Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Johannesburg 

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Consumer Prices in Johannesburg are 16.74% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Johannesburg are 23.36% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Johannesburg are 38.62% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 51.01% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Johannesburg are 33.64% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Johannesburg is 134.75% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 70.00 ฿
(34.86 R)
261.04 ฿
(130.00 R)
     +272.91 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 ฿
(398.41 R)
1,154.58 ฿
(575.00 R)
     +44.32 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 180.00 ฿
(89.64 R)
120.48 ฿
(60.00 R)
     -33.07 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 62.52 ฿
(31.13 R)
68.27 ฿
(34.00 R)
     +9.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 130.00 ฿
(64.74 R)
80.32 ฿
(40.00 R)
     -38.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 70.16 ฿
(34.94 R)
56.08 ฿
(27.93 R)
     -20.07 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.64 ฿
(8.79 R)
28.77 ฿
(14.33 R)
     +63.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.83 ฿
(4.40 R)
22.69 ฿
(11.30 R)
     +156.90 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 198.90 ฿
(99.06 R)
124.54 ฿
(62.02 R)
     -37.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 38.71 ฿
(19.28 R)
26.52 ฿
(13.21 R)
     -31.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.84 ฿
(8.88 R)
20.81 ฿
(10.36 R)
     +16.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 56.54 ฿
(28.16 R)
65.19 ฿
(32.47 R)
     +15.29 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 285.82 ฿
(142.34 R)
102.32 ฿
(50.96 R)
     -64.20 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 37.25 ฿
(18.55 R)
72.28 ฿
(36.00 R)
     +94.04 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 134.74 ฿
(67.10 R)
99.19 ฿
(49.40 R)
     -26.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 42.76 ฿
(21.29 R)
21.80 ฿
(10.86 R)
     -49.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 17.93 ฿
(8.93 R)
19.42 ฿
(9.67 R)
     +8.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 31.28 ฿
(15.58 R)
20.11 ฿
(10.01 R)
     -35.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 23.34 ฿
(11.62 R)
19.61 ฿
(9.76 R)
     -15.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 21.75 ฿
(10.83 R)
17.37 ฿
(8.65 R)
     -20.15 %
Onion (1 lb) 21.38 ฿
(10.65 R)
16.79 ฿
(8.36 R)
     -21.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 33.53 ฿
(16.70 R)
30.62 ฿
(15.25 R)
     -8.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.97 ฿
(7.95 R)
28.99 ฿
(14.44 R)
     +81.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 ฿
(348.61 R)
158.63 ฿
(79.00 R)
     -77.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 60.24 ฿
(30.00 R)
42.92 ฿
(21.38 R)
     -28.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 105.67 ฿
(52.62 R)
55.42 ฿
(27.60 R)
     -47.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿
(74.70 R)
90.36 ฿
(45.00 R)
     -39.76 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 33.00 ฿
(16.43 R)
70.28 ฿
(35.00 R)
     +112.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,300.00 ฿
(647.42 R)
2,409.56 ฿
(1,200.00 R)
     +85.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(17.43 R)
50.20 ฿
(25.00 R)
     +43.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 56.33 ฿
(28.05 R)
38.78 ฿
(19.31 R)
     -31.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿
(59.76 R)
200.80 ฿
(100.00 R)
     +67.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 96.27 ฿
(47.94 R)
113.01 ฿
(56.28 R)
     +17.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 ฿
(747,025.17 R)
674,876.86 ฿
(336,100.00 R)
     -55.01 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 862,000.00 ฿
(429,290.47 R)
617,018.79 ฿
(307,285.71 R)
     -28.42 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,080.48 ฿
(1,534.13 R)
3,133.07 ฿
(1,560.32 R)
     +1.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.80 ฿
(0.90 R)
3.53 ฿
(1.76 R)
     +95.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 585.82 ฿
(291.75 R)
1,821.37 ฿
(907.07 R)
     +210.91 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,029.05 ฿
(1,010.50 R)
901.70 ฿
(449.06 R)
     -55.56 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 288.00 ฿
(143.43 R)
302.15 ฿
(150.48 R)
     +4.91 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 ฿
(109.56 R)
180.72 ฿
(90.00 R)
     -17.86 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,174.24 ฿
(5,066.94 R)
7,321.20 ฿
(3,646.08 R)
     -28.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 490,086.00 ฿
(244,071.05 R)
179,534.51 ฿
(89,411.20 R)
     -63.37 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,698.28 ฿
(845.77 R)
1,515.57 ฿
(754.78 R)
     -10.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,162.93 ฿
(579.16 R)
986.98 ฿
(491.53 R)
     -15.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,016.00 ฿
(1,502.02 R)
2,584.72 ฿
(1,287.23 R)
     -14.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,824.67 ฿
(1,406.73 R)
2,629.92 ฿
(1,309.74 R)
     -6.89 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,416.67 ฿
(10,167.84 R)
13,426.59 ฿
(6,686.67 R)
     -34.24 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,390.62 ฿
(5,174.71 R)
11,749.46 ฿
(5,851.43 R)
     +13.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 61,880.00 ฿
(30,817.28 R)
26,515.84 ฿
(13,205.33 R)
     -57.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,137.93 ฿
(14,013.16 R)
22,473.76 ฿
(11,192.31 R)
     -20.13 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,029.46 ฿
(7,982.94 R)
2,873.28 ฿
(1,430.94 R)
     -82.08 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,311.75 ฿
(3,641.38 R)
2,058.48 ฿
(1,025.16 R)
     -71.85 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Johannesburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,905.00 ฿
(11,407.07 R)
41,207.45 ฿
(20,522.00 R)
     +79.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.90 8.19      +67.26 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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