Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and South Africa Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Africa are 45.58% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 49.15% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in South Africa are 57.06% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 43.08% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 55.49% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 33.60% lower than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia Edit South Africa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(219.65 R)
13.66 A$
(150.00 R)
     -31.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(1,098.27 R)
54.63 A$
(600.00 R)
     -45.37 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 A$
(142.77 R)
6.37 A$
(70.00 R)
     -50.97 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(87.86 R)
2.91 A$
(32.00 R)
     -63.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(98.84 R)
3.64 A$
(40.00 R)
     -59.53 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.70 A$
(51.57 R)
2.70 A$
(29.68 R)
     -42.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.51 A$
(38.50 R)
1.41 A$
(15.49 R)
     -59.78 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 A$
(32.39 R)
1.08 A$
(11.91 R)
     -63.24 %
Markets
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.77 A$
(74.31 R)
5.70 A$
(62.63 R)
     -15.71 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.71 A$
(29.72 R)
1.21 A$
(13.34 R)
     -55.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.24 A$
(13.66 R)
0.95 A$
(10.39 R)
     -23.96 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.01 A$
(54.99 R)
2.80 A$
(30.80 R)
     -44.00 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.04 A$
(55.30 R)
4.65 A$
(51.12 R)
     -7.56 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.07 A$
(55.65 R)
3.06 A$
(33.56 R)
     -39.69 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.69 A$
(95.49 R)
4.77 A$
(52.40 R)
     -45.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.99 A$
(21.91 R)
1.00 A$
(10.94 R)
     -50.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.63 A$
(17.92 R)
0.92 A$
(10.12 R)
     -43.50 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.77 A$
(19.49 R)
0.97 A$
(10.66 R)
     -45.27 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.90 A$
(31.90 R)
0.94 A$
(10.28 R)
     -67.79 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 A$
(16.14 R)
0.78 A$
(8.52 R)
     -47.26 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.22 A$
(13.44 R)
0.73 A$
(8.05 R)
     -40.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.04 A$
(33.42 R)
1.51 A$
(16.63 R)
     -50.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 A$
(24.00 R)
1.41 A$
(15.45 R)
     -35.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$
(175.72 R)
7.28 A$
(80.00 R)
     -54.47 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.73 A$
(62.93 R)
2.01 A$
(22.05 R)
     -64.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.07 A$
(66.62 R)
2.73 A$
(29.98 R)
     -55.00 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$
(439.31 R)
4.55 A$
(50.00 R)
     -88.62 %
Transportation
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$
(49.42 R)
2.37 A$
(26.00 R)
     -47.39 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 152.17 A$
(1,671.27 R)
54.63 A$
(600.00 R)
     -64.10 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$
(46.13 R)
1.82 A$
(20.00 R)
     -56.64 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.48 A$
(38.18 R)
1.76 A$
(19.31 R)
     -49.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$
(549.13 R)
5.33 A$
(58.50 R)
     -89.35 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.53 A$
(82.70 R)
7.21 A$
(79.22 R)
     -4.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$
(329,479.79 R)
29,865.26 A$
(328,000.00 R)
     -0.45 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,355.94 A$
(300,440.98 R)
33,301.46 A$
(365,738.62 R)
     +21.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 200.15 A$
(2,198.19 R)
155.20 A$
(1,704.55 R)
     -22.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 A$
(4.36 R)
0.17 A$
(1.85 R)
     -57.66 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.82 A$
(843.72 R)
76.15 A$
(836.31 R)
     -0.88 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.78 A$
(744.38 R)
51.19 A$
(562.19 R)
     -24.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.57 A$
(214.91 R)
10.99 A$
(120.69 R)
     -43.84 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.25 A$
(211.42 R)
8.97 A$
(98.50 R)
     -53.41 %
Childcare
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,954.64 A$
(21,467.14 R)
288.36 A$
(3,166.97 R)
     -85.25 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,976.68 A$
(186,449.12 R)
6,608.48 A$
(72,578.64 R)
     -61.07 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 100.51 A$
(1,103.91 R)
71.34 A$
(783.53 R)
     -29.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.72 A$
(644.89 R)
46.16 A$
(506.95 R)
     -21.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.29 A$
(1,551.76 R)
128.66 A$
(1,413.07 R)
     -8.94 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.32 A$
(1,639.89 R)
114.95 A$
(1,262.47 R)
     -23.02 %
Rent Per Month
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,875.95 A$
(20,602.92 R)
701.08 A$
(7,699.67 R)
     -62.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,421.72 A$
(15,614.25 R)
583.34 A$
(6,406.65 R)
     -58.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,178.34 A$
(34,906.65 R)
1,314.28 A$
(14,434.30 R)
     -58.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,298.19 A$
(25,240.22 R)
1,168.76 A$
(12,836.12 R)
     -49.14 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 720.80 A$
(7,916.30 R)
136.19 A$
(1,495.73 R)
     -81.11 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 502.36 A$
(5,517.28 R)
102.03 A$
(1,120.51 R)
     -79.69 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,905.37 A$
(64,856.64 R)
1,994.20 A$
(21,901.67 R)
     -66.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.10 8.38      +170.41 %
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