Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Johannesburg 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Johannesburg are 42.79% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Johannesburg are 53.35% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Johannesburg are 70.19% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 39.35% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Johannesburg are 51.29% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Johannesburg is 34.00% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(213.48 R)
14.05 A$
(150.00 R)
     -29.73 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(1,067.38 R)
56.21 A$
(600.00 R)
     -43.79 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(128.09 R)
5.62 A$
(60.00 R)
     -53.16 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(85.39 R)
2.81 A$
(30.00 R)
     -64.87 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(96.06 R)
3.75 A$
(40.00 R)
     -58.36 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.12 A$
(43.98 R)
2.63 A$
(28.10 R)
     -36.11 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.24 A$
(34.55 R)
1.38 A$
(14.75 R)
     -57.30 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 A$
(29.80 R)
1.13 A$
(12.10 R)
     -59.38 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.48 A$
(69.20 R)
5.82 A$
(62.12 R)
     -10.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 A$
(27.30 R)
1.21 A$
(12.92 R)
     -52.66 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.17 A$
(12.53 R)
1.01 A$
(10.73 R)
     -14.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.71 A$
(50.30 R)
2.95 A$
(31.50 R)
     -37.38 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.96 A$
(52.98 R)
4.94 A$
(52.76 R)
     -0.42 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.17 A$
(55.20 R)
3.10 A$
(33.14 R)
     -39.96 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.70 A$
(92.88 R)
4.67 A$
(49.90 R)
     -46.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.10 A$
(22.41 R)
1.02 A$
(10.91 R)
     -51.29 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.66 A$
(17.69 R)
0.93 A$
(9.91 R)
     -43.97 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.66 A$
(17.69 R)
0.96 A$
(10.29 R)
     -41.82 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.38 A$
(25.45 R)
0.91 A$
(9.70 R)
     -61.88 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.54 A$
(16.40 R)
0.81 A$
(8.61 R)
     -47.53 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 A$
(13.96 R)
0.73 A$
(7.81 R)
     -44.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.65 A$
(28.24 R)
1.48 A$
(15.85 R)
     -43.88 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 A$
(23.36 R)
1.38 A$
(14.75 R)
     -36.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$
(181.45 R)
7.03 A$
(75.00 R)
     -58.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.36 A$
(57.21 R)
1.93 A$
(20.64 R)
     -63.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.20 A$
(66.19 R)
2.45 A$
(26.15 R)
     -60.49 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.49 A$
(378.81 R)
4.68 A$
(50.00 R)
     -86.80 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(42.70 R)
3.28 A$
(35.00 R)
     -18.02 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(2,320.38 R)
102.65 A$
(1,095.65 R)
     -52.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 A$
(43.76 R)
3.28 A$
(35.00 R)
     -20.02 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.80 A$
(40.54 R)
2.04 A$
(21.73 R)
     -46.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$
(604.99 R)
5.86 A$
(62.50 R)
     -89.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.48 A$
(58.54 R)
5.79 A$
(61.83 R)
     +5.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$
(320,212.63 R)
28,106.32 A$
(300,000.00 R)
     -6.31 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,651.24 A$
(295,142.54 R)
30,394.55 A$
(324,424.00 R)
     +9.92 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.99 A$
(1,942.57 R)
155.93 A$
(1,664.39 R)
     -14.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.78 A$
(8.33 R)
0.15 A$
(1.63 R)
     -80.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.55 A$
(774.38 R)
85.51 A$
(912.70 R)
     +17.86 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.86 A$
(873.76 R)
46.60 A$
(497.41 R)
     -43.07 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.12 A$
(257.45 R)
16.77 A$
(179.00 R)
     -30.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(213.48 R)
9.13 A$
(97.49 R)
     -54.33 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,260.01 A$
(24,122.83 R)
331.35 A$
(3,536.76 R)
     -85.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,360.87 A$
(217,326.92 R)
8,990.06 A$
(95,957.65 R)
     -55.85 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 108.44 A$
(1,157.45 R)
75.61 A$
(807.05 R)
     -30.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.76 A$
(776.62 R)
50.58 A$
(539.92 R)
     -30.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 143.82 A$
(1,535.14 R)
125.80 A$
(1,342.81 R)
     -12.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156.50 A$
(1,670.44 R)
123.27 A$
(1,315.76 R)
     -21.23 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,670.93 A$
(28,508.89 R)
601.41 A$
(6,419.35 R)
     -77.48 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,921.81 A$
(20,512.90 R)
575.51 A$
(6,142.86 R)
     -70.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,865.74 A$
(51,935.66 R)
1,365.45 A$
(14,574.48 R)
     -71.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,041.66 A$
(32,465.90 R)
1,062.37 A$
(11,339.47 R)
     -65.07 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,387.14 A$
(14,805.96 R)
128.82 A$
(1,374.95 R)
     -90.71 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 819.09 A$
(8,742.75 R)
104.61 A$
(1,116.54 R)
     -87.23 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Johannesburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,889.37 A$
(62,861.70 R)
1,813.01 A$
(19,351.61 R)
     -69.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.82 8.02      +184.09 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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