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Cost of Living Comparison Between Cape Town and Johannesburg 

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Consumer Prices in Johannesburg are 3.89% higher than in Cape Town
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Johannesburg are 8.88% lower than in Cape Town
Rent Prices in Johannesburg are 32.40% lower than in Cape Town
Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 5.00% lower than in Cape Town
Groceries Prices in Johannesburg are 2.25% higher than in Cape Town
Local Purchasing Power in Johannesburg is 9.94% higher than in Cape Town
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 140.00 R 130.00 R      -7.14 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 R 500.00 R      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R 55.00 R      -8.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 R 25.00 R      -16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R 34.00 R      -15.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.05 R 25.76 R      -4.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.97 R 14.26 R      +2.09 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.87 R 10.87 R      -0.02 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 51.56 R 61.04 R      +18.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.42 R 12.42 R      +0.06 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.32 R 9.30 R      -9.90 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 32.71 R 30.72 R      -6.08 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 48.76 R 47.61 R      -2.36 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 36.69 R 34.44 R      -6.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 46.56 R 45.42 R      -2.45 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.46 R 10.23 R      -2.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 8.85 R 8.30 R      -6.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 9.03 R 11.12 R      +23.24 %
Tomato (1 lb) 8.05 R 9.66 R      +20.03 %
Potato (1 lb) 6.49 R 8.44 R      +29.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 6.26 R 7.82 R      +24.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 14.00 R 15.46 R      +10.42 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.30 R 15.88 R      +3.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 R 70.00 R      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.83 R 18.39 R      -19.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.52 R 27.70 R      -9.25 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 R 45.00 R      +12.50 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 R 30.00 R      +100.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 450.00 R 733.50 R      +63.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R 20.00 R      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 R 17.30 R      +7.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 R 100.00 R      +108.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 58.64 R 59.81 R      +1.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 R 301,750.00 R      +0.58 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 282,345.24 R 290,862.00 R      +3.02 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,037.90 R 1,255.30 R      +20.95 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.58 R 1.52 R      -3.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,001.05 R 979.01 R      -2.20 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 532.21 R 531.01 R      -0.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 134.00 R 160.12 R      +19.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 82.00 R 86.00 R      +4.88 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,037.95 R 3,571.39 R      +17.56 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 57,805.56 R 73,642.86 R      +27.40 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 771.24 R 790.44 R      +2.49 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 491.93 R 469.31 R      -4.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,260.95 R 1,144.79 R      -9.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,189.31 R 1,164.47 R      -2.09 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,976.92 R 6,742.50 R      -38.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,340.91 R 5,977.94 R      -18.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,711.27 R 13,490.57 R      -40.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,892.31 R 11,591.53 R      -22.16 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,556.03 R 1,338.15 R      -62.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,736.99 R 976.97 R      -43.76 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 17,585.33 R 17,616.74 R      +0.18 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.48 10.49      +0.13 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:424427
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: ZAR