Cost of Living Comparison Between South Africa and Thailand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Thailand are 7.01% higher than in South Africa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Thailand are 4.00% higher than in South Africa
Rent Prices in Thailand are 4.87% lower than in South Africa
Restaurant Prices in Thailand are 39.82% lower than in South Africa
Groceries Prices in Thailand are 31.25% higher than in South Africa
Local Purchasing Power in Thailand is 57.33% lower than in South Africa
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Restaurants
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 R
(261.61 ฿)
29.82 R
(65.00 ฿)
     -75.15 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 550.00 R
(1,199.05 ฿)
321.09 R
(700.00 ฿)
     -41.62 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R
(130.81 ฿)
91.74 R
(200.00 ฿)
     +52.90 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 R
(65.40 ฿)
32.11 R
(70.00 ฿)
     +7.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R
(87.20 ฿)
55.04 R
(120.00 ฿)
     +37.61 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.83 R
(60.67 ฿)
27.39 R
(59.71 ฿)
     -1.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.94 R
(30.40 ฿)
9.14 R
(19.92 ฿)
     -34.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.81 R
(23.57 ฿)
4.86 R
(10.59 ฿)
     -55.08 %
Markets
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 58.40 R
(127.32 ฿)
92.41 R
(201.45 ฿)
     +58.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.79 R
(27.89 ฿)
16.67 R
(36.34 ฿)
     +30.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.87 R
(21.53 ฿)
7.75 R
(16.89 ฿)
     -21.54 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 29.77 R
(64.90 ฿)
23.77 R
(51.82 ฿)
     -20.16 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 48.80 R
(106.38 ฿)
111.90 R
(243.95 ฿)
     +129.33 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 32.66 R
(71.21 ฿)
15.74 R
(34.32 ฿)
     -51.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 47.76 R
(104.13 ฿)
66.80 R
(145.63 ฿)
     +39.86 %
Apples (1 lb) 10.65 R
(23.21 ฿)
17.84 R
(38.88 ฿)
     +67.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.53 R
(20.77 ฿)
8.08 R
(17.61 ฿)
     -15.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 10.18 R
(22.20 ฿)
12.55 R
(27.35 ฿)
     +23.23 %
Tomato (1 lb) 9.38 R
(20.46 ฿)
9.03 R
(19.69 ฿)
     -3.76 %
Potato (1 lb) 8.31 R
(18.13 ฿)
8.68 R
(18.92 ฿)
     +4.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.79 R
(16.98 ฿)
7.50 R
(16.34 ฿)
     -3.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 15.39 R
(33.55 ฿)
13.66 R
(29.78 ฿)
     -11.22 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.76 R
(32.18 ฿)
7.61 R
(16.59 ฿)
     -48.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 R
(163.51 ฿)
252.28 R
(550.00 ฿)
     +236.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20.68 R
(45.09 ฿)
25.93 R
(56.54 ฿)
     +25.39 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 28.06 R
(61.16 ฿)
40.00 R
(87.20 ฿)
     +42.57 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 R
(98.10 ฿)
64.22 R
(140.00 ฿)
     +42.71 %
Transportation
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R
(43.60 ฿)
11.47 R
(25.00 ฿)
     -42.66 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 R
(1,526.06 ฿)
596.31 R
(1,300.00 ฿)
     -14.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(43.60 ฿)
16.05 R
(35.00 ฿)
     -19.73 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R
(42.10 ฿)
25.84 R
(56.33 ฿)
     +33.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.00 R
(152.61 ฿)
57.34 R
(125.00 ฿)
     -18.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 58.93 R
(128.48 ฿)
50.11 R
(109.24 ฿)
     -14.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 R
(654,026.79 ฿)
550,436.17 R
(1,200,000.00 ฿)
     +83.48 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 312,890.62 R
(682,129.50 ฿)
385,309.57 R
(840,009.28 ฿)
     +23.15 %
Utilities (Monthly)
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,470.74 R
(3,206.35 ฿)
1,072.69 R
(2,338.57 ฿)
     -27.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.70 R
(3.72 ฿)
0.79 R
(1.73 ฿)
     -53.37 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 900.08 R
(1,962.26 ฿)
309.32 R
(674.34 ฿)
     -65.63 %
Sports And Leisure
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 470.79 R
(1,026.37 ฿)
729.54 R
(1,590.47 ฿)
     +54.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 126.38 R
(275.52 ฿)
136.74 R
(298.10 ฿)
     +8.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 R
(196.21 ฿)
91.74 R
(200.00 ฿)
     +1.93 %
Childcare
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,943.32 R
(6,416.69 ฿)
4,652.80 R
(10,143.52 ฿)
     +58.08 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 67,407.32 R
(146,953.97 ฿)
181,897.76 R
(396,553.36 ฿)
     +169.85 %
Clothing And Shoes
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 745.99 R
(1,626.32 ฿)
802.72 R
(1,750.00 ฿)
     +7.61 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 485.63 R
(1,058.71 ฿)
438.15 R
(955.21 ฿)
     -9.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,249.27 R
(2,723.52 ฿)
1,309.51 R
(2,854.84 ฿)
     +4.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,214.89 R
(2,648.57 ฿)
1,173.73 R
(2,558.84 ฿)
     -3.39 %
Rent Per Month
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,641.58 R
(14,479.24 ฿)
6,147.28 R
(13,401.62 ฿)
     -7.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,709.73 R
(12,447.73 ฿)
3,700.24 R
(8,066.86 ฿)
     -35.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,882.17 R
(28,084.28 ฿)
15,575.92 R
(33,956.90 ฿)
     +20.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,923.26 R
(23,813.69 ฿)
8,973.01 R
(19,561.97 ฿)
     -17.85 %
Buy Apartment Price
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,692.68 R
(3,690.19 ฿)
4,675.17 R
(10,192.29 ฿)
     +176.20 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,152.28 R
(2,512.07 ฿)
2,325.28 R
(5,069.32 ฿)
     +101.80 %
Salaries And Financing
South Africa Edit Thailand Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 20,025.76 R
(43,657.95 ฿)
8,887.67 R
(19,375.92 ฿)
     -55.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.85 5.22      -46.97 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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