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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 57.55% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cape Town are 64.40% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Cape Town are 72.05% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Cape Town are 56.92% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Cape Town are 66.05% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Cape Town is 27.08% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYCape TownDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(268.66 R)
8.19 $
(110.00 R)
     -59.06 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(1,074.63 R)
37.22 $
(500.00 R)
     -53.47 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 $
(114.18 R)
4.09 $
(55.00 R)
     -51.83 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(94.03 R)
2.23 $
(30.00 R)
     -68.10 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(107.46 R)
2.98 $
(40.00 R)
     -62.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.23 $
(56.88 R)
1.83 $
(24.56 R)
     -56.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.13 $
(28.57 R)
0.97 $
(13.05 R)
     -54.33 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.67 $
(22.43 R)
0.79 $
(10.65 R)
     -52.50 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.54 $
(60.92 R)
3.56 $
(47.88 R)
     -21.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.42 $
(45.92 R)
0.82 $
(11.07 R)
     -75.89 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.18 $
(42.73 R)
0.68 $
(9.10 R)
     -78.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.26 $
(43.80 R)
2.31 $
(31.08 R)
     -29.03 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.45 $
(100.10 R)
3.45 $
(46.34 R)
     -53.71 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.96 $
(80.05 R)
2.25 $
(30.26 R)
     -62.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.18 $
(96.43 R)
3.16 $
(42.51 R)
     -55.91 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.26 $
(43.85 R)
0.66 $
(8.81 R)
     -79.90 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.02 $
(13.77 R)
0.59 $
(7.93 R)
     -42.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.46 $
(33.09 R)
0.60 $
(8.04 R)
     -75.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.78 $
(37.38 R)
0.52 $
(6.99 R)
     -81.30 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.63 $
(21.95 R)
0.44 $
(5.98 R)
     -72.77 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 $
(20.06 R)
0.43 $
(5.71 R)
     -71.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.24 $
(30.09 R)
0.94 $
(12.69 R)
     -57.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 $
(33.04 R)
1.06 $
(14.24 R)
     -56.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(201.49 R)
4.47 $
(60.00 R)
     -70.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.73 $
(36.72 R)
1.40 $
(18.81 R)
     -48.77 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.54 $
(34.06 R)
2.22 $
(29.78 R)
     -12.58 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $
(188.06 R)
2.98 $
(40.00 R)
     -78.73 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(36.94 R)
0.86 $
(11.50 R)
     -68.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.00 $
(1,625.38 R)
24.94 $
(335.00 R)
     -79.39 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(33.58 R)
0.89 $
(12.00 R)
     -64.27 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.56 $
(34.37 R)
1.20 $
(16.09 R)
     -53.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(402.99 R)
3.72 $
(50.00 R)
     -87.59 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.92 $
(39.21 R)
3.90 $
(52.32 R)
     +33.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $
(302,240.36 R)
20,844.34 $
(280,000.00 R)
     -7.36 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,250.07 $
(272,017.22 R)
19,447.07 $
(261,230.58 R)
     -3.97 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 132.02 $
(1,773.46 R)
62.38 $
(837.93 R)
     -52.75 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(1.29 R)
0.12 $
(1.68 R)
     +30.41 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.97 $
(792.08 R)
67.12 $
(901.59 R)
     +13.83 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.54 $
(934.07 R)
35.43 $
(475.97 R)
     -49.04 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.29 $
(595.00 R)
9.58 $
(128.75 R)
     -78.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(201.49 R)
5.58 $
(75.00 R)
     -62.78 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,015.63 $
(27,075.73 R)
210.96 $
(2,833.87 R)
     -89.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,944.44 $
(415,673.78 R)
4,884.36 $
(65,611.11 R)
     -84.22 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.51 $
(691.99 R)
56.28 $
(756.07 R)
     +9.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.83 $
(535.02 R)
34.12 $
(458.31 R)
     -14.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.92 $
(1,154.11 R)
91.07 $
(1,223.37 R)
     +6.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.60 $
(1,646.93 R)
85.26 $
(1,145.27 R)
     -30.46 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,151.35 $
(42,331.75 R)
809.43 $
(10,873.00 R)
     -74.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,886.98 $
(25,347.65 R)
514.02 $
(6,904.75 R)
     -72.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,232.70 $
(83,723.25 R)
1,670.34 $
(22,437.50 R)
     -73.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,270.45 $
(43,931.68 R)
1,069.98 $
(14,372.88 R)
     -67.28 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,262.77 $
(16,962.62 R)
257.88 $
(3,464.09 R)
     -79.58 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 577.44 $
(7,756.73 R)
141.14 $
(1,895.96 R)
     -75.56 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,279.88 $
(57,491.23 R)
1,111.25 $
(14,927.35 R)
     -74.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.08 10.26      +151.68 %
Last update: June 2018June 2018
Contributors:558285
Data from past:18 months12 months
Currency: USD