Cape Town vs Taipei - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Taipei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$1271
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$3296
🏠 One person rent
$524
$585
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$1117
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$451
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1735
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
56
95
😀 Quality of life
61
87
🏙️ Population
434K
2.6M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 29% less expensive than in Taipei. Cities ranked 5702nd and 3262nd ($904 vs $1271) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1st in South Africa and Taiwan, respectively. Check South Africa vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.4 months in Taipei. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Taipei ranked 2nd in Taiwan, while ranked 4995th and 174th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Taipei

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Cape Town Taipei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$4.96
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$37.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$4.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$3.93
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$3.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$764
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$436
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$1354
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$910
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$60.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$94
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$23.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
1.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$14414
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$8071
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$42
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$9.05
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$3.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$2.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$3.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$20.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$5.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$4.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$22.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$4.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$9.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$2.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$40.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$35.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$20.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$79.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$94.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$655
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$15007

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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
9.6 km or 6 mi New Taipei
$1064
23 km or 14 mi Keelung
$973
39 km or 24 mi Taoyuan
$854
39 km or 24 mi Yilan
$758
58 km or 36 mi Zhubei
$1006
63 km or 39 mi Hsinchu
$807
89 km or 56 mi Miaoli
$708
133 km or 82 mi Taichung
$927
149 km or 92 mi Changhua
$842
152 km or 95 mi Nantou
$828
180 km or 112 mi Douliu
$827
206 km or 128 mi Chiayi
$882
252 km or 157 mi Fuzhou
$700
257 km or 160 mi Putian
$705
258 km or 160 mi Taitung
$1091
267 km or 166 mi Tainan
$859
270 km or 168 mi Ningde
$701
276 km or 172 mi Ishigaki
$1022
297 km or 185 mi Quanzhou
$757
298 km or 185 mi Kaohsiung
$914
299 km or 186 mi Jinjiang
$702
316 km or 196 mi Rui'an
$687
330 km or 205 mi Kinmen
$828
340 km or 211 mi Wenzhou
$968
354 km or 220 mi Xiamen
$828
371 km or 230 mi Wenling
$688
379 km or 235 mi Miyakojima
$1022
380 km or 236 mi Nanping
$684
395 km or 246 mi Zhangzhou
$751
411 km or 255 mi Lishui
$768
414 km or 257 mi Sanming
$694
425 km or 264 mi Linhai
$675
454 km or 282 mi Longyan
$691
461 km or 286 mi Wuyishan
$642
488 km or 303 mi Jinhua
$852
495 km or 308 mi Yiwu
$696
508 km or 316 mi Quzhou
$520
518 km or 322 mi Shangrao
$765
520 km or 323 mi Chaozhou
$648
525 km or 326 mi Shantou
$1051