Cost of Living Comparison Between Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg 

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Consumer Prices in Pietermaritzburg are 14.51% lower than in Johannesburg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Pietermaritzburg are 20.12% lower than in Johannesburg
Rent Prices in Pietermaritzburg are 37.73% lower than in Johannesburg
Restaurant Prices in Pietermaritzburg are 0.58% lower than in Johannesburg
Groceries Prices in Pietermaritzburg are 14.95% lower than in Johannesburg
Local Purchasing Power in Pietermaritzburg is 26.87% lower than in Johannesburg
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Restaurants
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 130.00 R 150.00 R      +15.38 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 R 500.00 R      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R 69.00 R      +15.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 34.00 R 25.00 R      -26.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R 25.00 R      -37.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 28.14 R 30.00 R      +6.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 14.00 R 15.00 R      +7.14 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.52 R 11.25 R      -2.35 %
Markets
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 62.58 R 44.16 R      -29.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.14 R 10.89 R      -17.17 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.36 R 10.89 R      +5.12 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 31.81 R 22.67 R      -28.74 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.03 R 43.85 R      -14.08 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 34.83 R 26.31 R      -24.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.30 R 54.43 R      +10.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.83 R 9.07 R      -16.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.77 R 8.16 R      -16.41 %
Oranges (1 lb) 9.78 R 9.75 R      -0.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 9.71 R 4.76 R      -50.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 8.44 R 5.86 R      -30.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.33 R 5.29 R      -36.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.65 R 9.00 R      -42.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.94 R 14.00 R      -6.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 R 60.00 R      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 21.24 R 19.50 R      -8.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 27.32 R 24.50 R      -10.34 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 R 40.00 R      -20.00 %
Transportation
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 R 13.00 R      -62.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,142.50 R 520.00 R      -54.49 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 R 20.00 R      -20.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R 17.70 R      -8.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 R 95.00 R      -5.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 56.68 R 58.93 R      +3.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 320,000.00 R 263,800.00 R      -17.56 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 312,553.33 R 180,000.00 R      -42.41 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,601.35 R 1,787.50 R      +11.62 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.67 R 1.50 R      -10.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 909.39 R 774.25 R      -14.86 %
Sports And Leisure
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 466.86 R 342.33 R      -26.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 155.00 R 40.00 R      -74.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 R 77.50 R      -13.89 %
Childcare
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,581.53 R 1,937.50 R      -45.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 88,457.93 R 28,776.00 R      -67.47 %
Clothing And Shoes
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 765.86 R 668.33 R      -12.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 503.58 R 420.00 R      -16.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,293.98 R 1,165.00 R      -9.97 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,299.52 R 1,340.00 R      +3.11 %
Rent Per Month
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,715.15 R 4,125.00 R      -38.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,968.42 R 2,950.00 R      -50.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,005.00 R 8,450.00 R      -35.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,046.34 R 7,216.67 R      -34.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,436.67 R ?     
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,073.49 R ?     
Salaries And Financing
Johannesburg Edit Pietermaritzburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 20,112.24 R 11,750.00 R      -41.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.15 10.89      +33.67 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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