Cost of Living Comparison Between Durban and Cape Town 

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Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 4.23% higher than in Durban (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 20.14% higher than in Durban
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 72.15% higher than in Durban
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 12.37% higher than in Durban
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 9.28% higher than in Durban
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 13.78% higher than in Durban
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Restaurants
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 R 120.00 R      +20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 R 550.00 R      +10.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R 60.00 R      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 R 35.00 R      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 36.00 R 40.00 R      +11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.50 R 28.00 R      +5.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.74 R 14.06 R      +2.39 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.53 R 10.93 R      +3.78 %
Markets
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 64.49 R 53.55 R      -16.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.03 R 12.49 R      -4.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.62 R 10.22 R      -3.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 28.53 R 31.27 R      +9.59 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 47.28 R 50.69 R      +7.22 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 31.10 R 34.67 R      +11.48 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.62 R 49.47 R      +16.07 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.05 R 10.68 R      +6.32 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.01 R 10.29 R      +14.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 8.83 R 10.42 R      +17.94 %
Tomato (1 lb) 8.27 R 10.05 R      +21.50 %
Potato (1 lb) 6.78 R 8.92 R      +31.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.20 R 8.19 R      +13.77 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.85 R 15.58 R      -1.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.95 R 14.11 R      -5.61 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 R 80.00 R      +23.08 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.12 R 22.83 R      +26.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.83 R 30.87 R      +35.21 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 R 45.00 R      0.00 %
Transportation
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 R 20.00 R      +33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 R 525.00 R      -25.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 17.00 R 17.50 R      +2.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R 19.31 R      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 61.50 R 50.00 R      -18.70 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 60.16 R 57.08 R      -5.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 R 270,000.00 R      -10.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 309,095.65 R 314,975.86 R      +1.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,508.02 R 1,354.16 R      -10.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.61 R 1.80 R      +11.55 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 940.00 R 857.69 R      -8.76 %
Sports And Leisure
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 420.93 R 493.17 R      +17.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 150.45 R 137.62 R      -8.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 R 100.00 R      +11.11 %
Childcare
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,896.79 R 3,133.33 R      +8.17 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 59,142.86 R 65,785.79 R      +11.23 %
Clothing And Shoes
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 748.27 R 713.97 R      -4.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 491.00 R 512.23 R      +4.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,273.21 R 1,231.03 R      -3.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,235.92 R 1,232.72 R      -0.26 %
Rent Per Month
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,248.28 R 10,521.05 R      +100.47 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,113.33 R 7,539.47 R      +47.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,465.52 R 21,461.73 R      +105.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,366.63 R 14,176.47 R      +36.75 %
Buy Apartment Price
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.99 R 3,236.12 R      +209.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.19 R 1,958.70 R      +71.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Durban Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,978.26 R 21,840.92 R      +36.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.07 8.45      -16.06 %
Last update: May 2021April 2021
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