Cost of Living Comparison Between Durban and Cape Town 

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Cost of Living in Cape Town is 6.8% higher than in Durban (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cape Town is 22.4% higher than in Durban
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 80.3% higher than in Durban
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 16.9% higher than in Durban
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 14.8% higher than in Durban
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 19.9% higher than in Durban
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Restaurants
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R 150.00 R      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 R 700.00 R      +40.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 R 87.00 R      +8.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 33.50 R 45.00 R      +34.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R 50.00 R      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 31.82 R 37.67 R      +18.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.03 R 17.56 R      +9.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.54 R 12.95 R      +12.1 %
Markets
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 74.66 R 72.27 R      -3.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15.22 R 16.88 R      +10.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.65 R 13.30 R      +14.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 34.49 R 42.52 R      +23.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 54.63 R 65.87 R      +20.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 34.38 R 39.90 R      +16.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.79 R 55.60 R      +11.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.97 R 12.58 R      +14.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.86 R 12.70 R      +28.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 9.05 R 12.11 R      +33.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 9.84 R 12.47 R      +26.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 8.73 R 10.60 R      +21.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.92 R 10.77 R      +20.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 17.32 R 18.89 R      +9.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.91 R 16.77 R      -0.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R 90.00 R      +12.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 26.81 R 24.11 R      -10.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 33.29 R 28.00 R      -15.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 R 52.00 R      +4.0 %
Transportation
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 37.50 R 20.00 R      -46.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 687.93 R 825.00 R      +19.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 R 20.00 R      -20.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 29.77 R 28.97 R      -2.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 R 49.00 R      -59.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 90.18 R 89.21 R      -1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 355,000.00 R 370,000.00 R      +4.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 423,008.33 R 411,020.57 R      -2.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,647.28 R 1,689.85 R      -36.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 523.00 R 597.87 R      +14.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 677.46 R 768.00 R      +13.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 552.78 R 663.84 R      +20.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 165.00 R 149.38 R      -9.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 120.00 R 120.00 R      0.0 %
Childcare
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,395.06 R 3,444.23 R      +1.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 65,155.56 R 79,117.59 R      +21.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 736.21 R 869.19 R      +18.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 480.50 R 517.92 R      +7.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,454.50 R 1,623.41 R      +11.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,125.00 R 1,315.84 R      +17.0 %
Rent Per Month
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,358.33 R 12,614.29 R      +98.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,105.00 R 8,456.25 R      +38.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,208.33 R 26,068.97 R      +113.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,684.21 R 16,620.69 R      +55.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,444.99 R 3,410.85 R      +136.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,069.20 R 2,330.16 R      +12.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 19,880.93 R 29,164.16 R      +46.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.59 11.87      +2.4 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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