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Would you consider Cape Town to be an inexpensive city right now?

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Aug 30th, 2000, 07:20 AM
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Ben
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Would you consider Cape Town to be an inexpensive city right now?

Someone here said Cape Town has prices found in Mexico. Would you agree??

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Sep 1st, 2000, 11:56 PM
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Lionel Miles
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Ben, I really would not say it is the same as Mexico but it if very close because the Rand is only worth one sevent of the dollar. Accommodations are reasonable unless you want to stay in a tourist trap that caters only to foreigners. Your money will go further but don't expect to find everything that is available when touring the US. Good luck. Cape Town is a truly lovely city and very cultured and sophisticated.
 
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Sep 14th, 2000, 11:51 AM
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Cape Town, and South Africa as a whole, is very inexpensive, compared to American cities like Chicago and St. Louis. (I'm a midwesterner.) Good hotels are priced about like chain motels in small American towns, e.g. $60-$90 for a double. You can pay more than that, of course, for 5-star luxury. Gourmet food and wine are really cheap!

Gas is about the same as in Europe, about $2 a gallon, I think. Car rental is a little higher than in the US.

Once you've paid for the plane ticket, you'll generally spend a lot less than you would on a European vacation.
 
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