Cape Town vs Douala - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Douala
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$549
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$1601
🏠 One person rent
$524
$201
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$526
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$249
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$39.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$181
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
56
21
😀 Quality of life
61
38
🏙️ Population
434K
2.45M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 65% more expensive than in Douala. Cities ranked 5702nd and 7921st ($904 vs $549) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 2nd in South Africa and Cameroon, respectively. Check South Africa vs Cameroon comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 0.3 months in Douala. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Douala ranked 1st in Cameroon, while ranked 4995th and 7487th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Douala

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Cape Town Douala
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$3.89
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$31.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$0.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$188
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$90.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$748
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$326
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$47.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$72.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$43.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
9.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$1457
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$465
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$3.87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$3.51
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$2.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$17.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$5.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$4.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$0.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$0.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$2.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$5.41
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$2.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$8.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$3.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$29.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$7.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$24.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$48.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$306
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$1632

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Distance City Cost of living
54 km or 33 mi Paarl
$883
99 km or 62 mi Worcester
$593
371 km or 231 mi George
$689
644 km or 400 mi Uitenhage
$579
662 km or 411 mi Port Elizabeth
$905
664 km or 413 mi Upington
$815
754 km or 468 mi Makhanda
$766
821 km or 510 mi Komani
$761
833 km or 518 mi Kimberley
$785
845 km or 525 mi Bhisho
$783
882 km or 548 mi East London
$800
912 km or 567 mi Bloemfontein
$696
950 km or 590 mi Mafeteng
$579
999 km or 621 mi Maseru
$593
1002 km or 622 mi Mthatha
$760
1029 km or 639 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
1030 km or 640 mi Welkom
$708
1034 km or 643 mi Mariental
$804
1092 km or 679 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
1092 km or 679 mi Kroonstad
$770
1113 km or 692 mi Klerksdorp
$629
1135 km or 705 mi Mmabatho
$762
1155 km or 718 mi Potchefstroom
$639
1187 km or 737 mi Rehoboth
$806
1194 km or 742 mi Lobatse
$615
1198 km or 745 mi Kanye
$641
1208 km or 751 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
1217 km or 756 mi Vereeniging
$728
1231 km or 765 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
1244 km or 773 mi Soweto
$897
1250 km or 777 mi Rustenburg
$881
1260 km or 783 mi Gaborone
$668
1261 km or 783 mi Molepolole
$616
1261 km or 784 mi Johannesburg
$935
1267 km or 788 mi Randburg
$776
1269 km or 789 mi Windhoek
$841
1270 km or 789 mi Sandton
$907
1271 km or 790 mi Durban
$827
1277 km or 794 mi Gobabis
$801
1279 km or 795 mi Walvis Bay
$743

Cities near Douala

Distance City Cost of living
53 km or 33 mi Buea
$346
54 km or 33 mi Limbe
$370
71 km or 44 mi Kumba
$451
108 km or 67 mi Malabo
$715
176 km or 110 mi Bafoussam
$488
182 km or 113 mi Calabar
$655
203 km or 126 mi Yaounde
$723
216 km or 134 mi Bamenda
$387
245 km or 152 mi Bata
$988
285 km or 177 mi Aba
$659
296 km or 184 mi Umuahia
$755
309 km or 192 mi Port Harcourt
$854
336 km or 209 mi Owerri
$1669
361 km or 224 mi Enugu
$938
377 km or 234 mi Awka
$748
400 km or 248 mi Onitsha
$501
408 km or 253 mi Libreville
$612
467 km or 290 mi Warri
$518
518 km or 322 mi Benin
$924
529 km or 328 mi Sao Tome
$792
536 km or 333 mi Trindade
$813
540 km or 335 mi Port-Gentil
$573
563 km or 350 mi Ngaoundere
$426
573 km or 356 mi Owo
$745
608 km or 378 mi Abuja
$1305
612 km or 381 mi Akure
$662
635 km or 395 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
660 km or 410 mi Jos
$780
675 km or 419 mi Berberati
$481
683 km or 425 mi Ife
$774
697 km or 433 mi Bauchi
$567
702 km or 436 mi Osogbo
$548
709 km or 441 mi Minna
$669
712 km or 443 mi Garoua
$459
740 km or 460 mi Ibadan
$941
747 km or 464 mi Lagos
$1417
754 km or 469 mi Ilorin
$753
762 km or 473 mi Kaduna
$649
764 km or 475 mi Oyo
$646
783 km or 486 mi Abeokuta
$1274