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Cost of Living Comparison Between South Africa and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 70.11% higher than in South Africa
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 90.04% higher than in South Africa
Rent Prices in United States are 145.23% higher than in South Africa
Restaurant Prices in United States are 77.38% higher than in South Africa
Groceries Prices in United States are 105.04% higher than in South Africa
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 49.61% higher than in South Africa
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 R
(8.21 $)
219.26 R
(15.00 $)
     +82.72 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 R
(34.21 $)
730.87 R
(50.00 $)
     +46.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 R
(4.10 $)
103.64 R
(7.09 $)
     +72.73 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 27.00 R
(1.85 $)
65.78 R
(4.50 $)
     +143.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 35.00 R
(2.39 $)
87.70 R
(6.00 $)
     +150.58 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.17 R
(1.79 $)
60.07 R
(4.11 $)
     +129.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.27 R
(0.91 $)
26.42 R
(1.81 $)
     +99.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.13 R
(0.69 $)
21.50 R
(1.47 $)
     +112.19 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 52.70 R
(3.61 $)
45.51 R
(3.11 $)
     -13.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 11.75 R
(0.80 $)
34.66 R
(2.37 $)
     +194.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.23 R
(0.63 $)
25.66 R
(1.76 $)
     +177.99 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 27.73 R
(1.90 $)
33.20 R
(2.27 $)
     +19.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 45.04 R
(3.08 $)
69.06 R
(4.72 $)
     +53.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 31.57 R
(2.16 $)
56.66 R
(3.88 $)
     +79.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 43.10 R
(2.95 $)
76.54 R
(5.24 $)
     +77.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 9.96 R
(0.68 $)
29.56 R
(2.02 $)
     +196.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 8.03 R
(0.55 $)
9.99 R
(0.68 $)
     +24.32 %
Oranges (1 lb) 9.65 R
(0.66 $)
26.41 R
(1.81 $)
     +173.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 8.41 R
(0.58 $)
26.49 R
(1.81 $)
     +215.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 7.39 R
(0.51 $)
17.10 R
(1.17 $)
     +131.39 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.03 R
(0.48 $)
17.04 R
(1.17 $)
     +142.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 14.42 R
(0.99 $)
22.80 R
(1.56 $)
     +58.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.72 R
(1.01 $)
25.97 R
(1.78 $)
     +76.51 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 R
(4.10 $)
175.41 R
(12.00 $)
     +192.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.56 R
(1.20 $)
31.15 R
(2.13 $)
     +77.40 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.87 R
(1.77 $)
41.81 R
(2.86 $)
     +61.58 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 R
(2.74 $)
109.48 R
(7.49 $)
     +173.71 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 18.00 R
(1.23 $)
32.89 R
(2.25 $)
     +82.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 543.48 R
(37.18 $)
1,023.21 R
(70.00 $)
     +88.27 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
(1.37 $)
50.87 R
(3.48 $)
     +154.34 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 R
(1.10 $)
40.20 R
(2.75 $)
     +149.78 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 R
(3.42 $)
409.28 R
(28.00 $)
     +718.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 59.59 R
(4.08 $)
40.49 R
(2.77 $)
     -32.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 R
(20,523.63 $)
321,580.60 R
(22,000.00 $)
     +7.19 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 286,030.78 R
(19,567.96 $)
302,053.38 R
(20,664.10 $)
     +5.60 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,239.22 R
(84.78 $)
2,222.76 R
(152.06 $)
     +79.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.67 R
(0.11 $)
1.80 R
(0.12 $)
     +8.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 924.23 R
(63.23 $)
921.56 R
(63.05 $)
     -0.29 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 507.61 R
(34.73 $)
528.04 R
(36.12 $)
     +4.02 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 124.84 R
(8.54 $)
221.67 R
(15.17 $)
     +77.56 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 80.00 R
(5.47 $)
175.41 R
(12.00 $)
     +119.26 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,778.92 R
(190.11 $)
13,084.45 R
(895.13 $)
     +370.85 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 54,734.20 R
(3,744.48 $)
235,912.74 R
(16,139.28 $)
     +331.02 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 743.73 R
(50.88 $)
629.78 R
(43.08 $)
     -15.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 476.62 R
(32.61 $)
506.55 R
(34.65 $)
     +6.28 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,190.81 R
(81.47 $)
1,079.60 R
(73.86 $)
     -9.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,156.13 R
(79.09 $)
1,375.99 R
(94.13 $)
     +19.02 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,388.22 R
(437.03 $)
18,932.36 R
(1,295.20 $)
     +196.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,604.55 R
(383.42 $)
14,961.83 R
(1,023.57 $)
     +166.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,121.99 R
(897.70 $)
30,745.92 R
(2,103.39 $)
     +134.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,037.26 R
(755.08 $)
24,014.04 R
(1,642.85 $)
     +117.57 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,383.05 R
(94.62 $)
3,544.84 R
(242.51 $)
     +156.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,015.66 R
(69.48 $)
2,551.69 R
(174.57 $)
     +151.23 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,460.71 R
(1,126.11 $)
46,802.15 R
(3,201.83 $)
     +184.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.60 4.34      -59.02 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:194725264
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: ZAR