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Cost of Living Comparison Between South Africa and Malaysia 

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Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Malaysia are 0.89% lower than in South Africa
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Malaysia are 3.90% lower than in South Africa
Rent Prices in Malaysia are 12.68% lower than in South Africa
Restaurant Prices in Malaysia are 39.61% lower than in South Africa
Groceries Prices in Malaysia are 9.68% higher than in South Africa
Local Purchasing Power in Malaysia is 26.17% lower than in South Africa

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  South Africa  Malaysia      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 R     23.81 R      -70.24 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 R     161.97 R      -53.72 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 45.00 R     35.63 R      -20.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 18.00 R     32.39 R      +79.97 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 18.00 R     38.87 R      +115.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 16.91 R     27.92 R      +65.11 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 9.05 R     6.81 R      -24.75 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 7.62 R     3.82 R      -49.83 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 10.46 R     18.30 R      +75.01 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 9.81 R     9.51 R      -2.97 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 15.15 R     11.90 R      -21.46 %
Eggs (12) 18.97 R     14.62 R      -22.92 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 67.23 R     75.45 R      +12.23 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 51.17 R     33.15 R      -35.21 %
Apples (1kg) 15.63 R     25.04 R      +60.19 %
Oranges (1kg) 13.89 R     23.21 R      +67.10 %
Tomato (1kg) 14.57 R     13.48 R      -7.48 %
Potato (1kg) 12.13 R     9.70 R      -20.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 9.29 R     9.14 R      -1.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.93 R     7.12 R      -40.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 47.00 R     161.97 R      +244.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.92 R     27.01 R      +109.05 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 16.30 R     34.50 R      +111.74 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 33.00 R     34.01 R      +3.07 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 12.00 R     6.48 R      -46.01 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 400.00 R     323.95 R      -19.01 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16.00 R     9.72 R      -39.26 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 10.00 R     6.16 R      -38.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 R     64.79 R      +29.58 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 12.83 R     6.65 R      -48.13 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 200,000.00 R     485,918.62 R      +142.96 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 988.57 R     530.91 R      -46.30 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.95 R     0.90 R      -53.64 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 633.34 R     471.05 R      -25.62 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 379.42 R     471.99 R      +24.40 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 59.52 R     63.54 R      +6.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 R     38.87 R      -22.25 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 616.51 R     753.03 R      +22.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 388.39 R     494.70 R      +27.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 786.02 R     891.34 R      +13.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 719.97 R     761.86 R      +5.82 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,448.89 R     5,132.41 R      +15.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,589.16 R     2,843.52 R      -20.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,119.08 R     8,621.25 R      -5.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,371.83 R     4,848.80 R      -34.23 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,238.43 R     21,096.25 R      +87.72 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,097.05 R     12,972.03 R      +42.60 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 14,847.86 R     10,534.83 R      -29.05 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 8.87     4.95      -44.19 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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