Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and South Africa Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Africa are 47.51% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 50.24% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in South Africa are 56.90% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 48.27% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 54.97% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 24.79% lower than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia Edit South Africa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(220.88 R)
10.87 A$
(120.00 R)
     -45.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$
(993.95 R)
49.80 A$
(550.00 R)
     -44.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(132.53 R)
5.43 A$
(60.00 R)
     -54.73 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(88.35 R)
2.72 A$
(30.00 R)
     -66.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(99.39 R)
3.62 A$
(40.00 R)
     -59.76 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 A$
(49.63 R)
2.52 A$
(27.83 R)
     -43.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 A$
(36.73 R)
1.26 A$
(13.94 R)
     -62.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 A$
(31.24 R)
0.98 A$
(10.81 R)
     -65.39 %
Markets
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.19 A$
(68.37 R)
5.27 A$
(58.23 R)
     -14.82 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 A$
(28.21 R)
1.16 A$
(12.78 R)
     -54.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 A$
(13.58 R)
0.90 A$
(9.90 R)
     -27.15 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.70 A$
(51.91 R)
2.69 A$
(29.73 R)
     -42.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.91 A$
(54.18 R)
4.43 A$
(48.90 R)
     -9.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.92 A$
(54.37 R)
2.96 A$
(32.68 R)
     -39.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.16 A$
(90.08 R)
4.31 A$
(47.56 R)
     -47.20 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.06 A$
(22.73 R)
0.96 A$
(10.65 R)
     -53.13 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.53 A$
(16.84 R)
0.86 A$
(9.53 R)
     -43.41 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 A$
(18.66 R)
0.92 A$
(10.21 R)
     -45.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 A$
(25.02 R)
0.85 A$
(9.44 R)
     -62.28 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 A$
(16.30 R)
0.75 A$
(8.27 R)
     -49.26 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 A$
(13.17 R)
0.70 A$
(7.75 R)
     -41.12 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.71 A$
(29.88 R)
1.39 A$
(15.39 R)
     -48.50 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 A$
(24.94 R)
1.34 A$
(14.79 R)
     -40.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(165.66 R)
6.79 A$
(75.00 R)
     -54.73 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.34 A$
(58.92 R)
1.88 A$
(20.80 R)
     -64.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.85 A$
(64.61 R)
2.54 A$
(28.04 R)
     -56.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$
(386.54 R)
4.07 A$
(45.00 R)
     -88.36 %
Transportation
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$
(48.59 R)
1.81 A$
(20.00 R)
     -58.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$
(1,656.58 R)
65.65 A$
(725.00 R)
     -56.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$
(46.38 R)
1.81 A$
(20.00 R)
     -56.88 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.44 A$
(38.04 R)
1.75 A$
(19.31 R)
     -49.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$
(543.36 R)
6.34 A$
(70.00 R)
     -87.12 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.36 A$
(59.18 R)
5.35 A$
(59.06 R)
     -0.21 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,990.00 A$
(309,117.93 R)
27,164.39 A$
(300,000.00 R)
     -2.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,504.23 A$
(281,665.36 R)
28,250.07 A$
(311,990.08 R)
     +10.77 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 220.11 A$
(2,430.89 R)
133.27 A$
(1,471.80 R)
     -39.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 A$
(4.50 R)
0.15 A$
(1.70 R)
     -62.10 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.58 A$
(834.65 R)
81.31 A$
(898.03 R)
     +7.59 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.03 A$
(718.21 R)
42.73 A$
(471.94 R)
     -34.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.58 A$
(227.29 R)
11.44 A$
(126.38 R)
     -44.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(198.79 R)
8.15 A$
(90.00 R)
     -54.73 %
Childcare
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,864.78 A$
(20,594.39 R)
265.71 A$
(2,934.45 R)
     -85.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,283.24 A$
(190,873.86 R)
6,120.60 A$
(67,595.08 R)
     -64.59 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.84 A$
(1,091.55 R)
67.43 A$
(744.69 R)
     -31.78 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.43 A$
(667.41 R)
44.16 A$
(487.75 R)
     -26.92 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.83 A$
(1,489.05 R)
112.99 A$
(1,247.81 R)
     -16.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.81 A$
(1,555.05 R)
109.64 A$
(1,210.83 R)
     -22.14 %
Rent Per Month
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,647.46 A$
(18,194.33 R)
599.36 A$
(6,619.23 R)
     -63.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,257.71 A$
(13,890.01 R)
514.05 A$
(5,677.06 R)
     -59.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,762.60 A$
(30,509.79 R)
1,165.54 A$
(12,872.03 R)
     -57.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,909.40 A$
(21,087.17 R)
987.01 A$
(10,900.36 R)
     -48.31 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 768.44 A$
(8,486.54 R)
153.27 A$
(1,692.70 R)
     -80.05 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 558.93 A$
(6,172.79 R)
104.34 A$
(1,152.29 R)
     -81.33 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia Edit South Africa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,827.39 A$
(53,313.04 R)
1,806.51 A$
(19,950.86 R)
     -62.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.70 9.86      +166.35 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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