Cape Town vs Singapore City - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Singapore City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$2433
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$5525
🏠 One person rent
$524
$1602
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$2843
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$474
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$220
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$4368
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
56
87
😀 Quality of life
61
97
🏙️ Population
434K
5.87M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 63% less expensive than in Singapore City. Cities ranked 5702nd and 168th ($904 vs $2433) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1st in South Africa and Singapore, respectively. Check South Africa vs Singapore comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.8 months in Singapore City. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Singapore City ranked 1st in Singapore, while ranked 4995th and 6th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Singapore City

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Cape Town Singapore City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$9.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$52
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$7.66
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$4.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$1.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$1922
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$1370
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$3959
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$2353
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$88.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$32.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
2.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$19898
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$9311
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$1.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$84.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$8.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$2.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$19.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$8.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$19.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$3.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$2.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$22.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$3.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$7.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$3.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$84.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$9.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$53.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$24.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$68.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$933
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$22932

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$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
3.3 km or 2.1 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
18 km or 11 mi Johor Bahru
$575
35 km or 22 mi Batam
$613
84 km or 52 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
98 km or 61 mi Kluang
$526
114 km or 71 mi Batu Pahat
$527
161 km or 100 mi Muar
$552
199 km or 123 mi Malacca
$530
261 km or 162 mi Seremban
$547
264 km or 164 mi Dumai
$493
275 km or 171 mi Pekanbaru
$562
285 km or 177 mi Kuantan
$541
296 km or 184 mi Putrajaya
$495
299 km or 186 mi Cyberjaya
$450
311 km or 193 mi Kuala Lumpur
$694
314 km or 195 mi Subang Jaya
$642
316 km or 196 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
321 km or 199 mi Shah Alam
$635
322 km or 200 mi Jambi
$499
325 km or 202 mi Klang
$591
328 km or 204 mi Chukai
$532
434 km or 269 mi Teluk Intan
$533
454 km or 282 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
457 km or 284 mi Padang
$985
476 km or 296 mi Ipoh
$561
482 km or 299 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
488 km or 303 mi Palembang
$500
504 km or 313 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
521 km or 324 mi Taiping
$552
522 km or 324 mi Lubuklinggau
$491
528 km or 328 mi Prabumulih
$490
558 km or 347 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
562 km or 349 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
564 km or 351 mi Kota Bharu
$460
578 km or 359 mi Singkawang
$492
592 km or 368 mi Bengkulu
$503
594 km or 369 mi Butterworth
$518
595 km or 370 mi Pagar Alam
$487
598 km or 372 mi George Town
$510
608 km or 378 mi Sungai Petani
$526