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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Cape Town 

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Consumer Prices in Cape Town are 58.55% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 65.85% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 73.81% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 58.14% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 66.25% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 25.66% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYCape TownDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(287.49 R)
8.35 $
(120.00 R)
     -58.26 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(1,149.98 R)
34.78 $
(500.00 R)
     -56.52 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.40 $
(120.75 R)
4.10 $
(59.00 R)
     -51.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(100.62 R)
2.09 $
(30.00 R)
     -70.19 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(115.00 R)
2.78 $
(40.00 R)
     -65.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.35 $
(62.53 R)
1.75 $
(25.17 R)
     -59.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.14 $
(30.78 R)
0.89 $
(12.74 R)
     -58.61 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.66 $
(23.86 R)
0.72 $
(10.31 R)
     -56.80 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.40 $
(63.23 R)
3.33 $
(47.84 R)
     -24.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.42 $
(49.15 R)
0.79 $
(11.40 R)
     -76.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.88 $
(41.44 R)
0.69 $
(9.96 R)
     -75.98 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.41 $
(48.95 R)
2.39 $
(34.29 R)
     -29.95 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.22 $
(103.81 R)
3.33 $
(47.88 R)
     -53.88 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.96 $
(85.72 R)
2.15 $
(30.92 R)
     -63.93 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.90 $
(99.14 R)
3.19 $
(45.93 R)
     -53.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.97 $
(42.62 R)
0.62 $
(8.86 R)
     -79.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.98 $
(14.15 R)
0.53 $
(7.62 R)
     -46.13 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.50 $
(35.92 R)
0.58 $
(8.32 R)
     -76.85 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 $
(40.21 R)
0.50 $
(7.18 R)
     -82.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.62 $
(23.27 R)
0.44 $
(6.33 R)
     -72.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.44 $
(20.63 R)
0.41 $
(5.92 R)
     -71.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.30 $
(33.00 R)
0.92 $
(13.29 R)
     -59.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $
(35.92 R)
1.08 $
(15.57 R)
     -56.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(215.62 R)
4.35 $
(62.50 R)
     -71.01 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.70 $
(38.85 R)
1.42 $
(20.38 R)
     -47.54 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.66 $
(38.18 R)
2.11 $
(30.33 R)
     -20.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $
(201.25 R)
2.78 $
(40.00 R)
     -80.12 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(39.53 R)
1.04 $
(15.00 R)
     -62.05 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.00 $
(1,739.34 R)
24.70 $
(355.00 R)
     -79.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(35.94 R)
0.83 $
(12.00 R)
     -66.61 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(39.53 R)
1.12 $
(16.09 R)
     -59.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(431.24 R)
3.13 $
(45.00 R)
     -89.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.99 $
(42.91 R)
3.84 $
(55.20 R)
     +28.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(330,618.93 R)
20,869.95 $
(300,000.00 R)
     -9.26 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,808.88 $
(299,122.19 R)
18,734.02 $
(269,296.61 R)
     -9.97 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 137.55 $
(1,977.22 R)
64.36 $
(925.18 R)
     -53.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $
(1.31 R)
0.12 $
(1.75 R)
     +33.60 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.15 $
(878.95 R)
61.65 $
(886.15 R)
     +0.82 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.84 $
(1,104.53 R)
33.59 $
(482.83 R)
     -56.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.71 $
(628.38 R)
9.35 $
(134.47 R)
     -78.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(230.00 R)
5.32 $
(76.50 R)
     -66.74 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,247.03 $
(32,300.51 R)
199.12 $
(2,862.30 R)
     -91.14 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,722.22 $
(455,998.57 R)
4,105.91 $
(59,021.43 R)
     -87.06 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.67 $
(742.79 R)
52.36 $
(752.62 R)
     +1.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.00 $
(589.35 R)
31.13 $
(447.53 R)
     -24.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.47 $
(1,214.18 R)
86.02 $
(1,236.56 R)
     +1.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.00 $
(1,768.09 R)
79.28 $
(1,139.57 R)
     -35.55 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,171.09 $
(45,583.58 R)
759.36 $
(10,915.65 R)
     -76.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,962.35 $
(28,208.19 R)
480.73 $
(6,910.33 R)
     -75.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,374.44 $
(91,630.90 R)
1,607.41 $
(23,106.06 R)
     -74.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,368.46 $
(48,420.78 R)
1,044.84 $
(15,019.23 R)
     -68.98 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,255.16 $
(18,042.57 R)
244.61 $
(3,516.14 R)
     -80.51 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 580.53 $
(8,345.04 R)
127.35 $
(1,830.59 R)
     -78.06 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,379.60 $
(62,955.55 R)
1,112.08 $
(15,985.82 R)
     -74.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.13 10.29      +149.37 %
Last update: September 2018September 2018
Contributors:566349
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD