Cape Town, with its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultural scene, has long been a destination that captures the hearts of locals and travellers alike. However, beneath the beauty of Table Mountain and the charm of the Cape Winelands, how expensive is Cape Town for digital nomads?
In this blog post, we answer the question on everyone's mind when planning a trip to South Africa: From accommodation and daily expenses to leisure activities and dining out, we have the updated costs and provide you with a realistic view of what it takes to call this captivating city you digital nomad home.
Our Cape Town Price Guide (all prices are accurate from January 2024)
𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 & 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸𝘀:
Known for its diverse culinary scene, Cape Town invites you to savour a melting pot of flavours. These are the average costs of eating and drinking out, from casual eateries, fine dining establishments and digital nomad cafes in Cape Town.
- Cappuccino: €1.50
- Smoothie: €2-3
- Breakfast in a Café: €4-6
- Cocktails: €3-5
- Bottle of Wine in Restaurant: €3-6
- Main Dish in a normal restaurant: €4 -5
- Main Dish in a fancy restaurant: €10-15
Hotels & Apartments:
One of the most significant contributors to the cost of living in Cape Town is housing. Whether you're eyeing the trendy neighbourhoods of the city bowl or the quieter suburbs along the coast, finding the right balance between affordability and location is key and we have coliving spaces in all the best neighbourhoods in Cape Town to stay.
- Hotel Room: €30-80 per night
- Airbnb For Longer Stays: €1000-1500 per month (depending on season)
- Coliving Spaces: From €690 per month
Cape Town is a city that thrives on its cultural offerings and outdoor activities. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, art lover, or foodie, we'll uncover the price tags attached to the experiences that make Cape Town so unique.
- Rental Car for 2 Days: €50
- Concert Ticket: €10
- 20 min Uber Drive: €4
- Wine Tasting: €5-6 for 4-6 wine
- Yoga Class: €5-8
Internet, Coworking & Coliving Spaces:
Cape Town has great connectivity and a growing number of Coworking Spaces to choose from to help you stay connected and meet new Cape Town digital nomads who are enjoying the city.
- 50 GB SIM card: - €30
- 100-hour pass in Coworking Space:€160
- 1 month Coliving Space from: - €690
In general, you will be really surprised by the prices for cafés and restaurants. The quality you get for your money is incredible — 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱/𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸𝘀.
Our Other Useful Guides:
- Cape Town Digital Nomad Guide
- How To Get The Best Flight Price To Cape Town
- 6 Cape Town Day Tours for Digital Nomads
- 6 Digital Nomad Adventures in South Africa
- Cape Town in Summer
- What are Coliving Spaces for Digital Nomads
To connect with other Cape Town digital nomads and remote workers to cowork in different locations around Cape Town - Join the local FREE CoWorking Days digital nomad meet up community or join us on our next Cape Town Coliving Retreat.
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