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Cost of Living Comparison Between Johannesburg and Cape Town 

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Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 6.95% lower than in Johannesburg
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 7.08% higher than in Johannesburg
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 47.34% higher than in Johannesburg
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 4.29% lower than in Johannesburg
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 2.70% lower than in Johannesburg
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 8.51% lower than in Johannesburg
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 130.00 R 120.00 R      -7.69 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 R 500.00 R      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R 60.00 R      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 R 30.00 R      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 32.00 R 40.00 R      +25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 25.86 R 25.72 R      -0.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.61 R 13.30 R      -2.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.39 R 10.66 R      +2.63 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 58.91 R 48.74 R      -17.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 11.85 R 12.28 R      +3.66 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.59 R 10.23 R      +6.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 30.76 R 32.67 R      +6.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 46.14 R 48.81 R      +5.79 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 34.52 R 34.87 R      +1.02 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 43.85 R 47.59 R      +8.53 %
Apples (1 lb) 9.86 R 9.81 R      -0.47 %
Banana (1 lb) 8.19 R 8.03 R      -1.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 9.97 R 8.92 R      -10.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 8.40 R 8.08 R      -3.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 7.60 R 6.46 R      -14.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.75 R 6.17 R      -20.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 14.86 R 13.81 R      -7.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.43 R 15.58 R      -5.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 R 65.00 R      -7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.82 R 20.33 R      +14.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 27.20 R 30.76 R      +13.09 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 R 40.00 R      -11.11 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 R 15.00 R      -40.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 R 390.00 R      -44.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R 15.00 R      -25.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 R 16.09 R      -33.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 R 43.50 R      -56.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 60.34 R 59.21 R      -1.88 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 R 300,000.00 R      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 286,320.69 R 278,460.53 R      -2.75 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,312.23 R 1,072.14 R      -18.30 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.66 R 1.69 R      +2.06 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 950.32 R 912.91 R      -3.94 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 495.21 R 498.31 R      +0.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 149.08 R 127.25 R      -14.65 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 80.00 R 80.00 R      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,404.87 R 3,063.69 R      -10.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 71,663.83 R 59,205.13 R      -17.38 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 755.27 R 785.39 R      +3.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 478.08 R 473.59 R      -0.94 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,225.57 R 1,223.48 R      -0.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,180.21 R 1,221.62 R      +3.51 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,311.70 R 10,680.56 R      +69.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,587.30 R 7,006.67 R      +25.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,383.93 R 22,713.11 R      +69.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,452.37 R 14,777.78 R      +29.04 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,386.48 R 3,430.99 R      +147.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 984.46 R 1,670.97 R      +69.74 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,206.90 R 17,836.02 R      -2.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.53 10.27      -2.47 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:433412
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: ZAR