Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and Rome 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Rome are 78.57% higher than in Cape Town (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Rome are 70.17% higher than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in Rome are 53.46% higher than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in Rome are 93.05% higher than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in Rome are 80.33% higher than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in Rome is 29.84% lower than in Cape Town
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Restaurants
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 R
(6.99 €)
257.51 R
(15.00 €)
     +114.59 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 550.00 R
(32.04 €)
1,030.04 R
(60.00 €)
     +87.28 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R
(3.50 €)
137.34 R
(8.00 €)
     +128.90 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 R
(2.04 €)
85.84 R
(5.00 €)
     +145.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R
(2.33 €)
85.84 R
(5.00 €)
     +114.59 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.85 R
(1.62 €)
21.53 R
(1.25 €)
     -22.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 14.04 R
(0.82 €)
33.54 R
(1.95 €)
     +138.93 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.88 R
(0.63 €)
18.91 R
(1.10 €)
     +73.76 %
Markets
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 53.43 R
(3.11 €)
94.73 R
(5.52 €)
     +77.30 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.48 R
(0.73 €)
29.38 R
(1.71 €)
     +135.31 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.22 R
(0.60 €)
18.50 R
(1.08 €)
     +81.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 30.99 R
(1.81 €)
64.03 R
(3.73 €)
     +106.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 50.60 R
(2.95 €)
106.47 R
(6.20 €)
     +110.41 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 34.85 R
(2.03 €)
68.41 R
(3.98 €)
     +96.26 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.87 R
(2.90 €)
124.95 R
(7.28 €)
     +150.55 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.68 R
(0.62 €)
14.98 R
(0.87 €)
     +40.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 10.29 R
(0.60 €)
13.19 R
(0.77 €)
     +28.17 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.42 R
(0.61 €)
15.76 R
(0.92 €)
     +51.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 10.05 R
(0.59 €)
17.17 R
(1.00 €)
     +70.92 %
Potato (1 lb) 8.92 R
(0.52 €)
10.75 R
(0.63 €)
     +20.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.19 R
(0.48 €)
11.56 R
(0.67 €)
     +41.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.58 R
(0.91 €)
20.83 R
(1.21 €)
     +33.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.11 R
(0.82 €)
11.09 R
(0.65 €)
     -21.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R
(4.66 €)
103.00 R
(6.00 €)
     +28.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.84 R
(1.33 €)
21.51 R
(1.25 €)
     -5.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.37 R
(1.77 €)
32.25 R
(1.88 €)
     +6.17 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 R
(2.62 €)
97.85 R
(5.70 €)
     +117.45 %
Transportation
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R
(1.17 €)
25.75 R
(1.50 €)
     +28.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 525.00 R
(30.58 €)
600.85 R
(35.00 €)
     +14.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 17.50 R
(1.02 €)
68.67 R
(4.00 €)
     +292.39 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R
(1.12 €)
35.92 R
(2.09 €)
     +85.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 R
(2.91 €)
557.94 R
(32.50 €)
     +1,015.87 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 57.07 R
(3.32 €)
95.38 R
(5.56 €)
     +67.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 259,500.00 R
(15,115.99 €)
394,846.84 R
(23,000.00 €)
     +52.16 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 314,975.86 R
(18,347.48 €)
419,567.69 R
(24,440.00 €)
     +33.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,345.30 R
(78.36 €)
3,117.33 R
(181.59 €)
     +131.72 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.80 R
(0.10 €)
2.96 R
(0.17 €)
     +64.25 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 857.69 R
(49.96 €)
525.91 R
(30.63 €)
     -38.68 %
Sports And Leisure
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 496.61 R
(28.93 €)
1,092.19 R
(63.62 €)
     +119.93 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 137.62 R
(8.02 €)
352.65 R
(20.54 €)
     +156.25 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 R
(5.83 €)
154.51 R
(9.00 €)
     +54.51 %
Childcare
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,133.33 R
(182.52 €)
8,309.09 R
(484.01 €)
     +165.18 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 65,785.79 R
(3,832.05 €)
203,861.14 R
(11,875.00 €)
     +209.89 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 720.22 R
(41.95 €)
1,481.67 R
(86.31 €)
     +105.72 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 512.23 R
(29.84 €)
562.70 R
(32.78 €)
     +9.85 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,222.32 R
(71.20 €)
1,444.69 R
(84.15 €)
     +18.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,260.31 R
(73.41 €)
2,283.24 R
(133.00 €)
     +81.17 %
Rent Per Month
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,469.23 R
(609.84 €)
16,360.39 R
(953.00 €)
     +56.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,500.00 R
(436.88 €)
11,399.06 R
(664.00 €)
     +51.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,180.85 R
(1,233.79 €)
34,059.83 R
(1,984.00 €)
     +60.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,200.00 R
(827.16 €)
20,944.05 R
(1,220.00 €)
     +47.49 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,234.94 R
(188.44 €)
10,915.90 R
(635.86 €)
     +237.44 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,958.23 R
(114.07 €)
5,213.92 R
(303.71 €)
     +166.26 %
Salaries And Financing
Cape Town Edit Rome Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,394.56 R
(1,246.24 €)
25,542.53 R
(1,487.86 €)
     +19.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.40 2.10      -75.05 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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