Cape Town vs Fortaleza - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Fortaleza
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$565
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$1614
🏠 One person rent
$524
$182
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$388
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$232
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$72.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$243
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
56
42
😀 Quality of life
61
56
🏙️ Population
434K
2.45M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 60% more expensive than in Fortaleza. Cities ranked 5702nd and 7638th ($904 vs $565) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 96th in South Africa and Brazil, respectively. Check South Africa vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 0.4 months in Fortaleza. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Fortaleza ranked 11th in Brazil, while ranked 4995th and 5737th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cape Town Fortaleza
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$5.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$22.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$6.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$1.58
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$1.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$168
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$108
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$423
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$272
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$44.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$69.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$16.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
8.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$1676
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$868
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$17.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$5.55
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.29
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$1.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$6.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$3.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$7.43
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$6.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$1.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$1.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$3.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$19.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$5.76
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$43.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$40.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$65.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$292
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$6731

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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 Fortaleza

Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 8.9 mi Caucaia
$433
112 km or 69 mi Caninde
$556
120 km or 74 mi Itapipoca
$555
125 km or 78 mi Aracati
$552
148 km or 92 mi Russas
$554
148 km or 92 mi Quixada
$555
190 km or 118 mi Sobral
$581
200 km or 124 mi Acarau
$556
209 km or 130 mi Mossoro
$423
273 km or 169 mi Camocim
$553
288 km or 179 mi Crateus
$554
300 km or 186 mi Ico
$556
305 km or 189 mi Iguatu
$552
342 km or 213 mi Caico
$555
366 km or 227 mi Piripiri
$554
372 km or 231 mi Parnaiba
$558
392 km or 243 mi Patos
$555
397 km or 247 mi Juazeiro do Norte
$612
402 km or 250 mi Crato
$536
434 km or 269 mi Natal
$586
487 km or 303 mi Salgueiro
$553
487 km or 303 mi Campina Grande
$537
495 km or 307 mi Picos
$556
498 km or 309 mi Teresina
$554
501 km or 312 mi Timon
$562
536 km or 333 mi Chapadinha
$555
546 km or 340 mi Arcoverde
$571
550 km or 342 mi Caxias
$560
554 km or 344 mi Joao Pessoa
$632
578 km or 359 mi Goiana
$697
580 km or 360 mi Caruaru
$444
584 km or 363 mi Carpina
$554
600 km or 373 mi Codo
$425
602 km or 374 mi Floriano
$554
617 km or 383 mi Garanhuns
$572
618 km or 384 mi Camaragibe
$500
619 km or 384 mi Paulista
$464
622 km or 387 mi Coroata
$555
623 km or 387 mi Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
626 km or 389 mi Olinda
$523