Cost of Living Comparison Between Amsterdam and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 47.19% lower than in Amsterdam (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 50.82% lower than in Amsterdam
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 56.66% lower than in Amsterdam
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 55.24% lower than in Amsterdam
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 42.96% lower than in Amsterdam
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 24.05% lower than in Amsterdam
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Restaurants
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 €
(315.89 R)
8.55 €
(150.00 R)
     -52.52 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 €
(1,403.97 R)
34.19 €
(600.00 R)
     -57.26 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(175.50 R)
3.99 €
(70.00 R)
     -60.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 €
(96.52 R)
2.28 €
(40.00 R)
     -58.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 €
(87.75 R)
2.56 €
(45.00 R)
     -48.72 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.37 €
(59.21 R)
1.77 €
(31.07 R)
     -47.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.60 €
(45.58 R)
0.87 €
(15.29 R)
     -66.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 €
(40.24 R)
0.68 €
(11.89 R)
     -70.44 %
Markets
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.34 €
(76.18 R)
3.59 €
(62.93 R)
     -17.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.28 €
(22.49 R)
0.84 €
(14.73 R)
     -34.52 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.77 €
(13.47 R)
0.60 €
(10.57 R)
     -21.56 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.01 €
(52.82 R)
1.85 €
(32.42 R)
     -38.63 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.14 €
(90.27 R)
3.04 €
(53.31 R)
     -40.94 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.97 €
(69.60 R)
2.01 €
(35.21 R)
     -49.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.07 €
(141.58 R)
2.85 €
(50.04 R)
     -64.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 €
(17.96 R)
0.66 €
(11.62 R)
     -35.30 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 €
(12.94 R)
0.63 €
(11.08 R)
     -14.37 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.74 €
(13.06 R)
0.60 €
(10.57 R)
     -19.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.22 €
(21.35 R)
0.65 €
(11.41 R)
     -46.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 €
(11.86 R)
0.50 €
(8.81 R)
     -25.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.46 €
(8.07 R)
0.47 €
(8.28 R)
     +2.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.92 €
(16.23 R)
0.97 €
(16.94 R)
     +4.39 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.83 €
(14.59 R)
0.89 €
(15.59 R)
     +6.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(105.30 R)
4.56 €
(80.00 R)
     -24.03 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.35 €
(23.67 R)
1.49 €
(26.17 R)
     +10.53 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 €
(28.82 R)
1.90 €
(33.28 R)
     +15.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 €
(143.91 R)
2.85 €
(50.00 R)
     -65.26 %
Transportation
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 €
(56.16 R)
1.14 €
(20.00 R)
     -64.39 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.50 €
(1,711.09 R)
28.49 €
(500.00 R)
     -70.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
(87.75 R)
0.77 €
(13.50 R)
     -84.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 €
(67.78 R)
1.10 €
(19.31 R)
     -71.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 €
(614.24 R)
2.42 €
(42.50 R)
     -93.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.06 €
(141.44 R)
4.88 €
(85.63 R)
     -39.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,494.50 €
(447,419.35 R)
17,664.18 €
(310,000.00 R)
     -30.71 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,238.33 €
(495,572.64 R)
21,684.95 €
(380,563.16 R)
     -23.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 222.10 €
(3,897.75 R)
74.45 €
(1,306.48 R)
     -66.48 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 €
(1.62 R)
0.08 €
(1.46 R)
     -9.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.03 €
(790.28 R)
45.09 €
(791.35 R)
     +0.14 %
Sports And Leisure
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.10 €
(651.12 R)
39.18 €
(687.65 R)
     +5.61 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.30 €
(373.73 R)
9.47 €
(166.25 R)
     -55.52 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(210.60 R)
5.70 €
(100.00 R)
     -52.52 %
Childcare
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,689.17 €
(29,644.31 R)
195.05 €
(3,422.99 R)
     -88.45 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,857.45 €
(190,544.36 R)
4,517.37 €
(79,278.26 R)
     -58.39 %
Clothing And Shoes
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.52 €
(1,307.80 R)
45.13 €
(792.05 R)
     -39.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.64 €
(590.33 R)
31.50 €
(552.83 R)
     -6.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.98 €
(1,491.39 R)
85.61 €
(1,502.37 R)
     +0.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.72 €
(1,960.58 R)
76.58 €
(1,343.92 R)
     -31.45 %
Rent Per Month
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,669.33 €
(29,296.22 R)
678.65 €
(11,910.00 R)
     -59.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,406.14 €
(24,677.25 R)
460.72 €
(8,085.53 R)
     -67.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,748.23 €
(48,230.50 R)
1,336.55 €
(23,456.03 R)
     -51.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,004.83 €
(35,184.13 R)
916.92 €
(16,091.67 R)
     -54.26 %
Buy Apartment Price
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 825.05 €
(14,479.32 R)
194.38 €
(3,411.23 R)
     -76.44 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 545.27 €
(9,569.21 R)
130.67 €
(2,293.23 R)
     -76.04 %
Salaries And Financing
Amsterdam Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,545.13 €
(62,215.83 R)
1,324.23 €
(23,239.75 R)
     -62.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.45 8.36      +241.59 %
Last update: October 2022October 2022
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