Cape Town vs Suzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Suzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$921
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$524
$399
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$673
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$335
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$72.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$967
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
19 km
🎓 Higher education
56
69
😀 Quality of life
61
69
🏙️ Population
434K
12.7M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 2% less expensive than in Suzhou. Cities ranked 5702nd and 5651st ($904 vs $921) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 13th in South Africa and China, respectively. Check South Africa vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.1 months in Suzhou. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Suzhou ranked 14th in China, while ranked 4995th and 2741st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Suzhou

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Cape Town Suzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$27.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$5.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$3.16
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$4.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$532
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$302
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$1047
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$492
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$35.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$55.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$15.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
4.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$5916
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$1658
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$4.63
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$2.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$2.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$4.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$16.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$3.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$5.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.38
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$29.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$6.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$81.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$54.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$608
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$29097

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371 km or 231 mi George
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644 km or 400 mi Uitenhage
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$815
754 km or 468 mi Makhanda
$766
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$761
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$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
35 km or 22 mi Kunshan
$699
40 km or 25 mi Changshu
$689
43 km or 27 mi Wuxi
$861
49 km or 31 mi Taicang
$677
63 km or 39 mi Jiaxing
$730
64 km or 40 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
69 km or 43 mi Huzhou
$720
75 km or 47 mi Jiangyin
$681
76 km or 47 mi Yixing
$678
80 km or 50 mi Nantong
$1047
82 km or 51 mi Shanghai
$1413
83 km or 52 mi Changzhou
$782
84 km or 52 mi Haimen
$673
85 km or 53 mi Jingjiang
$665
88 km or 55 mi Pudong
$759
109 km or 68 mi Liyang
$666
112 km or 70 mi Taixing
$678
114 km or 71 mi Qidong
$677
120 km or 75 mi Rugao
$682
123 km or 77 mi Guangde
$657
125 km or 78 mi Hangzhou
$882
125 km or 78 mi Danyang
$669
129 km or 80 mi Yangzhong
$649
137 km or 85 mi Hai'an
$669
145 km or 90 mi Shaoxing
$745
148 km or 92 mi Taizhou
$696
149 km or 93 mi Zhenjiang
$588
156 km or 97 mi Jurong
$664
164 km or 102 mi Yangzhou
$709
173 km or 107 mi Ningguo
$651
175 km or 109 mi Yizheng
$660
175 km or 109 mi Dongtai
$675
182 km or 113 mi Xuancheng
$732
182 km or 113 mi Ningbo
$809
194 km or 120 mi Nanjing
$817
196 km or 122 mi Xinghua
$682
198 km or 123 mi Gaoyou
$669
202 km or 125 mi Zhoushan
$680
214 km or 133 mi Wuhu
$839
216 km or 134 mi Tianchang
$661