Cost of Living Comparison Between Johannesburg and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 90.6% higher than in Johannesburg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 121.6% higher than in Johannesburg
Rent Prices in Auckland are 239.0% higher than in Johannesburg
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 98.9% higher than in Johannesburg
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 154.3% higher than in Johannesburg
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 5.4% higher than in Johannesburg
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Restaurants
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 155.00 R
(13.80 NZ$)
286.51 R
(25.50 NZ$)
     +84.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 R
(71.20 NZ$)
1,460.65 R
(130.00 NZ$)
     +82.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 R
(7.12 NZ$)
179.77 R
(16.00 NZ$)
     +124.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 R
(3.56 NZ$)
134.83 R
(12.00 NZ$)
     +237.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 35.00 R
(3.12 NZ$)
134.83 R
(12.00 NZ$)
     +285.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 35.03 R
(3.12 NZ$)
64.46 R
(5.74 NZ$)
     +84.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 19.06 R
(1.70 NZ$)
49.84 R
(4.44 NZ$)
     +161.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 14.03 R
(1.25 NZ$)
42.46 R
(3.78 NZ$)
     +202.7 %
Markets
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 76.49 R
(6.81 NZ$)
138.38 R
(12.32 NZ$)
     +80.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16.35 R
(1.46 NZ$)
37.36 R
(3.32 NZ$)
     +128.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.22 R
(1.18 NZ$)
18.14 R
(1.61 NZ$)
     +37.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 37.56 R
(3.34 NZ$)
131.52 R
(11.71 NZ$)
     +250.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 62.07 R
(5.52 NZ$)
78.22 R
(6.96 NZ$)
     +26.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 37.55 R
(3.34 NZ$)
88.19 R
(7.85 NZ$)
     +134.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.75 R
(4.43 NZ$)
109.13 R
(9.71 NZ$)
     +119.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 12.76 R
(1.14 NZ$)
25.35 R
(2.26 NZ$)
     +98.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 12.64 R
(1.12 NZ$)
19.12 R
(1.70 NZ$)
     +51.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.83 R
(0.96 NZ$)
26.74 R
(2.38 NZ$)
     +146.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12.86 R
(1.14 NZ$)
51.77 R
(4.61 NZ$)
     +302.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.38 R
(0.92 NZ$)
21.95 R
(1.95 NZ$)
     +111.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 12.29 R
(1.09 NZ$)
18.18 R
(1.62 NZ$)
     +47.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 19.15 R
(1.70 NZ$)
47.85 R
(4.26 NZ$)
     +149.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.81 R
(1.41 NZ$)
21.93 R
(1.95 NZ$)
     +38.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 97.50 R
(8.68 NZ$)
202.24 R
(18.00 NZ$)
     +107.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20.28 R
(1.81 NZ$)
70.05 R
(6.23 NZ$)
     +245.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 26.63 R
(2.37 NZ$)
78.39 R
(6.98 NZ$)
     +194.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 55.50 R
(4.94 NZ$)
449.43 R
(40.00 NZ$)
     +709.8 %
Transportation
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 34.00 R
(3.03 NZ$)
47.19 R
(4.20 NZ$)
     +38.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,386.88 R
(123.43 NZ$)
2,415.70 R
(215.00 NZ$)
     +74.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.50 R
(1.82 NZ$)
44.94 R
(4.00 NZ$)
     +119.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 R
(2.86 NZ$)
72.33 R
(6.44 NZ$)
     +124.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.00 R
(6.23 NZ$)
674.15 R
(60.00 NZ$)
     +863.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 88.17 R
(7.85 NZ$)
124.61 R
(11.09 NZ$)
     +41.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 360,000.00 R
(32,040.46 NZ$)
550,441.54 R
(48,990.00 NZ$)
     +52.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 422,077.27 R
(37,565.42 NZ$)
403,265.86 R
(35,891.18 NZ$)
     -4.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,170.71 R
(193.20 NZ$)
2,796.23 R
(248.87 NZ$)
     +28.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 689.09 R
(61.33 NZ$)
699.51 R
(62.26 NZ$)
     +1.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 822.88 R
(73.24 NZ$)
964.35 R
(85.83 NZ$)
     +17.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 606.59 R
(53.99 NZ$)
716.87 R
(63.80 NZ$)
     +18.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 209.23 R
(18.62 NZ$)
331.72 R
(29.52 NZ$)
     +58.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 120.00 R
(10.68 NZ$)
258.42 R
(23.00 NZ$)
     +115.4 %
Childcare
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,362.50 R
(388.27 NZ$)
15,686.52 R
(1,396.12 NZ$)
     +259.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 97,347.83 R
(8,664.08 NZ$)
247,524.54 R
(22,030.00 NZ$)
     +154.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 835.39 R
(74.35 NZ$)
1,494.81 R
(133.04 NZ$)
     +78.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 624.96 R
(55.62 NZ$)
947.70 R
(84.35 NZ$)
     +51.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,502.00 R
(133.68 NZ$)
1,994.35 R
(177.50 NZ$)
     +32.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,553.27 R
(138.24 NZ$)
2,476.37 R
(220.40 NZ$)
     +59.4 %
Rent Per Month
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,444.00 R
(662.53 NZ$)
24,897.54 R
(2,215.91 NZ$)
     +234.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,305.69 R
(561.21 NZ$)
23,529.83 R
(2,094.18 NZ$)
     +273.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,826.92 R
(1,230.61 NZ$)
47,259.21 R
(4,206.13 NZ$)
     +241.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,730.73 R
(1,044.05 NZ$)
37,555.42 R
(3,342.48 NZ$)
     +220.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,548.44 R
(137.81 NZ$)
16,177.79 R
(1,439.84 NZ$)
     +944.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,214.66 R
(108.11 NZ$)
14,760.53 R
(1,313.71 NZ$)
     +1,115.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Johannesburg Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 28,034.10 R
(2,495.07 NZ$)
65,495.35 R
(5,829.17 NZ$)
     +133.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.00 6.92      -37.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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