Residents in the Western Cape enjoy beautiful scenery, a mild Mediterranean climate, vibrant nightlife, burgeoning foodie culture, comparatively low cost-of-living, first class health care and quality schooling. In addition to an attractive quality of life, globally, Cape Town has ranked favourably in terms of both doing business and the cost of living. Mercer’s Cost of Living City rankings (2014) indicated that Cape Town was one of the most competitive out of 211 cities in the index. Download the cost of doing business PDF above.