Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Cape Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 57.4% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 65.8% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 76.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 63.2% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 54.6% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 2.0% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Cape Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(437.71 R)
6.37 £
(155.00 R)
     -64.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(1,945.38 R)
28.79 £
(700.00 R)
     -64.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(194.54 R)
3.70 £
(90.00 R)
     -53.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(156.85 R)
1.73 £
(42.00 R)
     -73.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(121.59 R)
2.06 £
(50.00 R)
     -58.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(87.21 R)
1.52 £
(37.03 R)
     -57.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £
(47.81 R)
0.69 £
(16.81 R)
     -64.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(37.82 R)
0.52 £
(12.75 R)
     -66.3 %
Markets
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.98 £
(121.09 R)
2.76 £
(66.99 R)
     -44.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(33.08 R)
0.64 £
(15.59 R)
     -52.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(21.98 R)
0.54 £
(13.05 R)
     -40.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(80.44 R)
1.71 £
(41.46 R)
     -48.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(83.28 R)
2.71 £
(65.98 R)
     -20.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(84.71 R)
1.70 £
(41.40 R)
     -51.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 £
(129.72 R)
2.24 £
(54.45 R)
     -58.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(26.99 R)
0.51 £
(12.43 R)
     -54.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £
(13.43 R)
0.53 £
(12.94 R)
     -3.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 £
(28.67 R)
0.49 £
(11.98 R)
     -58.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(36.72 R)
0.50 £
(12.09 R)
     -67.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(13.26 R)
0.44 £
(10.74 R)
     -19.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(12.80 R)
0.47 £
(11.31 R)
     -11.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £
(22.82 R)
0.79 £
(19.11 R)
     -16.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(30.94 R)
0.70 £
(17.03 R)
     -45.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(218.86 R)
3.50 £
(85.00 R)
     -61.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £
(48.59 R)
0.87 £
(21.24 R)
     -56.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(59.08 R)
1.19 £
(28.85 R)
     -51.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(364.76 R)
2.06 £
(50.00 R)
     -86.3 %
Transportation
London Edit Cape Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(68.09 R)
0.82 £
(20.00 R)
     -70.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.00 £
(4,741.87 R)
26.77 £
(651.09 R)
     -86.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(97.27 R)
0.82 £
(20.00 R)
     -79.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £
(74.17 R)
0.99 £
(24.14 R)
     -67.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(729.52 R)
2.26 £
(55.00 R)
     -92.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(138.77 R)
3.61 £
(87.80 R)
     -36.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(645,866.86 R)
14,356.05 £
(349,100.00 R)
     -45.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,680.31 £
(648,792.53 R)
16,722.70 £
(406,650.55 R)
     -37.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 286.67 £
(6,971.05 R)
69.15 £
(1,681.60 R)
     -75.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.79 £
(359.64 R)
27.52 £
(669.32 R)
     +86.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.73 £
(771.63 R)
31.21 £
(759.03 R)
     -1.6 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.00 £
(1,191.55 R)
27.12 £
(659.60 R)
     -44.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.03 £
(316.80 R)
5.27 £
(128.12 R)
     -59.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(364.76 R)
4.28 £
(104.00 R)
     -71.5 %
Childcare
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,839.12 £
(44,722.37 R)
136.32 £
(3,314.81 R)
     -92.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(487,677.19 R)
3,164.12 £
(76,942.81 R)
     -84.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Cape Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(2,046.03 R)
32.93 £
(800.69 R)
     -60.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.34 £
(956.73 R)
21.44 £
(521.39 R)
     -45.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(2,145.23 R)
65.09 £
(1,582.81 R)
     -26.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.12 £
(2,386.13 R)
57.01 £
(1,386.42 R)
     -41.9 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(53,599.33 R)
494.03 £
(12,013.51 R)
     -77.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(39,479.10 R)
327.29 £
(7,958.82 R)
     -79.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(101,290.81 R)
1,044.78 £
(25,406.25 R)
     -74.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,759.76 £
(67,109.75 R)
664.62 £
(16,161.76 R)
     -75.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(30,669.42 R)
139.16 £
(3,383.94 R)
     -89.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 711.15 £
(17,293.29 R)
95.14 £
(2,313.58 R)
     -86.6 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Cape Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,307.02 £
(80,417.83 R)
1,153.54 £
(28,050.83 R)
     -65.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 11.61      +107.4 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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