Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 50.13% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 56.37% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 64.99% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 55.48% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 42.29% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 3.29% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.50 £
(364.26 R)
7.62 £
(150.00 R)
     -58.82 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 £
(1,279.83 R)
30.47 £
(600.00 R)
     -53.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 £
(127.98 R)
3.56 £
(70.00 R)
     -45.31 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £
(118.14 R)
2.03 £
(40.00 R)
     -66.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(98.45 R)
2.29 £
(45.00 R)
     -54.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.20 £
(63.04 R)
1.54 £
(30.33 R)
     -51.88 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 £
(28.33 R)
0.76 £
(14.97 R)
     -47.17 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.30 £
(25.55 R)
0.59 £
(11.64 R)
     -54.45 %
Markets
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.04 £
(79.57 R)
3.01 £
(59.19 R)
     -25.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.00 £
(19.74 R)
0.73 £
(14.37 R)
     -27.18 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.82 £
(16.10 R)
0.54 £
(10.62 R)
     -34.01 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.32 £
(45.76 R)
1.66 £
(32.67 R)
     -28.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.95 £
(58.09 R)
2.72 £
(53.54 R)
     -7.82 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.05 £
(60.06 R)
1.75 £
(34.51 R)
     -42.54 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.62 £
(90.99 R)
2.55 £
(50.14 R)
     -44.90 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £
(18.74 R)
0.58 £
(11.43 R)
     -39.01 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £
(11.56 R)
0.54 £
(10.72 R)
     -7.32 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.84 £
(16.45 R)
0.53 £
(10.53 R)
     -35.99 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 £
(22.01 R)
0.55 £
(10.85 R)
     -50.70 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £
(10.53 R)
0.43 £
(8.44 R)
     -19.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.56 £
(11.04 R)
0.41 £
(8.07 R)
     -26.92 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 £
(16.70 R)
0.86 £
(16.97 R)
     +1.61 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 £
(22.35 R)
0.81 £
(15.88 R)
     -28.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(157.52 R)
4.06 £
(80.00 R)
     -49.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 £
(43.06 R)
1.34 £
(26.45 R)
     -38.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 £
(49.77 R)
1.75 £
(34.52 R)
     -30.65 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(255.97 R)
2.54 £
(50.00 R)
     -80.47 %
Transportation
London Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(55.13 R)
1.02 £
(20.00 R)
     -63.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 159.50 £
(3,140.50 R)
25.39 £
(500.00 R)
     -84.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.65 £
(91.56 R)
0.89 £
(17.50 R)
     -80.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(53.87 R)
0.98 £
(19.31 R)
     -64.15 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(567.06 R)
2.23 £
(44.00 R)
     -92.24 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.68 £
(131.49 R)
4.30 £
(84.74 R)
     -35.56 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,300.00 £
(478,458.84 R)
16,252.18 £
(320,000.00 R)
     -33.12 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,525.69 £
(482,902.65 R)
19,660.06 £
(387,100.00 R)
     -19.84 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 247.09 £
(4,865.17 R)
67.96 £
(1,338.09 R)
     -72.50 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(2.56 R)
0.07 £
(1.41 R)
     -45.03 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.11 £
(592.89 R)
40.20 £
(791.58 R)
     +33.51 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.90 £
(883.98 R)
34.01 £
(669.69 R)
     -24.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.70 £
(230.43 R)
8.23 £
(162.08 R)
     -29.66 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £
(255.97 R)
5.08 £
(100.00 R)
     -60.93 %
Childcare
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,550.95 £
(30,537.66 R)
180.62 £
(3,556.41 R)
     -88.35 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,815.79 £
(370,476.58 R)
3,989.04 £
(78,542.86 R)
     -78.80 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.78 £
(1,531.42 R)
41.21 £
(811.34 R)
     -47.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.25 £
(674.37 R)
28.27 £
(556.63 R)
     -17.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.98 £
(1,495.95 R)
75.40 £
(1,484.54 R)
     -0.76 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.75 £
(1,885.29 R)
66.58 £
(1,310.85 R)
     -30.47 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,798.96 £
(35,420.89 R)
605.53 £
(11,922.66 R)
     -66.34 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,308.49 £
(25,763.82 R)
405.30 £
(7,980.26 R)
     -69.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,308.81 £
(65,149.35 R)
1,192.73 £
(23,484.38 R)
     -63.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,182.68 £
(42,976.22 R)
797.71 £
(15,706.58 R)
     -63.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,222.95 £
(24,079.51 R)
167.10 £
(3,290.07 R)
     -86.34 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 634.48 £
(12,492.63 R)
114.01 £
(2,244.75 R)
     -82.03 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,905.27 £
(57,203.70 R)
1,225.79 £
(24,135.45 R)
     -57.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.69 8.15      +203.16 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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