Cape Town vs Muscat - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Muscat
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$1145
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$2684
🏠 One person rent
$524
$568
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$975
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$378
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1768
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
31 km
🎓 Higher education
56
43
😀 Quality of life
61
73
🏙️ Population
434K
1.42M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 21% less expensive than in Muscat. Cities ranked 5702nd and 4181st ($904 vs $1145) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 2nd in South Africa and Oman, respectively. Check South Africa vs Oman comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.5 months in Muscat. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Muscat ranked 1st in Oman, while ranked 4995th and 1426th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Muscat

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Cape Town Muscat
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$5.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$30.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$6.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$10.6
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$4.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$563
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$377
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$1062
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$711
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$74.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$78.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
5.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$1946
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$1414
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$1.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$34
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$14.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$3.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$7.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$7.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$9.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$3.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$20.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$4.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$5.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$3.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$54.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$9.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$28
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$9.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$81
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$221
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$8187

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$883
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$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
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$1236
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$824
277 km or 172 mi Chabahar
$659
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$1095
297 km or 184 mi Al Ain
$1448
356 km or 221 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
372 km or 231 mi Ajman
$871
375 km or 233 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
377 km or 235 mi Sharjah
$1360
380 km or 236 mi Dubai
$1899
439 km or 273 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
451 km or 280 mi Iranshahr
$657
463 km or 288 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
503 km or 313 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
569 km or 354 mi Jiroft
$659
611 km or 380 mi Bam
$659
691 km or 429 mi Zahedan
$828
711 km or 442 mi Sirjan
$663
739 km or 459 mi Doha
$1894
740 km or 460 mi Jahrom
$660
752 km or 467 mi Al Khor
$1755
757 km or 470 mi Kerman
$680
770 km or 479 mi Fasa
$939
797 km or 495 mi Rafsanjan
$663
858 km or 533 mi Riffa
$1002
858 km or 533 mi Manama
$1307
860 km or 534 mi Isa Town
$1152
865 km or 537 mi Karachi
$307
870 km or 541 mi Salalah
$801
873 km or 543 mi Zabol
$659
898 km or 558 mi Shiraz
$724
901 km or 560 mi Dhahran
$969
902 km or 561 mi Marvdasht
$659
911 km or 566 mi Dammam
$1004
926 km or 575 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
938 km or 583 mi Qatif
$889
960 km or 596 mi Kazerun
$656
966 km or 600 mi Borazjan
$657
973 km or 604 mi Jubail
$861
976 km or 606 mi Bushehr
$694