Cost of Living Comparison Between South Africa and Canada Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Canada are 84.0% higher than in South Africa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canada are 100.9% higher than in South Africa
Rent Prices in Canada are 150.5% higher than in South Africa
Restaurant Prices in Canada are 90.9% higher than in South Africa
Groceries Prices in Canada are 122.6% higher than in South Africa
Local Purchasing Power in Canada is 19.5% higher than in South Africa
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Restaurants
South Africa Edit Canada Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R
(11.52 C$)
260.49 R
(20.00 C$)
     +73.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 R
(46.07 C$)
1,147.29 R
(88.09 C$)
     +91.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 75.00 R
(5.76 C$)
156.29 R
(12.00 C$)
     +108.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 R
(2.69 C$)
91.17 R
(7.00 C$)
     +160.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R
(3.07 C$)
104.20 R
(8.00 C$)
     +160.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 30.76 R
(2.36 C$)
61.02 R
(4.68 C$)
     +98.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 15.67 R
(1.20 C$)
31.86 R
(2.45 C$)
     +103.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.79 R
(0.90 C$)
26.42 R
(2.03 C$)
     +124.2 %
Markets
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 65.48 R
(5.03 C$)
132.04 R
(10.14 C$)
     +101.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.11 R
(1.08 C$)
37.18 R
(2.85 C$)
     +163.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.01 R
(0.85 C$)
24.84 R
(1.91 C$)
     +125.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 31.03 R
(2.38 C$)
53.26 R
(4.09 C$)
     +71.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 53.37 R
(4.10 C$)
85.40 R
(6.56 C$)
     +60.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 34.39 R
(2.64 C$)
85.64 R
(6.58 C$)
     +149.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 54.51 R
(4.19 C$)
105.35 R
(8.09 C$)
     +93.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 11.36 R
(0.87 C$)
28.33 R
(2.17 C$)
     +149.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 10.56 R
(0.81 C$)
10.91 R
(0.84 C$)
     +3.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.51 R
(0.81 C$)
27.12 R
(2.08 C$)
     +158.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 10.94 R
(0.84 C$)
28.68 R
(2.20 C$)
     +162.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 8.58 R
(0.66 C$)
18.58 R
(1.43 C$)
     +116.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.70 R
(0.67 C$)
18.58 R
(1.43 C$)
     +113.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 17.27 R
(1.33 C$)
39.73 R
(3.05 C$)
     +130.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.79 R
(1.21 C$)
29.57 R
(2.27 C$)
     +87.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R
(6.14 C$)
208.39 R
(16.00 C$)
     +160.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.30 R
(1.71 C$)
43.43 R
(3.33 C$)
     +94.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.02 R
(2.30 C$)
52.13 R
(4.00 C$)
     +73.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 R
(3.84 C$)
213.60 R
(16.40 C$)
     +327.2 %
Transportation
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 R
(1.92 C$)
42.33 R
(3.25 C$)
     +69.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 R
(53.74 C$)
1,302.45 R
(100.00 C$)
     +86.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(1.54 C$)
52.10 R
(4.00 C$)
     +160.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 22.53 R
(1.73 C$)
41.92 R
(3.22 C$)
     +86.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 R
(4.61 C$)
442.83 R
(34.00 C$)
     +638.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 86.44 R
(6.64 C$)
89.93 R
(6.91 C$)
     +4.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 344,100.00 R
(26,419.50 C$)
370,272.70 R
(28,429.00 C$)
     +7.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 377,686.48 R
(28,998.22 C$)
336,770.54 R
(25,856.75 C$)
     -10.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,705.97 R
(130.98 C$)
2,445.33 R
(187.75 C$)
     +43.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.82 R
(0.14 C$)
4.68 R
(0.36 C$)
     +157.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 835.71 R
(64.16 C$)
1,090.73 R
(83.74 C$)
     +30.5 %
Sports And Leisure
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 585.78 R
(44.98 C$)
710.85 R
(54.58 C$)
     +21.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 137.72 R
(10.57 C$)
298.38 R
(22.91 C$)
     +116.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 R
(7.68 C$)
195.37 R
(15.00 C$)
     +95.4 %
Childcare
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,306.12 R
(253.84 C$)
14,218.54 R
(1,091.68 C$)
     +330.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 71,264.95 R
(5,471.62 C$)
232,558.63 R
(17,855.51 C$)
     +226.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 798.98 R
(61.34 C$)
907.59 R
(69.68 C$)
     +13.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 525.29 R
(40.33 C$)
628.20 R
(48.23 C$)
     +19.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,471.29 R
(112.96 C$)
1,416.82 R
(108.78 C$)
     -3.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,322.84 R
(101.57 C$)
1,761.36 R
(135.23 C$)
     +33.1 %
Rent Per Month
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,603.14 R
(583.76 C$)
21,199.85 R
(1,627.69 C$)
     +178.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,341.32 R
(486.88 C$)
17,991.71 R
(1,381.38 C$)
     +183.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,398.41 R
(1,105.49 C$)
33,969.07 R
(2,608.10 C$)
     +135.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,687.34 R
(974.12 C$)
29,624.94 R
(2,274.56 C$)
     +133.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,567.74 R
(120.37 C$)
10,710.52 R
(822.34 C$)
     +583.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,190.59 R
(91.41 C$)
8,000.75 R
(614.29 C$)
     +572.0 %
Salaries And Financing
South Africa Edit Canada Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,341.22 R
(1,715.33 C$)
53,619.88 R
(4,116.86 C$)
     +140.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.96 5.64      -37.1 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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