Cape Town vs Douala - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cape Town Douala
🚶 Cost of living one person
$882
$1296
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2160
$3243
🏠 One person rent
$484
$703
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$1413
🍽️ Food expenses
$262
$409
🚐 Transport expenses
$56.6
$78.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1503
$149
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
56
21
😀 Quality of life
59
36
🏙️ Population
434K
2.77M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 32% less expensive than in Douala. Cities ranked 6098th and 4179th ($882 vs $1296) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in South Africa and Cameroon, respectively. Check South Africa vs Cameroon comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cape Town compared to 0.1 months in Douala. Cape Town ranked 3rd best city to live in South Africa vs Douala ranked 2nd in Cameroon, while ranked 5391st and 7656th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cape Town Douala
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.57
$8.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$116
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$4.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$1.6
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$1.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$546
$760
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$357
$489
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1199
$1869
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$1035
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$94.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$146
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.1
$65.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.58%
19.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1913
$1952
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1319
$933
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.05
$0.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.2
$16.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.23
$7.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.01
$2.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.92
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.39
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.15
$20.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.26
$7.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$5.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$4.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.71
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.34
$2.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.55
$7.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.65
$1.64
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.91
$8.12
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.79
$3.34
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.27
$1.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.38
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.3
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$8.23
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.2
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.81
$8.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.5
$76.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.6
$134
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$174
$487
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4090
$3195

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Distance City Cost of living
54 km or 33 mi Paarl
$776
99 km or 62 mi Worcester
$639
371 km or 231 mi George
$692
644 km or 400 mi Uitenhage
$810
662 km or 411 mi Port Elizabeth
$874
664 km or 413 mi Upington
$648
754 km or 468 mi Makhanda
$709
821 km or 510 mi Komani
$709
833 km or 518 mi Kimberley
$761
845 km or 525 mi Bhisho
$713
882 km or 548 mi East London
$689
912 km or 567 mi Bloemfontein
$606
950 km or 590 mi Mafeteng
$515
999 km or 621 mi Maseru
$539
1002 km or 622 mi Mthatha
$694
1029 km or 639 mi Teyateyaneng
$514
1030 km or 640 mi Welkom
$689
1034 km or 643 mi Mariental
$767
1092 km or 679 mi Butha-Buthe
$516
1092 km or 679 mi Kroonstad
$704
1113 km or 692 mi Klerksdorp
$626
1135 km or 705 mi Mmabatho
$723
1155 km or 718 mi Potchefstroom
$628
1187 km or 737 mi Rehoboth
$742
1194 km or 742 mi Lobatse
$632
1198 km or 745 mi Kanye
$631
1208 km or 751 mi Vanderbijlpark
$705
1217 km or 756 mi Vereeniging
$645
1231 km or 765 mi Pietermaritzburg
$619
1244 km or 773 mi Soweto
$885
1250 km or 777 mi Rustenburg
$854
1260 km or 783 mi Gaborone
$656
1261 km or 783 mi Molepolole
$605
1261 km or 784 mi Johannesburg
$898
1267 km or 788 mi Randburg
$782
1269 km or 789 mi Windhoek
$810
1270 km or 789 mi Sandton
$861
1271 km or 790 mi Durban
$776
1277 km or 794 mi Gobabis
$753
1279 km or 795 mi Walvis Bay
$723

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Distance City Cost of living
53 km or 33 mi Buea
$584
54 km or 33 mi Limbe
$673
71 km or 44 mi Kumba
$861
108 km or 67 mi Malabo
$991
176 km or 110 mi Bafoussam
$763
182 km or 113 mi Calabar
$313
203 km or 126 mi Yaounde
$550
216 km or 134 mi Bamenda
$433
245 km or 152 mi Bata
$1237
285 km or 177 mi Aba
$335
296 km or 184 mi Umuahia
$491
309 km or 192 mi Port Harcourt
$497
336 km or 209 mi Owerri
$813
361 km or 224 mi Enugu
$387
377 km or 234 mi Awka
$500
400 km or 248 mi Onitsha
$577
408 km or 253 mi Libreville
$696
467 km or 290 mi Warri
$522
518 km or 322 mi Benin
$450
529 km or 328 mi Sao Tome
$859
536 km or 333 mi Trindade
$860
540 km or 335 mi Port-Gentil
$654
563 km or 350 mi Ngaoundere
$546
573 km or 356 mi Owo
$401
608 km or 378 mi Abuja
$378
612 km or 381 mi Akure
$371
635 km or 395 mi Ado Ekiti
$383
660 km or 410 mi Jos
$432
675 km or 419 mi Berberati
$462
683 km or 425 mi Ife
$397
697 km or 433 mi Bauchi
$407
702 km or 436 mi Osogbo
$455
709 km or 441 mi Minna
$450
712 km or 443 mi Garoua
$626
740 km or 460 mi Ibadan
$453
747 km or 464 mi Lagos
$706
754 km or 469 mi Ilorin
$453
762 km or 473 mi Kaduna
$312
764 km or 475 mi Oyo
$369
783 km or 486 mi Abeokuta
$935