Cost of Living Comparison Between South Africa and United States Reverse

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Cost of Living in United States is 109.7% higher than in South Africa (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in United States is 147.6% higher than in South Africa
Rent Prices in United States are 270.3% higher than in South Africa
Restaurant Prices in United States are 132.8% higher than in South Africa
Groceries Prices in United States are 158.8% higher than in South Africa
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 39.2% higher than in South Africa
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Restaurants
South Africa Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R
(8.13 $)
369.15 R
(20.00 $)
     +146.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 R
(37.93 $)
1,384.29 R
(75.00 $)
     +97.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 85.00 R
(4.61 $)
203.03 R
(11.00 $)
     +138.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 R
(2.17 $)
110.74 R
(6.00 $)
     +176.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 R
(2.44 $)
129.20 R
(7.00 $)
     +187.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 34.36 R
(1.86 $)
94.21 R
(5.10 $)
     +174.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.06 R
(0.92 $)
45.91 R
(2.49 $)
     +169.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.02 R
(0.71 $)
37.91 R
(2.05 $)
     +191.1 %
Markets
South Africa Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 71.64 R
(3.88 $)
73.86 R
(4.00 $)
     +3.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15.72 R
(0.85 $)
59.82 R
(3.24 $)
     +280.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.22 R
(0.66 $)
38.14 R
(2.07 $)
     +212.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 39.46 R
(2.14 $)
68.41 R
(3.71 $)
     +73.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 58.91 R
(3.19 $)
107.37 R
(5.82 $)
     +82.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 36.60 R
(1.98 $)
101.41 R
(5.49 $)
     +177.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 53.61 R
(2.90 $)
134.16 R
(7.27 $)
     +150.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 11.92 R
(0.65 $)
44.33 R
(2.40 $)
     +271.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 11.49 R
(0.62 $)
14.08 R
(0.76 $)
     +22.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 11.20 R
(0.61 $)
37.63 R
(2.04 $)
     +236.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12.11 R
(0.66 $)
40.96 R
(2.22 $)
     +238.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 9.58 R
(0.52 $)
25.12 R
(1.36 $)
     +162.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 11.12 R
(0.60 $)
25.45 R
(1.38 $)
     +128.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 18.25 R
(0.99 $)
39.87 R
(2.16 $)
     +118.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.65 R
(0.90 $)
40.37 R
(2.19 $)
     +142.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R
(4.33 $)
276.86 R
(15.00 $)
     +246.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 23.02 R
(1.25 $)
32.85 R
(1.78 $)
     +42.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 29.14 R
(1.58 $)
65.74 R
(3.56 $)
     +125.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 51.00 R
(2.76 $)
184.57 R
(10.00 $)
     +261.9 %
Transportation
South Africa Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 R
(1.63 $)
46.14 R
(2.50 $)
     +53.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 800.00 R
(43.34 $)
1,328.92 R
(72.00 $)
     +66.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(1.08 $)
69.21 R
(3.75 $)
     +246.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 R
(1.74 $)
51.24 R
(2.78 $)
     +59.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 R
(4.61 $)
553.72 R
(30.00 $)
     +551.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 88.42 R
(4.79 $)
67.47 R
(3.66 $)
     -23.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 350,000.00 R
(18,962.73 $)
615,937.12 R
(33,371.00 $)
     +76.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 408,438.65 R
(22,128.89 $)
481,496.50 R
(26,087.11 $)
     +17.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
South Africa Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,945.02 R
(105.38 $)
3,754.49 R
(203.42 $)
     +93.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 589.83 R
(31.96 $)
971.89 R
(52.66 $)
     +64.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 758.97 R
(41.12 $)
1,304.54 R
(70.68 $)
     +71.9 %
Sports And Leisure
South Africa Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 558.82 R
(30.28 $)
869.09 R
(47.09 $)
     +55.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 167.43 R
(9.07 $)
407.70 R
(22.09 $)
     +143.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 119.00 R
(6.45 $)
258.40 R
(14.00 $)
     +117.1 %
Childcare
South Africa Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,475.66 R
(188.31 $)
25,382.40 R
(1,375.20 $)
     +630.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 78,523.43 R
(4,254.34 $)
419,068.49 R
(22,704.81 $)
     +433.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
South Africa Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 827.93 R
(44.86 $)
961.60 R
(52.10 $)
     +16.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 532.99 R
(28.88 $)
786.08 R
(42.59 $)
     +47.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,527.21 R
(82.74 $)
1,633.18 R
(88.48 $)
     +6.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,405.89 R
(76.17 $)
2,105.20 R
(114.06 $)
     +49.7 %
Rent Per Month
South Africa Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,162.70 R
(442.25 $)
32,401.79 R
(1,755.50 $)
     +296.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,341.19 R
(343.56 $)
26,674.74 R
(1,445.22 $)
     +320.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,880.49 R
(860.39 $)
54,453.33 R
(2,950.24 $)
     +242.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,204.94 R
(661.25 $)
44,173.36 R
(2,393.28 $)
     +261.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
South Africa Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,738.45 R
(94.19 $)
5,775.30 R
(312.90 $)
     +232.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,354.68 R
(73.40 $)
4,677.90 R
(253.44 $)
     +245.3 %
Salaries And Financing
South Africa Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 24,329.83 R
(1,318.17 $)
83,825.86 R
(4,541.62 $)
     +244.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.40 6.56      -42.4 %
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