Cape Town vs Munich - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Munich
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$1941
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$4585
🏠 One person rent
$524
$1151
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$2075
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$450
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$196
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$3228
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
23 km
🎓 Higher education
56
86
😀 Quality of life
61
93
🏙️ Population
434K
1.49M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 53% less expensive than in Munich. Cities ranked 5702nd and 1310th ($904 vs $1941) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1st in South Africa and Germany, respectively. Check South Africa vs Germany 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 Munich. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Munich ranked 7th in Germany, while ranked 4995th and 47th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Munich

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Cape Town Munich
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$52.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$9.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$4.22
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$3.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$3.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$1206
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$891
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$2263
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$1677
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$156
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$240
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$40.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
1.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$13117
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$9395
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$3.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$60.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$21.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$2.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$11.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$19.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$1.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$6.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$8.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$42.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$65
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$21
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$88.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$98.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$656
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$16495

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
16 km or 9.6 mi Germering
$1213
16 km or 10 mi Unterschleiheim
$1221
17 km or 10 mi Puchheim
$1215
17 km or 11 mi Dachau
$1218
20 km or 13 mi Olching
$1219
23 km or 15 mi Starnberg
$1216
24 km or 15 mi Furstenfeldbruck
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Erding
$1259
31 km or 19 mi Geretsried
$1219
32 km or 20 mi Freising
$1221
44 km or 28 mi Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm
$1218
47 km or 29 mi Weilheim in Oberbayern
$1258
48 km or 30 mi Aichach
$1218
50 km or 31 mi Friedberg
$1216
52 km or 32 mi Rosenheim
$1091
53 km or 33 mi Konigsbrunn
$1216
53 km or 33 mi Landsberg am Lech
$1217
57 km or 35 mi Augsburg
$1389
61 km or 38 mi Gersthofen
$1218
62 km or 38 mi Landshut
$1196
62 km or 38 mi Waldkraiburg
$1218
62 km or 39 mi Neusa
$1215
71 km or 44 mi Ingolstadt
$1541
71 km or 44 mi Muhldorf
$1216
72 km or 45 mi Neuburg an der Donau
$1218
76 km or 48 mi Kaufbeuren
$1267
77 km or 48 mi Traunreut
$1215
80 km or 50 mi Garmisch-Partenkirchen
$1013
85 km or 53 mi Traunstein
$1176
87 km or 54 mi Donauworth
$1213
98 km or 61 mi Innsbruck
$1395
103 km or 64 mi Gunzburg
$1214
104 km or 65 mi Kempten
$1153
105 km or 65 mi Regensburg
$1403
105 km or 65 mi Memmingen
$1219
110 km or 69 mi Straubing
$1215
112 km or 70 mi Nordlingen
$1216
114 km or 71 mi Senden
$1213
116 km or 72 mi Salzburg
$1359
119 km or 74 mi Sonthofen
$1214