Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and Johannesburg 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Johannesburg are 8.01% higher than in Cape Town (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Johannesburg are 4.55% lower than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in Johannesburg are 29.55% lower than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 3.37% higher than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in Johannesburg are 0.74% lower than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in Johannesburg is 6.02% lower than in Cape Town
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Restaurants
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 R 120.00 R      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 550.00 R 600.00 R      +9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R 60.00 R      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 R 33.50 R      -4.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R 40.00 R      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.85 R 27.89 R      +0.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 14.04 R 14.33 R      +2.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.88 R 11.73 R      +7.82 %
Markets
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 53.43 R 62.59 R      +17.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.48 R 13.06 R      +4.60 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.22 R 10.20 R      -0.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 30.99 R 31.10 R      +0.35 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 50.60 R 51.49 R      +1.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 34.85 R 34.46 R      -1.15 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.87 R 47.61 R      -4.52 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.68 R 10.84 R      +1.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 10.29 R 9.89 R      -3.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.42 R 10.10 R      -3.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 10.05 R 9.86 R      -1.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 8.92 R 8.38 R      -6.06 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.19 R 8.22 R      +0.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.58 R 15.58 R      +0.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.11 R 14.70 R      +4.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R 75.00 R      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.84 R 21.42 R      -6.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.37 R 27.68 R      -8.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 R 45.00 R      0.00 %
Transportation
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R 35.00 R      +75.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 525.00 R 1,147.83 R      +118.63 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 17.50 R 25.00 R      +42.86 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R 18.51 R      -4.17 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 R 100.00 R      +100.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 57.07 R 57.56 R      +0.85 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 259,500.00 R 330,000.00 R      +27.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 314,975.86 R 317,737.93 R      +0.88 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,345.30 R 1,612.38 R      +19.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.80 R 1.65 R      -8.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 857.69 R 918.80 R      +7.13 %
Sports And Leisure
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 496.61 R 463.93 R      -6.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 137.62 R 155.00 R      +12.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 R 90.00 R      -10.00 %
Childcare
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,133.33 R 3,624.77 R      +15.68 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 65,785.79 R 89,929.33 R      +36.70 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 720.22 R 781.75 R      +8.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 512.23 R 519.16 R      +1.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,222.32 R 1,320.81 R      +8.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,260.31 R 1,307.00 R      +3.70 %
Rent Per Month
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,469.23 R 6,735.29 R      -35.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,500.00 R 6,076.92 R      -18.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,180.85 R 13,553.55 R      -36.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,200.00 R 11,230.23 R      -20.91 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,234.94 R 1,408.62 R      -56.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,958.23 R 1,071.61 R      -45.28 %
Salaries And Financing
Cape Town Edit Johannesburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,394.56 R 19,190.75 R      -10.30 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.40 7.98      -5.02 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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