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 (€5.99)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 57 (€3.39)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 44 (€2.64)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14 (€0.86)
12 eggs, large R 31 (€1.86)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 18 (€1.07)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 68 (€4.05)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 20 (€1.19)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 18 (€1.10)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 16 (€0.97)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 76 (€4.58)
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 16 (€0.96)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 10 (€0.58)
Housing [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 17,382 (€1,042)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 11,650 (€698)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,102 (€66)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 11,914 (€714)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 6,942 (€416)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 657 (€39)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 735 (€44)
40” flat screen TV R 5,835 (€350)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,818 (€109)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 90 (€5.41)
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 29 (€1.74)
Clothes [Edit]
ZAR EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 784 (€47)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 590 (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,113 (€67)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,122 (€67)
Transportation [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 269,610 (€16,156)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 13 (€0.78)
Monthly ticket public transport R 366 (€22)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 96 (€5.77)
Personal Care [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 55 (€3.28)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 171 (€10)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 375 (€22)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 47 (€2.80)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 29 (€1.74)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 42 (€2.51)
4 rolls of toilet paper R 24 (€1.44)
Tube of toothpaste R 15 (€0.88)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 131 (€8)
Entertainment [Edit]
ZAR EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 289 (€17)
2 tickets to the movies R 157 (€9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 556 (€33)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 482 (€29)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 68 (€4.10)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 26 (€1.57)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 30 (€1.82)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 10,202 (€611)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.53 (€0.09)
1 month of gym membership in business district R 583 (€35)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 39 (€2.33)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,992 prices entered by 204 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

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