Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and London 

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Cost of Living in London is 130.6% higher than in Cape Town (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in London is 185.2% higher than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in London are 305.2% higher than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in London are 178.4% higher than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in London are 114.8% higher than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in London is 0.3% lower than in Cape Town
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Restaurants
Cape Town Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R
(6.39 £)
469.40 R
(20.00 £)
     +212.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 R
(29.83 £)
1,877.61 R
(80.00 £)
     +168.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 90.00 R
(3.83 £)
187.76 R
(8.00 £)
     +108.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 R
(1.92 £)
152.56 R
(6.50 £)
     +239.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 R
(2.13 £)
129.09 R
(5.50 £)
     +158.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 37.67 R
(1.60 £)
84.69 R
(3.61 £)
     +124.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.00 R
(0.72 £)
47.59 R
(2.03 £)
     +179.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.12 R
(0.56 £)
38.11 R
(1.62 £)
     +190.6 %
Markets
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 71.34 R
(3.04 £)
115.73 R
(4.93 £)
     +62.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16.93 R
(0.72 £)
33.07 R
(1.41 £)
     +95.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.45 R
(0.57 £)
22.02 R
(0.94 £)
     +63.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 42.62 R
(1.82 £)
74.99 R
(3.20 £)
     +76.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 65.50 R
(2.79 £)
81.32 R
(3.46 £)
     +24.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 40.21 R
(1.71 £)
80.26 R
(3.42 £)
     +99.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 55.23 R
(2.35 £)
129.45 R
(5.52 £)
     +134.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 12.45 R
(0.53 £)
28.10 R
(1.20 £)
     +125.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 13.15 R
(0.56 £)
14.02 R
(0.60 £)
     +6.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 12.02 R
(0.51 £)
28.27 R
(1.20 £)
     +135.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12.48 R
(0.53 £)
35.25 R
(1.50 £)
     +182.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.63 R
(0.45 £)
13.36 R
(0.57 £)
     +25.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 11.08 R
(0.47 £)
12.41 R
(0.53 £)
     +12.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 18.60 R
(0.79 £)
22.77 R
(0.97 £)
     +22.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.11 R
(0.73 £)
30.44 R
(1.30 £)
     +77.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.00 R
(3.83 £)
222.97 R
(9.50 £)
     +147.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 24.06 R
(1.03 £)
49.89 R
(2.13 £)
     +107.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 28.27 R
(1.20 £)
57.15 R
(2.44 £)
     +102.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 52.00 R
(2.22 £)
352.05 R
(15.00 £)
     +577.0 %
Transportation
Cape Town Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R
(0.85 £)
65.72 R
(2.80 £)
     +228.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 750.00 R
(31.96 £)
4,694.02 R
(200.00 £)
     +525.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(0.85 £)
105.62 R
(4.50 £)
     +428.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.16 R
(1.20 £)
73.56 R
(3.13 £)
     +161.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.00 R
(2.09 £)
704.10 R
(30.00 £)
     +1,336.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 89.07 R
(3.80 £)
134.31 R
(5.72 £)
     +50.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 350,000.00 R
(14,912.60 £)
640,263.80 R
(27,280.00 £)
     +82.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 405,244.97 R
(17,266.45 £)
606,950.95 R
(25,860.62 £)
     +49.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,737.85 R
(74.05 £)
6,844.21 R
(291.61 £)
     +293.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 606.13 R
(25.83 £)
363.64 R
(15.49 £)
     -40.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 757.37 R
(32.27 £)
732.88 R
(31.23 £)
     -3.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 662.63 R
(28.23 £)
1,078.16 R
(45.94 £)
     +62.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 146.47 R
(6.24 £)
336.85 R
(14.35 £)
     +130.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 120.00 R
(5.11 £)
352.05 R
(15.00 £)
     +193.4 %
Childcare
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,390.38 R
(144.46 £)
43,192.94 R
(1,840.34 £)
     +1,174.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 75,147.32 R
(3,201.83 £)
470,686.88 R
(20,054.76 £)
     +526.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cape Town Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 871.67 R
(37.14 £)
1,928.25 R
(82.16 £)
     +121.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 508.86 R
(21.68 £)
928.74 R
(39.57 £)
     +82.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,637.85 R
(69.78 £)
2,092.54 R
(89.16 £)
     +27.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,346.00 R
(57.35 £)
2,330.24 R
(99.29 £)
     +73.1 %
Rent Per Month
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,585.71 R
(536.25 £)
50,029.59 R
(2,131.63 £)
     +297.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,425.00 R
(358.97 £)
37,815.72 R
(1,611.23 £)
     +348.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,241.38 R
(1,118.08 £)
103,807.53 R
(4,422.97 £)
     +295.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,600.00 R
(707.28 £)
67,100.36 R
(2,858.97 £)
     +304.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,381.87 R
(144.09 £)
30,336.62 R
(1,292.57 £)
     +797.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,343.39 R
(99.85 £)
17,349.61 R
(739.22 £)
     +640.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 28,765.13 R
(1,225.61 £)
81,788.39 R
(3,484.79 £)
     +184.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.87 5.53      -53.4 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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