Cape Town vs Osaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Osaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$1295
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$3406
🏠 One person rent
$524
$518
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$1083
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$414
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$249
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$2449
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
56
97
😀 Quality of life
61
97
🏙️ Population
434K
2.75M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 30% less expensive than in Osaka. Cities ranked 5702nd and 3202nd ($904 vs $1295) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 8th in South Africa and Japan, respectively. Check South Africa vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.9 months in Osaka. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Osaka ranked 3rd in Japan, while ranked 4995th and 8th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Osaka

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Cape Town Osaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$6.62
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$33.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$5.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$3.58
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$1.24
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$607
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$356
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$1339
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$824
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$80.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$30.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
1.37%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$8246
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$4872
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$1.6
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$74.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$26.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.38
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$3.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$6.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$21.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$3.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$5.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$3.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$10.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$2.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$3.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$12.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$4.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$60.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$13.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$32.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$22.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$52.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$68.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$358
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$10882

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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 Osaka

Distance City Cost of living
7.2 km or 4.5 mi Moriguchi
$1032
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Suita
$1397
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Kadoma
$1021
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
10 km or 6.4 mi Amagasaki
$1103
10 km or 6.5 mi Toyonaka
$1031
11 km or 6.7 mi Settsu
$1021
11 km or 7 mi Daito
$1025
12 km or 7.3 mi Yao
$1066
14 km or 8.4 mi Shijonawate
$1024
14 km or 8.4 mi Itami
$1050
14 km or 8.5 mi Matsubara
$1024
14 km or 8.7 mi Neyagawa
$1056
14 km or 8.8 mi Sakai
$1220
15 km or 9.3 mi Ibaraki
$1066
15 km or 9.4 mi Ikeda
$1021
15 km or 9.4 mi Minoh
$1031
16 km or 9.8 mi Fujiidera
$1020
16 km or 10 mi Nishinomiya
$1189
17 km or 11 mi Kawanishi
$1032
17 km or 11 mi Kashiwara
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Takarazuka
$1052
18 km or 11 mi Habikino
$1025
18 km or 11 mi Ikoma
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Ashiya
$1024
19 km or 12 mi Hirakata
$1039
19 km or 12 mi Katano
$1024
20 km or 12 mi Takaishi
$1025
20 km or 13 mi Takatsuki
$1030
21 km or 13 mi Sango
$1023
22 km or 13 mi Osakasayama
$1027
22 km or 14 mi Oji
$1019
23 km or 14 mi Izumiotsu
$1024
23 km or 14 mi Ikaruga
$1025
23 km or 14 mi Tondabayashi
$1026
24 km or 15 mi Izumi
$1045
24 km or 15 mi Kanmaki
$1022
25 km or 15 mi Kashiba
$1022
25 km or 16 mi Inagawa
$1019
26 km or 16 mi Nara
$921