Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Johannesburg 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Johannesburg are 31.36% lower than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Johannesburg are 46.69% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Johannesburg are 68.82% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 41.03% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Johannesburg are 30.28% lower than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Johannesburg is 14.38% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED
(145.10 R)
36.18 AED
(150.00 R)
     +3.37 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 AED
(1,036.45 R)
144.72 AED
(600.00 R)
     -42.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 29.00 AED
(120.23 R)
14.47 AED
(60.00 R)
     -50.10 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(186.56 R)
8.44 AED
(35.00 R)
     -81.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(186.56 R)
9.65 AED
(40.00 R)
     -78.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 18.86 AED
(78.21 R)
6.80 AED
(28.21 R)
     -63.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.45 AED
(18.45 R)
3.48 AED
(14.44 R)
     -21.74 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 AED
(6.87 R)
2.85 AED
(11.81 R)
     +71.95 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.30 AED
(92.45 R)
15.03 AED
(62.30 R)
     -32.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.52 AED
(18.75 R)
3.17 AED
(13.16 R)
     -29.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.05 AED
(12.66 R)
2.53 AED
(10.51 R)
     -17.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.63 AED
(39.92 R)
7.56 AED
(31.36 R)
     -21.46 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.84 AED
(69.82 R)
12.21 AED
(50.62 R)
     -27.50 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.47 AED
(51.71 R)
8.64 AED
(35.82 R)
     -30.73 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.30 AED
(75.87 R)
11.83 AED
(49.06 R)
     -35.34 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.46 AED
(14.34 R)
2.67 AED
(11.07 R)
     -22.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.71 AED
(11.25 R)
2.32 AED
(9.61 R)
     -14.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.05 AED
(12.63 R)
2.38 AED
(9.88 R)
     -21.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.40 AED
(9.97 R)
2.36 AED
(9.80 R)
     -1.66 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 AED
(7.07 R)
2.13 AED
(8.81 R)
     +24.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.50 AED
(6.23 R)
2.03 AED
(8.43 R)
     +35.32 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.26 AED
(25.95 R)
3.74 AED
(15.51 R)
     -40.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 AED
(9.21 R)
3.54 AED
(14.66 R)
     +59.11 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(248.75 R)
19.30 AED
(80.00 R)
     -67.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.01 AED
(62.23 R)
5.30 AED
(21.98 R)
     -64.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.88 AED
(78.27 R)
6.73 AED
(27.90 R)
     -64.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED
(91.21 R)
11.46 AED
(47.50 R)
     -47.92 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
(20.73 R)
8.44 AED
(35.00 R)
     +68.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(1,243.74 R)
307.18 AED
(1,273.50 R)
     +2.39 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(49.75 R)
6.03 AED
(25.00 R)
     -49.75 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 AED
(13.34 R)
4.66 AED
(19.31 R)
     +44.72 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(124.37 R)
26.53 AED
(110.00 R)
     -11.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.58 AED
(31.41 R)
14.13 AED
(58.60 R)
     +86.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 AED
(373,123.39 R)
80,104.87 AED
(332,100.00 R)
     -10.99 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,247.76 AED
(295,380.07 R)
73,568.96 AED
(305,003.33 R)
     +3.26 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 645.44 AED
(2,675.89 R)
355.11 AED
(1,472.22 R)
     -44.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.49 AED
(2.02 R)
0.42 AED
(1.75 R)
     -13.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 355.66 AED
(1,474.51 R)
227.84 AED
(944.56 R)
     -35.94 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 291.69 AED
(1,209.29 R)
116.94 AED
(484.80 R)
     -59.91 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 115.30 AED
(478.01 R)
37.07 AED
(153.68 R)
     -67.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED
(165.83 R)
22.91 AED
(95.00 R)
     -42.71 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,193.64 AED
(9,094.43 R)
828.50 AED
(3,434.81 R)
     -62.23 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 41,395.77 AED
(171,619.24 R)
21,052.91 AED
(87,281.48 R)
     -49.14 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 212.47 AED
(880.88 R)
189.75 AED
(786.66 R)
     -10.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 191.65 AED
(794.56 R)
129.54 AED
(537.04 R)
     -32.41 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 323.96 AED
(1,343.08 R)
307.27 AED
(1,273.90 R)
     -5.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 329.62 AED
(1,366.52 R)
308.86 AED
(1,280.48 R)
     -6.30 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,802.31 AED
(24,055.30 R)
1,670.22 AED
(6,924.44 R)
     -71.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,831.61 AED
(15,885.14 R)
1,351.71 AED
(5,603.92 R)
     -64.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 11,180.00 AED
(46,350.22 R)
3,277.74 AED
(13,588.89 R)
     -70.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,909.21 AED
(32,790.14 R)
2,657.59 AED
(11,017.86 R)
     -66.40 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,259.94 AED
(5,223.49 R)
337.87 AED
(1,400.74 R)
     -73.18 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 833.33 AED
(3,454.83 R)
253.19 AED
(1,049.67 R)
     -69.62 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Johannesburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,894.32 AED
(45,165.85 R)
4,973.18 AED
(20,617.87 R)
     -54.35 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 9.00      +114.03 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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