Mother City vs Jozi: Which city cost more to live in?

Mother City vs Jozi: Which city cost more to live in?

Major city's across the world have different costs of living. The same applies for cities within South Africa.

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Cape Town vs Johannesburg

Property in Cape Town has skyrocketed and shot well beyond its rival city, Johannesburg. Rentals in Cape Town are 45% higher than Joburg.

In the city centre the property price is 141% higher than if you bought something in the centre of Johannesburg.

Groceries are 3.25% more expensive in Johannesburg that in Cape Town and if you want to wine and dine you SO it will cost you 9% more than in the Mother City.

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However, in Cape Town the cost of buses, fuel and taxis are hire than Jozi.

Average monthly salary:

Cape Town: R16,076

Johannesburg: R21,994

In Jozi wages are 27% higher.

Buying a flat:

Cape Town: R34,137 per square metre

Johannesburg: R14,130 per square metre

Property rental:

Cape Town: R10,786 (one bedroom) – R22,228 (three bedrooms)

Johannesburg: R6,734 (one bedroom) – R14,240 (three bedrooms)

Monthly Utilities:

Cape Town: R819

Johannesburg: R1,273

35% cheaper in Cape Town.

One litre of petrol:

Cape Town: R13.48

Johannesburg: R13.85

2.69% cheaper in Cape Town.

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Three-course meal for two at a standard restaurant:

Cape Town: R455

Johannesburg: R500

9% cheaper in Cape Town.

Getting a Beer:

Cape Town: R30 (domestic draught, 0.5 litre) – R40 (imported bottle, 0.33 litre)

Johannesburg: R28 (domestic draught, 0.5 litre) – R35 (imported bottle, 0.33 litre)

7-14% cheaper in Johannesburg.

A litre of milk:

Cape Town: R12.58

Johannesburg: R14.56

13% cheaper in Cape Town.

Monthly cost of pre-school care:

Cape Town: R2,851

Johannesburg: R3,294

13% cheaper in Cape Town.

A pair of mid-range jeans:

Cape Town: R715

Johannesburg: R743

3% cheaper in Cape Town.

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