Cape Town vs Tenerife - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cape Town Tenerife
🚶 Cost of living one person
$882
$1649
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2160
$3382
🏠 One person rent
$484
$1040
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$1524
🍽️ Food expenses
$262
$370
🚐 Transport expenses
$56.6
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1503
$1379
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
25 km
🎓 Higher education
56
18
😀 Quality of life
59
61
🏙️ Population
434K
932K

The cost of living in Cape Town is 46% less expensive than in Tenerife. Cities ranked 6098th and 2842nd ($882 vs $1649) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 10th in South Africa and Spain, respectively. Check South Africa vs Spain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cape Town compared to 0.8 months in Tenerife. Cape Town ranked 3rd best city to live in South Africa vs Tenerife ranked 74th in Spain, while ranked 5391st and 5095th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cape Town Tenerife
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.57
$10.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$46.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$8.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$2.74
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$1.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$1.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$546
$1047
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$357
$902
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1199
$1553
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$1335
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$68.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$106
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.1
$39.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.58%
3.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1913
$2331
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1319
$1999
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.05
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.2
$38.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.23
$17.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$1.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.01
$1.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.92
$1.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.39
$2.93
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.15
$16.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.26
$7.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.34
$2.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.55
$4.36
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.65
$4.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.91
$9.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.79
$2.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.27
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.38
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.3
$42.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$6.48
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.2
$71.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.81
$11.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.5
$76
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.6
$82.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$174
$323
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4090
$6125

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Cities near Cape Town

Distance City Cost of living
54 km or 33 mi Paarl
$776
99 km or 62 mi Worcester
$639
371 km or 231 mi George
$692
644 km or 400 mi Uitenhage
$810
662 km or 411 mi Port Elizabeth
$874
664 km or 413 mi Upington
$648
754 km or 468 mi Makhanda
$709
821 km or 510 mi Komani
$709
833 km or 518 mi Kimberley
$761
845 km or 525 mi Bhisho
$713
882 km or 548 mi East London
$689
912 km or 567 mi Bloemfontein
$606
950 km or 590 mi Mafeteng
$515
999 km or 621 mi Maseru
$539
1002 km or 622 mi Mthatha
$694
1029 km or 639 mi Teyateyaneng
$514
1030 km or 640 mi Welkom
$689
1034 km or 643 mi Mariental
$767
1092 km or 679 mi Butha-Buthe
$516
1092 km or 679 mi Kroonstad
$704
1113 km or 692 mi Klerksdorp
$626
1135 km or 705 mi Mmabatho
$723
1155 km or 718 mi Potchefstroom
$628
1187 km or 737 mi Rehoboth
$742
1194 km or 742 mi Lobatse
$632
1198 km or 745 mi Kanye
$631
1208 km or 751 mi Vanderbijlpark
$705
1217 km or 756 mi Vereeniging
$645
1231 km or 765 mi Pietermaritzburg
$619
1244 km or 773 mi Soweto
$885
1250 km or 777 mi Rustenburg
$854
1260 km or 783 mi Gaborone
$656
1261 km or 783 mi Molepolole
$605
1261 km or 784 mi Johannesburg
$898
1267 km or 788 mi Randburg
$782
1269 km or 789 mi Windhoek
$810
1270 km or 789 mi Sandton
$861
1271 km or 790 mi Durban
$776
1277 km or 794 mi Gobabis
$753
1279 km or 795 mi Walvis Bay
$723

Cities near Tenerife

Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 8.7 mi La Orotava
$1616
17 km or 11 mi Puerto de la Cruz
$1744
37 km or 23 mi San Cristobal de La Laguna
$1262
41 km or 26 mi Santa Cruz de Tenerife
$1280
112 km or 69 mi Santa Lucia de Tirajana
$1173
116 km or 72 mi Las Palmas
$1145
269 km or 167 mi Puerto del Rosario
$1400
272 km or 169 mi Corralejo
$1448
308 km or 191 mi Arrecife
$1450
358 km or 222 mi Laayoune
$537
487 km or 302 mi Canico
$1347
488 km or 303 mi Funchal
$1377
488 km or 303 mi Camara de Lobos
$1343
490 km or 305 mi Santa Cruz
$1341
495 km or 307 mi Machico
$1340
715 km or 444 mi Taghazout
$517
721 km or 448 mi Agadir
$535
726 km or 451 mi Ait Melloul
$504
751 km or 467 mi Essaouira
$629
837 km or 520 mi Safi
$477
911 km or 566 mi Marrakesh
$605
951 km or 591 mi El Jadida
$501
1041 km or 647 mi Casablanca
$818
1061 km or 659 mi Khouribga
$438
1065 km or 662 mi Mohammedia
$630
1082 km or 672 mi Beni Mellal
$446
1116 km or 694 mi Temara
$576
1128 km or 701 mi Rabat
$725
1131 km or 703 mi Sale
$529
1135 km or 705 mi Nouakchott
$657
1161 km or 721 mi Kenitra
$524
1223 km or 760 mi Meknes
$426
1230 km or 764 mi Lagos
$1410
1241 km or 771 mi Portimao
$1238
1245 km or 774 mi Lagoa
$1330
1251 km or 777 mi Silves
$1376
1253 km or 779 mi Albufeira
$2205
1266 km or 787 mi Faro
$1314
1271 km or 790 mi Loule
$1487
1272 km or 791 mi Olhao
$1329