Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and Milan 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Milan are 78.15% higher than in Cape Town (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Milan are 82.07% higher than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in Milan are 90.45% higher than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in Milan are 88.95% higher than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in Milan are 79.60% higher than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in Milan is 30.04% lower than in Cape Town
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Restaurants
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 140.00 R
(8.24 €)
254.92 R
(15.00 €)
     +82.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 R
(35.31 €)
1,189.63 R
(70.00 €)
     +98.27 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R
(3.53 €)
135.96 R
(8.00 €)
     +126.60 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 R
(2.06 €)
84.97 R
(5.00 €)
     +142.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R
(2.35 €)
84.97 R
(5.00 €)
     +112.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 28.76 R
(1.69 €)
27.31 R
(1.61 €)
     -5.06 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.85 R
(0.81 €)
41.64 R
(2.45 €)
     +200.71 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.48 R
(0.62 €)
21.89 R
(1.29 €)
     +108.87 %
Markets
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 51.92 R
(3.05 €)
77.63 R
(4.57 €)
     +49.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.17 R
(0.72 €)
26.28 R
(1.55 €)
     +115.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.66 R
(0.57 €)
17.51 R
(1.03 €)
     +81.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 29.94 R
(1.76 €)
51.71 R
(3.04 €)
     +72.69 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.23 R
(3.01 €)
100.83 R
(5.93 €)
     +96.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 35.89 R
(2.11 €)
69.88 R
(4.11 €)
     +94.74 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 51.29 R
(3.02 €)
130.74 R
(7.69 €)
     +154.91 %
Apples (1 lb) 9.90 R
(0.58 €)
15.04 R
(0.89 €)
     +52.01 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.83 R
(0.58 €)
13.79 R
(0.81 €)
     +40.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.81 R
(0.64 €)
16.32 R
(0.96 €)
     +50.94 %
Tomato (1 lb) 9.78 R
(0.58 €)
18.47 R
(1.09 €)
     +88.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 7.74 R
(0.46 €)
11.29 R
(0.66 €)
     +45.83 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.02 R
(0.47 €)
10.18 R
(0.60 €)
     +26.89 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.68 R
(0.92 €)
16.72 R
(0.98 €)
     +6.62 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.42 R
(0.85 €)
8.55 R
(0.50 €)
     -40.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R
(4.71 €)
101.97 R
(6.00 €)
     +27.46 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.11 R
(1.30 €)
25.10 R
(1.48 €)
     +13.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 27.79 R
(1.64 €)
38.40 R
(2.26 €)
     +38.19 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 47.50 R
(2.79 €)
96.87 R
(5.70 €)
     +103.94 %
Transportation
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R
(1.18 €)
33.99 R
(2.00 €)
     +69.95 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 R
(32.36 €)
662.79 R
(39.00 €)
     +20.51 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.50 R
(0.79 €)
101.97 R
(6.00 €)
     +655.32 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R
(1.14 €)
36.92 R
(2.17 €)
     +91.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 R
(2.82 €)
509.84 R
(30.00 €)
     +962.17 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 59.28 R
(3.49 €)
99.60 R
(5.86 €)
     +68.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 265,000.00 R
(15,593.09 €)
416,370.46 R
(24,500.00 €)
     +57.12 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 347,872.73 R
(20,469.47 €)
394,957.12 R
(23,240.00 €)
     +13.53 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,522.15 R
(89.57 €)
2,823.73 R
(166.15 €)
     +85.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.42 R
(0.08 €)
3.10 R
(0.18 €)
     +118.70 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 797.84 R
(46.95 €)
482.50 R
(28.39 €)
     -39.52 %
Sports And Leisure
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 509.29 R
(29.97 €)
953.59 R
(56.11 €)
     +87.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 154.00 R
(9.06 €)
461.95 R
(27.18 €)
     +199.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 R
(5.88 €)
169.95 R
(10.00 €)
     +69.95 %
Childcare
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,366.67 R
(198.10 €)
10,931.00 R
(643.20 €)
     +224.68 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 80,066.67 R
(4,711.27 €)
255,664.21 R
(15,043.75 €)
     +219.31 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 747.78 R
(44.00 €)
1,322.80 R
(77.84 €)
     +76.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 530.53 R
(31.22 €)
550.75 R
(32.41 €)
     +3.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,259.97 R
(74.14 €)
1,404.68 R
(82.65 €)
     +11.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,227.27 R
(72.21 €)
2,094.43 R
(123.24 €)
     +70.66 %
Rent Per Month
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,792.00 R
(576.18 €)
17,834.09 R
(1,049.39 €)
     +82.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,152.00 R
(420.84 €)
12,533.60 R
(737.50 €)
     +75.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,378.46 R
(1,199.11 €)
40,277.47 R
(2,370.00 €)
     +97.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 13,477.27 R
(793.03 €)
26,273.83 R
(1,546.00 €)
     +94.95 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,206.80 R
(188.69 €)
12,142.70 R
(714.50 €)
     +278.65 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,967.22 R
(115.75 €)
5,551.34 R
(326.65 €)
     +182.19 %
Salaries And Financing
Cape Town Edit Milan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,151.63 R
(1,303.44 €)
28,217.61 R
(1,660.38 €)
     +27.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.23 1.71      -79.20 %
Last update: August 2021August 2021
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