Cape Town vs Tenerife - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Tenerife
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$1133
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$524
$593
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$946
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$321
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1778
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
25 km
🎓 Higher education
56
18
😀 Quality of life
61
65
🏙️ Population
434K
905K

The cost of living in Cape Town is 20% less expensive than in Tenerife. Cities ranked 5702nd and 4214th ($904 vs $1133) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 28th in South Africa and Spain, respectively. Check South Africa vs Spain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 1.6 months in Tenerife. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Tenerife ranked 49th in Spain, while ranked 4995th and 4023rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Cape Town Tenerife
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$10.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$38.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$7.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$2.67
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$1.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$600
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$455
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$989
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$750
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$72.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$111
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
2.31%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$3521
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$2192
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$39.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$13.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.53
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$6.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$5.68
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$5.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$6.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$40.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$8.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$64.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$71.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$70.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$353
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$6894

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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 Tenerife

Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 8.7 mi La Orotava
$956
17 km or 11 mi Puerto de la Cruz
$1141
37 km or 23 mi San Cristobal de La Laguna
$1062
41 km or 26 mi Santa Cruz de Tenerife
$1008
112 km or 69 mi Santa Lucia de Tirajana
$1054
116 km or 72 mi Las Palmas
$1086
269 km or 167 mi Puerto del Rosario
$1267
272 km or 169 mi Corralejo
$1162
308 km or 191 mi Arrecife
$1230
358 km or 222 mi Laayoune
$490
487 km or 302 mi Canico
$938
488 km or 303 mi Funchal
$951
488 km or 303 mi Camara de Lobos
$942
490 km or 305 mi Santa Cruz
$938
495 km or 307 mi Machico
$943
715 km or 444 mi Taghazout
$482
721 km or 448 mi Agadir
$508
726 km or 451 mi Ait Melloul
$452
751 km or 467 mi Essaouira
$574
837 km or 520 mi Safi
$446
911 km or 566 mi Marrakesh
$693
951 km or 591 mi El Jadida
$499
1041 km or 647 mi Casablanca
$733
1061 km or 659 mi Khouribga
$414
1065 km or 662 mi Mohammedia
$539
1082 km or 672 mi Beni Mellal
$363
1116 km or 694 mi Temara
$520
1128 km or 701 mi Rabat
$630
1131 km or 703 mi Sale
$430
1135 km or 705 mi Nouakchott
$741
1161 km or 721 mi Kenitra
$562
1223 km or 760 mi Meknes
$448
1230 km or 764 mi Lagos
$1229
1241 km or 771 mi Portimao
$1011
1245 km or 774 mi Lagoa
$942
1251 km or 777 mi Silves
$942
1253 km or 779 mi Albufeira
$976
1266 km or 787 mi Faro
$1125
1271 km or 790 mi Loule
$943
1272 km or 791 mi Olhao
$938