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Cost of Living Comparison Between South Africa and Malaysia 

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Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Malaysia are 0.72% lower than in South Africa
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Malaysia are 3.82% lower than in South Africa
Rent Prices in Malaysia are 12.86% lower than in South Africa
Restaurant Prices in Malaysia are 39.71% lower than in South Africa
Groceries Prices in Malaysia are 10.08% higher than in South Africa
Local Purchasing Power in Malaysia is 27.95% lower than in South Africa

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  South Africa  Malaysia      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 R     23.26 R      -70.92 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 R     161.53 R      -53.85 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 45.00 R     35.54 R      -21.03 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 18.00 R     32.31 R      +79.48 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 18.00 R     38.77 R      +115.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 16.92 R     27.98 R      +65.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 9.04 R     6.78 R      -25.03 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 7.62 R     3.81 R      -49.94 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 10.46 R     18.25 R      +74.54 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 9.79 R     9.51 R      -2.80 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 15.15 R     11.88 R      -21.60 %
Eggs (12) 18.97 R     14.57 R      -23.16 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 67.22 R     74.30 R      +10.54 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 51.18 R     33.18 R      -35.17 %
Apples (1kg) 15.63 R     24.97 R      +59.76 %
Oranges (1kg) 13.89 R     23.15 R      +66.64 %
Tomato (1kg) 14.57 R     13.44 R      -7.74 %
Potato (1kg) 12.13 R     9.74 R      -19.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 9.29 R     9.12 R      -1.83 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.93 R     7.08 R      -40.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 47.00 R     161.53 R      +243.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.92 R     27.22 R      +110.59 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 16.30 R     34.66 R      +112.67 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 32.00 R     34.24 R      +7.02 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 12.00 R     6.46 R      -46.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 400.00 R     323.07 R      -19.23 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 15.50 R     9.69 R      -37.47 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 10.00 R     6.16 R      -38.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 R     64.61 R      +29.23 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 12.86 R     6.64 R      -48.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 200,000.00 R     484,597.74 R      +142.30 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 984.75 R     529.90 R      -46.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.94 R     0.90 R      -53.74 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 634.88 R     470.09 R      -25.96 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 382.02 R     470.53 R      +23.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 59.52 R     62.22 R      +4.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 R     38.77 R      -22.46 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 615.44 R     752.40 R      +22.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 390.16 R     491.11 R      +25.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 783.42 R     887.79 R      +13.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 718.37 R     761.20 R      +5.96 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,467.38 R     5,157.14 R      +15.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,594.05 R     2,808.18 R      -21.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,117.80 R     8,554.69 R      -6.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,365.00 R     4,811.22 R      -34.67 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,265.50 R     21,038.90 R      +86.76 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,099.65 R     12,936.77 R      +42.17 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 15,046.69 R     10,426.02 R      -30.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 8.86     4.94      -44.19 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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