Cape Town vs Jeddah - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Jeddah
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$990
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$2482
🏠 One person rent
$524
$423
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$767
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$315
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1706
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
56
44
😀 Quality of life
61
72
🏙️ Population
434K
3.98M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 9% less expensive than in Jeddah. Cities ranked 5702nd and 5402nd ($904 vs $990) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 4th in South Africa and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check South Africa vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.7 months in Jeddah. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Jeddah ranked 3rd in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 4995th and 1664th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Jeddah

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Cape Town Jeddah
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$6.61
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$42.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$6.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$1.33
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$3.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$778
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$555
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$63.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$97.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$70.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
4.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$1217
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$874
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$26.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$7.21
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$8.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$1.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$1.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$7.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$4.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$5.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$2.5
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$107
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$45.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$7.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$50.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$332
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$7405

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
69 km or 43 mi Mecca
$926
296 km or 184 mi Port Sudan
$603
307 km or 191 mi Yanbu
$833
328 km or 204 mi Medina
$892
395 km or 246 mi Bisha
$821
410 km or 255 mi Bareq
$820
508 km or 315 mi Abha
$975
597 km or 371 mi Al Wajh
$820
645 km or 401 mi Keren
$484
652 km or 405 mi Ar Rass
$752
661 km or 411 mi Massawa
$484
675 km or 420 mi As Sulayyil
$834
688 km or 427 mi Najran
$981
690 km or 429 mi Atbara
$568
691 km or 429 mi Asmara
$522
702 km or 436 mi Aswan
$309
703 km or 437 mi Sa'dah
$485
704 km or 437 mi Unaizah
$847
711 km or 442 mi Ha'il
$877
738 km or 458 mi Kassala
$600
741 km or 461 mi Mendefera
$482
806 km or 501 mi Tabuk
$1051
810 km or 503 mi Luxor
$345
834 km or 518 mi Qena
$329
836 km or 519 mi Hurghada
$433
845 km or 525 mi Riyadh
$1132
849 km or 528 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
855 km or 531 mi El Gouna
$360
863 km or 536 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
869 km or 540 mi Sanaa
$562
893 km or 555 mi Sayyan
$485
897 km or 557 mi Mekelle
$613
904 km or 562 mi Dahab
$468
922 km or 573 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$815
926 km or 576 mi El-Gadarif
$589
927 km or 576 mi Zabid
$484
942 km or 585 mi Sohag
$344
943 km or 586 mi Sakakah
$827
952 km or 592 mi Khartoum North
$617
954 km or 593 mi Dhamar
$490