Cape Town vs Milan - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Milan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$1657
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$4214
🏠 One person rent
$524
$884
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$465
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1852
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
56
98
😀 Quality of life
61
85
🏙️ Population
434K
1.37M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 45% less expensive than in Milan. Cities ranked 5702nd and 2287th ($904 vs $1657) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1st in South Africa and Italy, respectively. Check South Africa vs Italy comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.1 months in Milan. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Milan ranked 2nd in Italy, while ranked 4995th and 206th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Milan

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Cape Town Milan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$14.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$65.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$5.66
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$2.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$1017
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$678
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$1962
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$1381
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$27
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$8584
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$4627
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$2.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$37.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$22.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$8.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$6.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$67.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$83.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$84.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$94
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$771
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$16123

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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 Milan

Distance City Cost of living
8 km or 5 mi Buccinasco
$1069
15 km or 9.1 mi Monza
$1290
20 km or 13 mi Seregno
$1151
21 km or 13 mi Saronno
$1105
29 km or 18 mi Lodi
$1234
30 km or 19 mi Cantu
$1046
30 km or 19 mi Vigevano
$1085
31 km or 19 mi Busto Arsizio
$1199
31 km or 20 mi Pavia
$1187
39 km or 24 mi Como
$1351
40 km or 25 mi Crema
$1141
45 km or 28 mi Novara
$1071
45 km or 28 mi Bergamo
$1330
46 km or 28 mi Lecco
$1149
48 km or 30 mi Varese
$1133
55 km or 34 mi Voghera
$1182
61 km or 38 mi Piacenza
$1211
63 km or 39 mi Vercelli
$1076
63 km or 39 mi Lugano
$2470
69 km or 43 mi Tortona
$1090
76 km or 47 mi Cremona
$1110
76 km or 47 mi Alessandria
$965
81 km or 50 mi Brescia
$1200
82 km or 51 mi Bellinzona
$2388
89 km or 55 mi Biella
$1064
100 km or 62 mi Asti
$943
116 km or 72 mi Parma
$1282
120 km or 74 mi Genoa
$1235
125 km or 78 mi Turin
$1134
130 km or 81 mi Mantua
$1267
140 km or 87 mi Savona
$1197
141 km or 87 mi Verona
$1237
142 km or 88 mi Reggio Emilia
$1103
149 km or 92 mi Aosta
$1242
156 km or 97 mi Chur
$2233
159 km or 99 mi La Spezia
$1184
162 km or 100 mi Sassuolo
$1174
162 km or 101 mi Mondovi
$1232
164 km or 102 mi Trento
$1218
164 km or 102 mi Modena
$1285