Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 134.2% higher than in Cape Town (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 192.5% higher than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in London are 323.0% higher than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in London are 182.7% higher than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in London are 117.6% higher than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in London is 9.4% lower than in Cape Town
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Restaurants
Cape Town Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R
(6.30 £)
475.97 R
(20.00 £)
     +217.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 R
(29.41 £)
1,903.88 R
(80.00 £)
     +172.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 90.00 R
(3.78 £)
190.39 R
(8.00 £)
     +111.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 42.00 R
(1.76 £)
154.69 R
(6.50 £)
     +268.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 R
(2.10 £)
130.89 R
(5.50 £)
     +161.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 37.50 R
(1.58 £)
85.31 R
(3.58 £)
     +127.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.76 R
(0.70 £)
46.29 R
(1.95 £)
     +176.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.16 R
(0.55 £)
37.61 R
(1.58 £)
     +185.8 %
Markets
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 69.45 R
(2.92 £)
117.75 R
(4.95 £)
     +69.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16.37 R
(0.69 £)
33.75 R
(1.42 £)
     +106.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.39 R
(0.56 £)
21.43 R
(0.90 £)
     +60.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 42.35 R
(1.78 £)
78.27 R
(3.29 £)
     +84.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 64.73 R
(2.72 £)
82.78 R
(3.48 £)
     +27.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 41.04 R
(1.72 £)
82.20 R
(3.45 £)
     +100.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 55.04 R
(2.31 £)
136.91 R
(5.75 £)
     +148.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 12.26 R
(0.52 £)
26.44 R
(1.11 £)
     +115.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 13.10 R
(0.55 £)
13.77 R
(0.58 £)
     +5.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 11.96 R
(0.50 £)
28.09 R
(1.18 £)
     +135.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12.36 R
(0.52 £)
32.50 R
(1.37 £)
     +163.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.73 R
(0.45 £)
13.56 R
(0.57 £)
     +26.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 10.93 R
(0.46 £)
12.94 R
(0.54 £)
     +18.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 18.58 R
(0.78 £)
22.09 R
(0.93 £)
     +18.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.00 R
(0.71 £)
29.85 R
(1.25 £)
     +75.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 87.50 R
(3.68 £)
220.14 R
(9.25 £)
     +151.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 23.98 R
(1.01 £)
48.86 R
(2.05 £)
     +103.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 28.54 R
(1.20 £)
57.33 R
(2.41 £)
     +100.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 52.00 R
(2.19 £)
356.98 R
(15.00 £)
     +586.5 %
Transportation
Cape Town Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R
(0.84 £)
66.64 R
(2.80 £)
     +233.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 675.00 R
(28.36 £)
4,759.69 R
(200.00 £)
     +605.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(0.84 £)
95.19 R
(4.00 £)
     +376.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 R
(1.01 £)
74.59 R
(3.13 £)
     +209.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.00 R
(2.31 £)
713.95 R
(30.00 £)
     +1,198.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 88.63 R
(3.72 £)
136.89 R
(5.75 £)
     +54.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 348,200.00 R
(14,631.19 £)
649,222.32 R
(27,280.00 £)
     +86.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 405,139.01 R
(17,023.74 £)
615,443.37 R
(25,860.62 £)
     +51.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,634.28 R
(68.67 £)
6,831.01 R
(287.04 £)
     +318.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 637.38 R
(26.78 £)
360.11 R
(15.13 £)
     -43.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 760.45 R
(31.95 £)
740.72 R
(31.12 £)
     -2.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 707.30 R
(29.72 £)
1,118.99 R
(47.02 £)
     +58.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 133.53 R
(5.61 £)
331.04 R
(13.91 £)
     +147.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 110.00 R
(4.62 £)
356.98 R
(15.00 £)
     +224.5 %
Childcare
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,378.00 R
(141.94 £)
43,797.29 R
(1,840.34 £)
     +1,196.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 79,323.76 R
(3,333.15 £)
477,272.70 R
(20,054.76 £)
     +501.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cape Town Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 850.39 R
(35.73 £)
1,957.28 R
(82.24 £)
     +130.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 513.72 R
(21.59 £)
951.11 R
(39.97 £)
     +85.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,625.73 R
(68.31 £)
2,105.19 R
(88.46 £)
     +29.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,332.54 R
(55.99 £)
2,233.09 R
(93.83 £)
     +67.6 %
Rent Per Month
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,554.05 R
(527.52 £)
53,260.98 R
(2,238.00 £)
     +324.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,188.57 R
(344.08 £)
38,664.58 R
(1,624.67 £)
     +372.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,354.84 R
(1,065.40 £)
102,865.77 R
(4,322.37 £)
     +305.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,109.38 R
(676.91 £)
68,326.67 R
(2,871.05 £)
     +324.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,352.53 R
(140.87 £)
31,204.60 R
(1,311.20 £)
     +830.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,279.82 R
(95.80 £)
17,051.10 R
(716.48 £)
     +647.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Cape Town Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 28,825.99 R
(1,211.25 £)
76,382.05 R
(3,209.54 £)
     +165.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.83 5.60      -52.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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