Cape Town vs Milan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cape Town Milan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$882
$2057
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2160
$5271
🏠 One person rent
$484
$1149
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$2373
🍽️ Food expenses
$262
$563
🚐 Transport expenses
$56.6
$184
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1503
$1852
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
56
99
😀 Quality of life
59
84
🏙️ Population
434K
1.37M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 57% less expensive than in Milan. Cities ranked 6098th and 1662nd ($882 vs $2057) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd 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 1.7 months in Cape Town compared to 0.9 months in Milan. Cape Town ranked 3rd best city to live in South Africa vs Milan ranked 4th in Italy, while ranked 5391st and 285th 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
$7.57
$19.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$73.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$10.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$6.63
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$2.13
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$3.07
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$546
$1349
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$357
$880
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1199
$3015
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$1894
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$146
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$225
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.1
$29.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.58%
4.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1913
$9857
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1319
$5267
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.05
$2.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.2
$42.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.23
$25.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.01
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.92
$2.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$3.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.39
$4.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.15
$17.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.26
$12.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$21.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$2.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$2.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$3.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.34
$2.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.55
$7.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.65
$6.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.91
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.79
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.27
$2.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.38
$2.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.3
$65.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$10.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.2
$93.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.81
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.5
$97.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.6
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$174
$858
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4090
$15527

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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
8 km or 5 mi Buccinasco
$1569
15 km or 9.1 mi Monza
$1562
20 km or 13 mi Seregno
$1459
21 km or 13 mi Saronno
$1419
29 km or 18 mi Lodi
$1230
30 km or 19 mi Cantu
$1547
30 km or 19 mi Vigevano
$1463
31 km or 19 mi Busto Arsizio
$1578
31 km or 20 mi Pavia
$1292
39 km or 24 mi Como
$1793
40 km or 25 mi Crema
$1391
45 km or 28 mi Novara
$1262
45 km or 28 mi Bergamo
$1297
46 km or 28 mi Lecco
$1344
48 km or 30 mi Varese
$1173
55 km or 34 mi Voghera
$1461
61 km or 38 mi Piacenza
$1349
63 km or 39 mi Vercelli
$1064
63 km or 39 mi Lugano
$2585
69 km or 43 mi Tortona
$1392
76 km or 47 mi Cremona
$1343
76 km or 47 mi Alessandria
$1355
81 km or 50 mi Brescia
$1439
82 km or 51 mi Bellinzona
$2973
89 km or 55 mi Biella
$1166
100 km or 62 mi Asti
$1219
116 km or 72 mi Parma
$1435
120 km or 74 mi Genoa
$1448
125 km or 78 mi Turin
$1359
130 km or 81 mi Mantua
$1345
140 km or 87 mi Savona
$1503
141 km or 87 mi Verona
$1379
142 km or 88 mi Reggio Emilia
$1289
149 km or 92 mi Aosta
$1448
156 km or 97 mi Chur
$2744
159 km or 99 mi La Spezia
$1241
162 km or 100 mi Sassuolo
$1412
162 km or 101 mi Mondovi
$1235
164 km or 102 mi Trento
$1447
164 km or 102 mi Modena
$1511