Cape Town vs Mecca - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Mecca
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$926
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$2168
🏠 One person rent
$524
$371
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$588
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1689
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
68 km
🎓 Higher education
56
40
😀 Quality of life
61
53
🏙️ Population
434K
1.68M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 2% less expensive than in Mecca. Cities ranked 5702nd and 5632nd ($904 vs $926) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 8th 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 1.8 months in Mecca. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Mecca ranked 6th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 4995th and 5985th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Mecca

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Cape Town Mecca
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$5.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$40.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$6.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$1.33
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$313
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$601
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$418
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$39.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$60.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$73.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
5.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$1003
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$718
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$63.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$15.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$0.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$0.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$7.69
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$6.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$1.06
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$5.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$5.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$138
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$16.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$4.23
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$72.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$243
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$3243

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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 Mecca

Distance City Cost of living
69 km or 43 mi Jeddah
$990
329 km or 204 mi Bisha
$821
338 km or 210 mi Port Sudan
$603
339 km or 211 mi Medina
$892
350 km or 218 mi Yanbu
$833
354 km or 220 mi Bareq
$820
453 km or 282 mi Abha
$975
606 km or 377 mi As Sulayyil
$834
620 km or 385 mi Ar Rass
$752
628 km or 390 mi Najran
$981
642 km or 399 mi Al Wajh
$820
644 km or 400 mi Keren
$484
648 km or 403 mi Sa'dah
$485
649 km or 403 mi Massawa
$484
670 km or 416 mi Unaizah
$847
684 km or 425 mi Asmara
$522
703 km or 437 mi Ha'il
$877
735 km or 457 mi Mendefera
$482
738 km or 458 mi Atbara
$568
756 km or 470 mi Kassala
$600
769 km or 478 mi Aswan
$309
790 km or 491 mi Riyadh
$1132
807 km or 501 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
818 km or 508 mi Sanaa
$562
842 km or 523 mi Sayyan
$485
842 km or 523 mi Tabuk
$1051
873 km or 542 mi Luxor
$345
884 km or 549 mi Mekelle
$613
884 km or 549 mi Zabid
$484
890 km or 553 mi Hurghada
$433
895 km or 556 mi Qena
$329
904 km or 562 mi Dhamar
$490
909 km or 565 mi El Gouna
$360
912 km or 567 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
933 km or 580 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$815
947 km or 588 mi El-Gadarif
$589
948 km or 589 mi Ibb
$502
951 km or 591 mi Sakakah
$827
951 km or 591 mi Dahab
$468
979 km or 608 mi Taiz
$512