Cost of Living Comparison Between Durban and Johannesburg 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Johannesburg are 14.38% higher than in Durban (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Johannesburg are 13.53% higher than in Durban
Rent Prices in Johannesburg are 11.09% higher than in Durban
Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 14.89% higher than in Durban
Groceries Prices in Johannesburg are 8.15% higher than in Durban
Local Purchasing Power in Johannesburg is 10.61% higher than in Durban
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Restaurants
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 R 120.00 R      +20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 540.00 R 600.00 R      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 R 60.00 R      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 26.00 R 30.00 R      +15.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 R 40.00 R      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.00 R 27.70 R      +6.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 15.50 R 14.94 R      -3.63 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 R 11.92 R      +8.35 %
Markets
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 65.24 R 59.72 R      -8.45 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.87 R 12.94 R      +0.54 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.32 R 10.37 R      +11.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 25.54 R 31.17 R      +22.06 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 46.39 R 52.69 R      +13.57 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 30.81 R 33.45 R      +8.54 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 45.46 R 48.37 R      +6.40 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.10 R 11.08 R      +9.72 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.69 R 10.11 R      +4.29 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.06 R 10.51 R      +4.48 %
Tomato (1 lb) 9.31 R 10.08 R      +8.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 7.22 R 7.99 R      +10.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 6.92 R 7.91 R      +14.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.83 R 16.06 R      +1.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.75 R 14.92 R      +8.54 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 R 75.00 R      +15.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20.37 R 20.05 R      -1.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 21.88 R 26.23 R      +19.90 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 44.50 R 47.50 R      +6.74 %
Transportation
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R 35.00 R      +75.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 R 1,095.65 R      +82.61 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 R 35.00 R      +191.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 R 19.31 R      +20.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 R 72.50 R      +20.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 60.28 R 59.52 R      -1.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 290,000.00 R 300,000.00 R      +3.45 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 333,033.33 R 298,305.26 R      -10.43 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,294.95 R 1,585.91 R      +22.47 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.28 R 1.62 R      +26.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 850.00 R 906.67 R      +6.67 %
Sports And Leisure
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 518.50 R 496.53 R      -4.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 110.00 R 173.75 R      +57.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 77.50 R 99.00 R      +27.74 %
Childcare
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,961.11 R 3,394.00 R      +14.62 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,333.33 R 88,856.67 R      +40.30 %
Clothing And Shoes
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 775.00 R 809.28 R      +4.42 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 558.33 R 561.75 R      +0.61 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,291.67 R 1,309.97 R      +1.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,080.00 R 1,325.86 R      +22.77 %
Rent Per Month
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,333.33 R 6,727.27 R      +26.14 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,537.50 R 6,166.67 R      +11.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,285.71 R 14,689.09 R      +19.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,812.50 R 11,263.33 R      -4.65 %
Buy Apartment Price
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 492.38 R 1,487.60 R      +202.12 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,358.84 R 1,143.07 R      -15.88 %
Salaries And Financing
Durban Edit Johannesburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,000.00 R 18,836.36 R      +25.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.07 8.01      -20.40 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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