Cape Town vs Mogadishu - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Mogadishu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$828
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$3239
🏠 One person rent
$524
$273
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$1601
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$82.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$409
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
56
26
😀 Quality of life
61
17
🏙️ Population
434K
2.12M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 9% more expensive than in Mogadishu. Cities ranked 5702nd and 5981st ($904 vs $828) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1st in South Africa and Somalia, respectively. Check South Africa vs Somalia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 0.5 months in Mogadishu. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Mogadishu ranked 1st in Somalia, while ranked 4995th and 9045th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Mogadishu

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Cape Town Mogadishu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$69.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$7.01
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$179
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$70.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$2245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$1129
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$193
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
7.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$16192
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$807
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$34.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$6.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$4.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$4.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$25.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$0.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$2.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$2.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$14.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$171
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$50.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$15.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$58.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$78.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$777

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
223 km or 138 mi Baidoa
$561
824 km or 512 mi Malindi
$350
849 km or 527 mi Hargeisa
$788
860 km or 534 mi Jijiga
$601
883 km or 549 mi Harar
$539
883 km or 549 mi Meru
$422
909 km or 565 mi Borama
$592
923 km or 573 mi Dire Dawa
$553
925 km or 575 mi Mombasa
$599
944 km or 586 mi Awasa
$659
980 km or 609 mi Thika
$414
981 km or 610 mi Machakos
$384
1017 km or 632 mi Nairobi
$716
1051 km or 653 mi Tanga
$599
1054 km or 655 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
1060 km or 659 mi Dikhil
$522
1063 km or 661 mi Nakuru
$462
1066 km or 663 mi Addis Ababa
$831
1072 km or 666 mi Moshi
$675
1090 km or 677 mi Djibouti City
$552
1127 km or 700 mi Obock
$524
1131 km or 703 mi Eldoret
$445
1131 km or 703 mi Jimma
$603
1135 km or 705 mi Arusha
$591
1139 km or 708 mi Stone Town
$636
1139 km or 708 mi Zanzibar
$854
1191 km or 740 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
1191 km or 740 mi Dessie
$606
1197 km or 744 mi Aden
$509
1201 km or 747 mi Kisumu
$494
1222 km or 759 mi Mumias
$443
1246 km or 774 mi Mbale
$469
1250 km or 777 mi Tororo
$491
1291 km or 802 mi Taiz
$512
1303 km or 810 mi Morogoro
$653
1332 km or 828 mi Ibb
$502
1346 km or 836 mi Victoria
$1387
1361 km or 846 mi Jinja
$405
1370 km or 851 mi Zabid
$484
1377 km or 855 mi Bahir Dar
$556