Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Johannesburg 

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Cost of Living in Johannesburg is 4.3% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Johannesburg is 12.1% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Johannesburg are 33.2% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 72.9% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Johannesburg are 31.7% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Johannesburg is 166.6% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿
(49.71 R)
402.36 ฿
(200.00 R)
     +302.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ฿
(497.07 R)
1,609.43 ฿
(800.00 R)
     +60.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿
(99.41 R)
178.04 ฿
(88.50 R)
     -11.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿
(39.77 R)
80.47 ฿
(40.00 R)
     +0.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 139.95 ฿
(69.56 R)
70.41 ฿
(35.00 R)
     -49.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 84.34 ฿
(41.92 R)
69.69 ฿
(34.64 R)
     -17.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.94 ฿
(10.41 R)
36.68 ฿
(18.23 R)
     +75.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.20 ฿
(5.57 R)
26.56 ฿
(13.20 R)
     +137.2 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 250.45 ฿
(124.49 R)
155.90 ฿
(77.49 R)
     -37.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.02 ฿
(25.86 R)
33.30 ฿
(16.55 R)
     -36.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.26 ฿
(11.56 R)
27.74 ฿
(13.79 R)
     +19.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 77.51 ฿
(38.53 R)
84.57 ฿
(42.04 R)
     +9.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 321.49 ฿
(159.81 R)
127.35 ฿
(63.30 R)
     -60.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 44.67 ฿
(22.21 R)
75.30 ฿
(37.43 R)
     +68.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 171.29 ฿
(85.15 R)
103.49 ฿
(51.44 R)
     -39.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 49.77 ฿
(24.74 R)
26.36 ฿
(13.11 R)
     -47.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 25.25 ฿
(12.55 R)
25.09 ฿
(12.47 R)
     -0.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 36.11 ฿
(17.95 R)
23.63 ฿
(11.74 R)
     -34.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 28.04 ฿
(13.94 R)
26.70 ฿
(13.27 R)
     -4.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 24.78 ฿
(12.32 R)
21.11 ฿
(10.49 R)
     -14.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 21.76 ฿
(10.82 R)
24.42 ฿
(12.14 R)
     +12.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 43.31 ฿
(21.53 R)
38.76 ฿
(19.27 R)
     -10.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.89 ฿
(7.90 R)
32.51 ฿
(16.16 R)
     +104.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿
(298.24 R)
201.18 ฿
(100.00 R)
     -66.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 62.50 ฿
(31.07 R)
45.13 ฿
(22.43 R)
     -27.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 129.29 ฿
(64.27 R)
52.92 ฿
(26.30 R)
     -59.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿
(74.56 R)
112.66 ฿
(56.00 R)
     -24.9 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 44.00 ฿
(21.87 R)
70.41 ฿
(35.00 R)
     +60.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,300.00 ฿
(646.19 R)
3,017.68 ฿
(1,500.00 R)
     +132.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(17.40 R)
41.24 ฿
(20.50 R)
     +17.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 68.98 ฿
(34.29 R)
64.75 ฿
(32.19 R)
     -6.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 ฿
(99.41 R)
140.82 ฿
(70.00 R)
     -29.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 154.15 ฿
(76.62 R)
177.85 ฿
(88.40 R)
     +15.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 ฿
(994,142.10 R)
744,360.39 ฿
(370,000.00 R)
     -62.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 917,088.24 ฿
(455,858.01 R)
864,765.71 ฿
(429,850.00 R)
     -5.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,263.91 ฿
(1,622.40 R)
4,117.13 ฿
(2,046.51 R)
     +26.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 465.74 ฿
(231.51 R)
1,380.89 ฿
(686.40 R)
     +196.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 532.82 ฿
(264.85 R)
1,673.40 ฿
(831.80 R)
     +214.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,993.41 ฿
(990.86 R)
1,206.47 ฿
(599.70 R)
     -39.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 400.06 ฿
(198.86 R)
419.60 ฿
(208.57 R)
     +4.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿
(124.27 R)
251.47 ฿
(125.00 R)
     +0.6 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 24,051.64 ฿
(11,955.37 R)
8,928.49 ฿
(4,438.10 R)
     -62.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 448,379.55 ฿
(222,876.49 R)
200,454.24 ฿
(99,640.00 R)
     -55.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,088.04 ฿
(1,037.91 R)
1,720.21 ฿
(855.07 R)
     -17.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,382.61 ฿
(687.26 R)
1,291.18 ฿
(641.81 R)
     -6.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,523.10 ฿
(1,751.23 R)
3,078.75 ฿
(1,530.36 R)
     -12.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,199.95 ฿
(1,590.60 R)
3,032.43 ฿
(1,507.33 R)
     -5.2 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,818.18 ฿
(10,845.19 R)
14,844.10 ฿
(7,378.57 R)
     -32.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,481.58 ฿
(5,210.09 R)
13,252.63 ฿
(6,587.50 R)
     +26.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,810.34 ฿
(29,232.92 R)
28,558.60 ฿
(14,195.65 R)
     -51.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,468.52 ฿
(14,647.95 R)
23,925.80 ฿
(11,892.82 R)
     -18.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,853.39 ฿
(8,874.40 R)
3,188.50 ฿
(1,584.91 R)
     -82.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,052.14 ฿
(4,002.48 R)
2,552.57 ฿
(1,268.81 R)
     -68.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,803.45 ฿
(11,832.00 R)
55,774.29 ฿
(27,723.79 R)
     +134.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.08 11.22      +84.5 %
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