Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 181.9% higher than in Cape Town (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 256.5% higher than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 423.6% higher than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 195.5% higher than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 247.8% higher than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 41.1% higher than in Cape Town
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Restaurants
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R
(7.83 $)
478.79 R
(25.00 $)
     +219.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 R
(36.55 $)
1,915.15 R
(100.00 $)
     +173.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 90.00 R
(4.70 $)
229.82 R
(12.00 $)
     +155.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 42.00 R
(2.19 $)
153.21 R
(8.00 $)
     +264.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 R
(2.61 $)
153.21 R
(8.00 $)
     +206.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 37.50 R
(1.96 $)
107.63 R
(5.62 $)
     +187.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.76 R
(0.87 $)
53.15 R
(2.77 $)
     +217.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.16 R
(0.69 $)
44.92 R
(2.35 $)
     +241.4 %
Markets
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 69.45 R
(3.63 $)
116.08 R
(6.06 $)
     +67.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16.37 R
(0.85 $)
84.89 R
(4.43 $)
     +418.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.39 R
(0.70 $)
58.12 R
(3.03 $)
     +334.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 42.35 R
(2.21 $)
103.58 R
(5.41 $)
     +144.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 64.73 R
(3.38 $)
181.97 R
(9.50 $)
     +181.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 41.04 R
(2.14 $)
144.75 R
(7.56 $)
     +252.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 55.04 R
(2.87 $)
178.28 R
(9.31 $)
     +223.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 12.26 R
(0.64 $)
59.27 R
(3.09 $)
     +383.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 13.10 R
(0.68 $)
28.14 R
(1.47 $)
     +114.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 11.96 R
(0.62 $)
49.67 R
(2.59 $)
     +315.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12.36 R
(0.65 $)
66.03 R
(3.45 $)
     +434.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.73 R
(0.56 $)
37.72 R
(1.97 $)
     +251.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 10.93 R
(0.57 $)
29.97 R
(1.57 $)
     +174.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 18.58 R
(0.97 $)
57.43 R
(3.00 $)
     +209.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.00 R
(0.89 $)
45.57 R
(2.38 $)
     +168.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 87.50 R
(4.57 $)
339.94 R
(17.75 $)
     +288.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 23.98 R
(1.25 $)
44.61 R
(2.33 $)
     +86.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 28.54 R
(1.49 $)
59.45 R
(3.10 $)
     +108.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 52.00 R
(2.72 $)
253.76 R
(13.25 $)
     +388.0 %
Transportation
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R
(1.04 $)
57.45 R
(3.00 $)
     +187.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 675.00 R
(35.25 $)
1,876.85 R
(98.00 $)
     +178.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(1.04 $)
86.18 R
(4.50 $)
     +330.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 R
(1.26 $)
95.76 R
(5.00 $)
     +296.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.00 R
(2.87 $)
1,053.33 R
(55.00 $)
     +1,815.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 88.63 R
(4.63 $)
99.23 R
(5.18 $)
     +12.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 348,200.00 R
(18,181.31 $)
612,849.12 R
(32,000.00 $)
     +76.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 405,139.01 R
(21,154.39 $)
523,535.49 R
(27,336.48 $)
     +29.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,634.28 R
(85.33 $)
5,038.75 R
(263.10 $)
     +208.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 637.38 R
(33.28 $)
985.29 R
(51.45 $)
     +54.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 760.45 R
(39.71 $)
1,300.56 R
(67.91 $)
     +71.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 707.30 R
(36.93 $)
2,109.86 R
(110.17 $)
     +198.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 133.53 R
(6.97 $)
463.47 R
(24.20 $)
     +247.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 110.00 R
(5.74 $)
325.58 R
(17.00 $)
     +196.0 %
Childcare
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,378.00 R
(176.38 $)
51,070.76 R
(2,666.67 $)
     +1,411.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 79,323.76 R
(4,141.90 $)
600,081.43 R
(31,333.33 $)
     +656.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 850.39 R
(44.40 $)
1,211.75 R
(63.27 $)
     +42.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 513.72 R
(26.82 $)
990.64 R
(51.73 $)
     +92.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,625.73 R
(84.89 $)
2,089.25 R
(109.09 $)
     +28.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,332.54 R
(69.58 $)
2,689.27 R
(140.42 $)
     +101.8 %
Rent Per Month
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,554.05 R
(655.51 $)
62,590.41 R
(3,268.17 $)
     +398.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,188.57 R
(427.57 $)
52,735.12 R
(2,753.57 $)
     +544.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,354.84 R
(1,323.91 $)
113,296.65 R
(5,915.80 $)
     +346.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,109.38 R
(841.15 $)
97,114.24 R
(5,070.83 $)
     +502.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,352.53 R
(175.05 $)
24,649.42 R
(1,287.07 $)
     +635.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,279.82 R
(119.04 $)
21,876.09 R
(1,142.26 $)
     +859.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Cape Town Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 28,825.99 R
(1,505.15 $)
145,007.68 R
(7,571.60 $)
     +403.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.83 6.77      -42.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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