Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 105.52% higher than in Cape Town (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 94.40% higher than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 72.65% higher than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 31.93% higher than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 153.33% higher than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 11.87% higher than in Cape Town
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Restaurants
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 R
(877.19 ¥)
123.12 R
(900.00 ¥)
     +2.60 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 550.00 R
(4,020.45 ¥)
684.00 R
(5,000.00 ¥)
     +24.36 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R
(438.59 ¥)
95.76 R
(700.00 ¥)
     +59.60 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 R
(255.85 ¥)
68.40 R
(500.00 ¥)
     +95.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R
(292.40 ¥)
82.08 R
(600.00 ¥)
     +105.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.99 R
(204.63 ¥)
53.39 R
(390.24 ¥)
     +90.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.76 R
(100.59 ¥)
20.63 R
(150.79 ¥)
     +49.90 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.79 R
(78.89 ¥)
14.94 R
(109.24 ¥)
     +38.46 %
Markets
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 53.87 R
(393.80 ¥)
104.10 R
(760.98 ¥)
     +93.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.58 R
(91.97 ¥)
27.60 R
(201.74 ¥)
     +119.37 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.04 R
(73.39 ¥)
31.60 R
(230.97 ¥)
     +214.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 32.30 R
(236.09 ¥)
34.04 R
(248.81 ¥)
     +5.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 50.67 R
(370.41 ¥)
98.59 R
(720.71 ¥)
     +94.57 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 35.24 R
(257.58 ¥)
57.17 R
(417.92 ¥)
     +62.25 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.13 R
(359.17 ¥)
158.27 R
(1,156.93 ¥)
     +222.11 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.90 R
(79.69 ¥)
52.65 R
(384.84 ¥)
     +382.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 10.43 R
(76.28 ¥)
23.60 R
(172.49 ¥)
     +126.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.70 R
(78.19 ¥)
36.97 R
(270.27 ¥)
     +245.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 10.06 R
(73.54 ¥)
42.54 R
(310.94 ¥)
     +322.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 9.06 R
(66.22 ¥)
25.00 R
(182.77 ¥)
     +175.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.52 R
(62.26 ¥)
20.83 R
(152.24 ¥)
     +144.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.47 R
(113.07 ¥)
27.00 R
(197.40 ¥)
     +74.58 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.83 R
(101.09 ¥)
17.18 R
(125.61 ¥)
     +24.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R
(584.79 ¥)
198.36 R
(1,450.00 ¥)
     +147.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.68 R
(165.82 ¥)
46.00 R
(336.27 ¥)
     +102.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 29.51 R
(215.69 ¥)
51.30 R
(375.00 ¥)
     +73.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 R
(328.95 ¥)
71.14 R
(520.00 ¥)
     +58.08 %
Transportation
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R
(146.20 ¥)
28.73 R
(210.00 ¥)
     +43.64 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 525.00 R
(3,837.70 ¥)
1,402.21 R
(10,250.00 ¥)
     +167.09 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(146.20 ¥)
63.61 R
(465.00 ¥)
     +218.06 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R
(141.17 ¥)
91.37 R
(667.88 ¥)
     +373.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 R
(365.50 ¥)
478.80 R
(3,500.00 ¥)
     +857.60 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 57.21 R
(418.23 ¥)
71.92 R
(525.74 ¥)
     +25.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 R
(2,192,972.74 ¥)
346,721.14 R
(2,534,500.00 ¥)
     +15.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 306,980.77 R
(2,244,001.53 ¥)
291,891.45 R
(2,133,700.00 ¥)
     -4.92 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,298.77 R
(9,493.92 ¥)
3,037.50 R
(22,203.85 ¥)
     +133.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.79 R
(13.11 ¥)
4.16 R
(30.38 ¥)
     +131.81 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 878.06 R
(6,418.56 ¥)
624.28 R
(4,563.46 ¥)
     -28.90 %
Sports And Leisure
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 490.50 R
(3,585.51 ¥)
1,311.01 R
(9,583.33 ¥)
     +167.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 137.62 R
(1,005.98 ¥)
431.54 R
(3,154.55 ¥)
     +213.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 R
(730.99 ¥)
246.24 R
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +146.24 %
Childcare
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,089.74 R
(22,585.74 ¥)
11,017.25 R
(80,535.09 ¥)
     +256.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 66,692.38 R
(487,515.27 ¥)
271,424.84 R
(1,984,090.91 ¥)
     +306.98 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 740.15 R
(5,410.40 ¥)
928.60 R
(6,787.99 ¥)
     +25.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 536.69 R
(3,923.18 ¥)
604.46 R
(4,418.55 ¥)
     +12.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,282.83 R
(9,377.36 ¥)
1,117.20 R
(8,166.67 ¥)
     -12.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,319.14 R
(9,642.78 ¥)
1,725.79 R
(12,615.38 ¥)
     +30.83 %
Rent Per Month
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,623.03 R
(77,653.36 ¥)
17,765.21 R
(129,862.07 ¥)
     +67.23 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,497.95 R
(54,809.31 ¥)
10,507.13 R
(76,806.15 ¥)
     +40.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,285.26 R
(162,903.22 ¥)
42,990.41 R
(314,256.00 ¥)
     +92.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,555.88 R
(106,402.18 ¥)
22,430.74 R
(163,966.67 ¥)
     +54.10 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,377.83 R
(24,691.61 ¥)
15,950.31 R
(116,595.33 ¥)
     +372.21 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,897.22 R
(13,868.48 ¥)
9,842.60 R
(71,948.53 ¥)
     +418.79 %
Salaries And Financing
Cape Town Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,415.46 R
(156,545.10 ¥)
46,573.25 R
(340,446.25 ¥)
     +117.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.93 1.34      -85.00 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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