Cost of Living Comparison Between South Africa and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 88.51% higher than in South Africa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 101.54% higher than in South Africa
Rent Prices in Australia are 138.81% higher than in South Africa
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 81.53% higher than in South Africa
Groceries Prices in Australia are 133.42% higher than in South Africa
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 56.12% higher than in South Africa
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Restaurants
South Africa Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R
(12.84 A$)
233.59 R
(20.00 A$)
     +55.73 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 R
(51.37 A$)
1,167.94 R
(100.00 A$)
     +94.66 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 70.00 R
(5.99 A$)
151.83 R
(13.00 A$)
     +116.90 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 R
(2.57 A$)
93.44 R
(8.00 A$)
     +211.45 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R
(3.42 A$)
105.11 R
(9.00 A$)
     +162.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.81 R
(2.55 A$)
55.16 R
(4.72 A$)
     +85.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 15.41 R
(1.32 A$)
41.08 R
(3.52 A$)
     +166.61 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.72 R
(1.00 A$)
34.29 R
(2.94 A$)
     +192.66 %
Markets
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 63.15 R
(5.41 A$)
80.55 R
(6.90 A$)
     +27.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.59 R
(1.16 A$)
32.00 R
(2.74 A$)
     +135.51 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.48 R
(0.90 A$)
14.78 R
(1.27 A$)
     +41.01 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 30.62 R
(2.62 A$)
59.06 R
(5.06 A$)
     +92.90 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.77 R
(4.43 A$)
58.88 R
(5.04 A$)
     +13.73 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 33.67 R
(2.88 A$)
59.97 R
(5.13 A$)
     +78.12 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 52.64 R
(4.51 A$)
103.23 R
(8.84 A$)
     +96.08 %
Apples (1 lb) 11.07 R
(0.95 A$)
23.43 R
(2.01 A$)
     +111.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 10.30 R
(0.88 A$)
19.13 R
(1.64 A$)
     +85.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.58 R
(0.91 A$)
20.76 R
(1.78 A$)
     +96.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 10.54 R
(0.90 A$)
35.44 R
(3.03 A$)
     +236.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 8.34 R
(0.71 A$)
17.38 R
(1.49 A$)
     +108.38 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.01 R
(0.69 A$)
14.39 R
(1.23 A$)
     +79.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 16.87 R
(1.44 A$)
39.15 R
(3.35 A$)
     +132.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.64 R
(1.34 A$)
25.69 R
(2.20 A$)
     +64.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R
(6.85 A$)
198.55 R
(17.00 A$)
     +148.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.19 R
(1.90 A$)
67.63 R
(5.79 A$)
     +204.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 29.80 R
(2.55 A$)
72.78 R
(6.23 A$)
     +144.27 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 R
(4.28 A$)
467.18 R
(40.00 A$)
     +834.35 %
Transportation
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 27.00 R
(2.31 A$)
52.56 R
(4.50 A$)
     +94.66 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 650.00 R
(55.65 A$)
1,776.28 R
(152.09 A$)
     +173.27 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(1.71 A$)
49.05 R
(4.20 A$)
     +145.27 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.55 R
(1.67 A$)
40.79 R
(3.49 A$)
     +108.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 R
(5.14 A$)
583.97 R
(50.00 A$)
     +873.28 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 81.75 R
(7.00 A$)
88.48 R
(7.58 A$)
     +8.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 342,000.00 R
(29,282.32 A$)
350,382.07 R
(30,000.00 A$)
     +2.45 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 368,389.30 R
(31,541.79 A$)
322,755.09 R
(27,634.56 A$)
     -12.39 %
Utilities (Monthly)
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,715.20 R
(146.86 A$)
2,392.09 R
(204.81 A$)
     +39.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.83 R
(0.16 A$)
4.70 R
(0.40 A$)
     +157.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 845.63 R
(72.40 A$)
897.02 R
(76.80 A$)
     +6.08 %
Sports And Leisure
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 573.43 R
(49.10 A$)
788.36 R
(67.50 A$)
     +37.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 127.05 R
(10.88 A$)
226.22 R
(19.37 A$)
     +78.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 R
(8.56 A$)
221.91 R
(19.00 A$)
     +121.91 %
Childcare
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,271.45 R
(280.10 A$)
22,999.35 R
(1,969.22 A$)
     +603.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 72,230.69 R
(6,184.45 A$)
199,564.95 R
(17,086.91 A$)
     +176.29 %
Clothing And Shoes
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 784.88 R
(67.20 A$)
1,165.38 R
(99.78 A$)
     +48.48 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 507.49 R
(43.45 A$)
684.03 R
(58.57 A$)
     +34.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,415.70 R
(121.21 A$)
1,647.01 R
(141.02 A$)
     +16.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,291.38 R
(110.57 A$)
1,749.38 R
(149.78 A$)
     +35.47 %
Rent Per Month
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,777.18 R
(665.89 A$)
21,736.91 R
(1,861.13 A$)
     +179.50 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,446.66 R
(551.97 A$)
16,662.62 R
(1,426.67 A$)
     +158.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,358.56 R
(1,229.39 A$)
36,849.01 R
(3,155.04 A$)
     +156.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,629.84 R
(1,081.38 A$)
26,257.42 R
(2,248.18 A$)
     +107.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,535.66 R
(131.48 A$)
8,716.80 R
(746.34 A$)
     +467.63 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,155.07 R
(98.90 A$)
5,961.72 R
(510.45 A$)
     +416.13 %
Salaries And Financing
South Africa Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,189.04 R
(1,899.84 A$)
69,813.72 R
(5,977.51 A$)
     +214.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.42 3.18      -62.19 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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