Cost of living in Cape Town, South Africa

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Food [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 100 (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 56 (€3.58)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 44 (€2.80)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14 (€0.88)
12 eggs, large R 32 (€2.00)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 19 (€1.18)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 66 (€4.20)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 21 (€1.32)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 23 (€1.46)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 16 (€1.04)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 82 (€5.22)
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 16 (€1.02)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 10 (€0.62)
Housing [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 17,491 (€1,112)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 11,586 (€736)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,100 (€70)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 11,459 (€728)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 7,106 (€452)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 657 (€42)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 739 (€47)
40” flat screen TV R 5,835 (€371)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,750 (€111)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 90 (€5.74)
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 29 (€1.84)
Clothes [Edit]
ZAR EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 784 (€50)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 590 (€38)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,134 (€72)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,156 (€73)
Transportation [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 289,673 (€18,413)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 13 (€0.80)
Monthly ticket public transport R 425 (€27)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 93 (€5.93)
Personal Care [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 55 (€3.48)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 171 (€11)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 379 (€24)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 47 (€2.97)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 29 (€1.84)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 42 (€2.66)
4 rolls of toilet paper R 23 (€1.48)
Tube of toothpaste R 16 (€1.00)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 129 (€8)
Entertainment [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 291 (€19)
2 tickets to the movies R 154 (€10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 556 (€35)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 471 (€30)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 66 (€4.20)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 26 (€1.65)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 27 (€1.74)
iPad Air 2, 64GB R 9,956 (€633)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.59 (€0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district R 587 (€37)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 39 (€2.46)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,984 prices entered by 191 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2017.

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