96 %
Childcare
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 480.19 €
(8,331.16 R)
177.68 €
(3,082.72 R)
     -63.00 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,875.00 €
(206,028.20 R)
3,855.33 €
(66,888.96 R)
     -67.53 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.31 €
(1,497.42 R)
42.81 €
(742.77 R)
     -50.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.07 €
(573.70 R)
31.08 €
(539.26 R)
     -6.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.32 €
(1,462.93 R)
71.82 €
(1,246.07 R)
     -14.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.66 €
(2,336.23 R)
76.43 €
(1,326.06 R)
     -43.24 %
Rent Per Month
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 940.00 €
(16,308.76 R)
605.16 €
(10,499.37 R)
     -35.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 636.13 €
(11,036.68 R)
430.60 €
(7,470.77 R)
     -32.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,956.00 €
(33,936.10 R)
1,249.66 €
(21,681.35 R)
     -36.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,199.64 €
(20,813.49 R)
822.32 €
(14,266.97 R)
     -31.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 630.29 €
(10,935.38 R)
189.13 €
(3,281.36 R)
     -69.99 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 298.66 €
(5,181.71 R)
109.29 €
(1,896.13 R)
     -63.41 %
Salaries And Financing
Rome Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,460.21 €
(25,334.28 R)
1,200.05 €
(20,820.51 R)
     -17.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.10 8.47      +304.29 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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