Cost of living in Cape Town, South Africa

List of prices in Cape Town, South Africa. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 111
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 58
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 88
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 17,917
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 11,403
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,319
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 12,391
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 7,775
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 750
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 613
40” flat screen TV R 5,438
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,377
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 98
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 56
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 886
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 639
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,273
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,235
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 289,593
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport R 463
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 103
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 55
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 159
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 450
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 50
4 rolls of toilet paper R 27
Tube of toothpaste R 18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 143
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 300
2 tickets to the movies R 178
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 714
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 534
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 66
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 28
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 33
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 8,372
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 2.10
1 month of gym membership in business district R 585
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 41
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,923 prices entered by 164 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2019.

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