Cost of Living Comparison Between Amsterdam and Cape Town 

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Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 48.72% lower than in Amsterdam (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 53.06% lower than in Amsterdam
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 60.12% lower than in Amsterdam
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 53.22% lower than in Amsterdam
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 44.31% lower than in Amsterdam
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 10.69% lower than in Amsterdam
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Restaurants
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(258.38 R)
7.26 €
(125.00 R)
     -51.62 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 72.50 €
(1,248.84 R)
34.83 €
(600.00 R)
     -51.96 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(155.03 R)
3.48 €
(60.00 R)
     -61.30 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(86.13 R)
2.03 €
(35.00 R)
     -59.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 €
(77.51 R)
2.32 €
(40.00 R)
     -48.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.26 €
(56.12 R)
1.67 €
(28.70 R)
     -48.86 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.65 €
(45.59 R)
0.79 €
(13.67 R)
     -70.01 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 €
(38.64 R)
0.61 €
(10.45 R)
     -72.95 %
Markets
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.98 €
(68.61 R)
3.07 €
(52.86 R)
     -22.95 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.67 €
(28.69 R)
0.71 €
(12.31 R)
     -57.07 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 €
(15.55 R)
0.57 €
(9.74 R)
     -37.34 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.47 €
(42.56 R)
1.78 €
(30.72 R)
     -27.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.96 €
(85.50 R)
2.93 €
(50.44 R)
     -41.00 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.57 €
(61.51 R)
2.04 €
(35.20 R)
     -42.77 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.36 €
(144.00 R)
2.97 €
(51.21 R)
     -64.44 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.10 €
(18.99 R)
0.58 €
(10.03 R)
     -47.18 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 €
(10.77 R)
0.58 €
(9.91 R)
     -7.99 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.74 €
(12.79 R)
0.62 €
(10.65 R)
     -16.76 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 €
(17.93 R)
0.56 €
(9.59 R)
     -46.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 €
(10.63 R)
0.45 €
(7.76 R)
     -26.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 €
(9.00 R)
0.46 €
(7.93 R)
     -11.92 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 €
(13.78 R)
0.92 €
(15.86 R)
     +15.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.80 €
(13.72 R)
0.85 €
(14.58 R)
     +6.28 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 €
(103.18 R)
4.64 €
(80.00 R)
     -22.47 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.19 €
(20.47 R)
1.25 €
(21.51 R)
     +5.05 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 €
(32.40 R)
1.55 €
(26.71 R)
     -17.55 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 €
(137.80 R)
2.76 €
(47.50 R)
     -65.53 %
Transportation
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 €
(55.12 R)
1.16 €
(20.00 R)
     -63.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.50 €
(1,679.47 R)
31.93 €
(550.00 R)
     -67.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.25 €
(90.43 R)
0.64 €
(11.00 R)
     -87.84 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 €
(66.53 R)
1.12 €
(19.31 R)
     -70.97 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.96 €
(774.45 R)
2.79 €
(48.00 R)
     -93.80 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.46 €
(111.22 R)
3.50 €
(60.24 R)
     -45.84 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,990.00 €
(447,686.77 R)
15,384.31 €
(265,000.00 R)
     -40.81 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,342.00 €
(505,426.14 R)
20,142.95 €
(346,969.23 R)
     -31.35 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.14 €
(2,861.83 R)
89.29 €
(1,538.04 R)
     -46.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 €
(2.31 R)
0.08 €
(1.35 R)
     -41.59 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.88 €
(824.75 R)
46.53 €
(801.49 R)
     -2.82 %
Sports And Leisure
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.90 €
(756.14 R)
29.60 €
(509.80 R)
     -32.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.41 €
(541.08 R)
8.42 €
(145.00 R)
     -73.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(206.70 R)
5.81 €
(100.00 R)
     -51.62 %
Childcare
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,835.80 €
(31,622.31 R)
189.26 €
(3,260.00 R)
     -89.69 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,729.81 €
(236,500.79 R)
4,824.29 €
(83,100.00 R)
     -64.86 %
Clothing And Shoes
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 93.89 €
(1,617.34 R)
44.35 €
(763.92 R)
     -52.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.19 €
(709.55 R)
31.22 €
(537.84 R)
     -24.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.81 €
(1,598.62 R)
73.08 €
(1,258.79 R)
     -21.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.19 €
(2,173.71 R)
71.12 €
(1,225.00 R)
     -43.64 %
Rent Per Month
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,568.09 €
(27,010.81 R)
565.64 €
(9,743.33 R)
     -63.93 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,248.65 €
(21,508.41 R)
419.54 €
(7,226.67 R)
     -66.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,683.53 €
(46,224.73 R)
1,216.09 €
(20,947.65 R)
     -54.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,011.03 €
(34,640.77 R)
784.89 €
(13,520.00 R)
     -60.97 %
Buy Apartment Price
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 712.77 €
(12,277.73 R)
186.39 €
(3,210.65 R)
     -73.85 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 490.98 €
(8,457.29 R)
114.36 €
(1,969.91 R)
     -76.71 %
Salaries And Financing
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,168.98 €
(54,586.84 R)
1,328.33 €
(22,880.95 R)
     -58.08 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.92 8.09      +320.65 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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