Cost of Living Comparison Between Thailand and South Africa Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Africa are 7.0% lower than in Thailand (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 6.1% lower than in Thailand
Rent Prices in South Africa are 3.3% lower than in Thailand
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 54.5% higher than in Thailand
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 33.1% lower than in Thailand
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 149.3% higher than in Thailand
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Restaurants
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿
(53.57 R)
280.00 ฿
(150.00 R)
     +180.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 ฿
(428.57 R)
1,306.67 ฿
(700.00 R)
     +63.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿
(107.14 R)
149.33 ฿
(80.00 R)
     -25.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿
(37.50 R)
74.67 ฿
(40.00 R)
     +6.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ฿
(64.29 R)
74.67 ฿
(40.00 R)
     -37.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 68.66 ฿
(36.78 R)
63.28 ฿
(33.90 R)
     -7.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 21.84 ฿
(11.70 R)
31.81 ฿
(17.04 R)
     +45.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.80 ฿
(6.32 R)
24.17 ฿
(12.95 R)
     +104.8 %
Markets
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 214.72 ฿
(115.03 R)
131.99 ฿
(70.71 R)
     -38.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.15 ฿
(22.58 R)
28.56 ฿
(15.30 R)
     -32.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 19.21 ฿
(10.29 R)
22.41 ฿
(12.01 R)
     +16.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 71.52 ฿
(38.32 R)
70.53 ฿
(37.78 R)
     -1.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 279.98 ฿
(149.99 R)
108.53 ฿
(58.14 R)
     -61.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 41.61 ฿
(22.29 R)
67.42 ฿
(36.12 R)
     +62.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 163.84 ฿
(87.77 R)
99.92 ฿
(53.53 R)
     -39.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 42.04 ฿
(22.52 R)
21.64 ฿
(11.59 R)
     -48.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 18.77 ฿
(10.05 R)
20.89 ฿
(11.19 R)
     +11.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 30.52 ฿
(16.35 R)
20.21 ฿
(10.83 R)
     -33.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 21.91 ฿
(11.74 R)
22.02 ฿
(11.80 R)
     +0.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 22.19 ฿
(11.88 R)
17.65 ฿
(9.46 R)
     -20.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 17.77 ฿
(9.52 R)
20.74 ฿
(11.11 R)
     +16.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 38.88 ฿
(20.83 R)
33.80 ฿
(18.11 R)
     -13.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.44 ฿
(8.81 R)
30.81 ฿
(16.51 R)
     +87.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿
(321.43 R)
149.33 ฿
(80.00 R)
     -75.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.84 ฿
(31.52 R)
41.16 ฿
(22.05 R)
     -30.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 95.00 ฿
(50.89 R)
55.26 ฿
(29.60 R)
     -41.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 144.25 ฿
(77.28 R)
93.33 ฿
(50.00 R)
     -35.3 %
Transportation
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ฿
(16.07 R)
56.00 ฿
(30.00 R)
     +86.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,100.00 ฿
(589.29 R)
1,493.33 ฿
(800.00 R)
     +35.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(18.75 R)
37.33 ฿
(20.00 R)
     +6.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 ฿
(34.49 R)
51.07 ฿
(27.36 R)
     -20.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 180.00 ฿
(96.43 R)
186.67 ฿
(100.00 R)
     +3.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 159.91 ฿
(85.66 R)
164.03 ฿
(87.88 R)
     +2.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 970,000.00 ฿
(519,643.08 R)
653,333.05 ฿
(350,000.00 R)
     -32.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 885,633.93 ฿
(474,446.95 R)
765,427.72 ฿
(410,050.74 R)
     -13.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,489.71 ฿
(1,333.77 R)
3,546.51 ฿
(1,899.92 R)
     +42.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 489.46 ฿
(262.21 R)
1,105.24 ฿
(592.09 R)
     +125.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 591.42 ฿
(316.83 R)
1,428.45 ฿
(765.24 R)
     +141.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,627.65 ฿
(871.95 R)
1,067.08 ฿
(571.65 R)
     -34.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 320.37 ฿
(171.63 R)
290.42 ฿
(155.58 R)
     -9.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 ฿
(117.86 R)
196.00 ฿
(105.00 R)
     -10.9 %
Childcare
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 13,859.28 ฿
(7,424.62 R)
6,463.11 ฿
(3,462.38 R)
     -53.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 387,833.59 ฿
(207,768.09 R)
141,983.24 ฿
(76,062.48 R)
     -63.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,540.78 ฿
(825.42 R)
1,512.77 ฿
(810.41 R)
     -1.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,160.26 ฿
(621.57 R)
986.04 ฿
(528.24 R)
     -15.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,026.50 ฿
(1,621.34 R)
2,851.60 ฿
(1,527.64 R)
     -5.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,520.37 ฿
(1,350.20 R)
2,603.69 ฿
(1,394.83 R)
     +3.3 %
Rent Per Month
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,007.84 ฿
(9,111.35 R)
15,671.66 ฿
(8,395.54 R)
     -7.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,567.36 ฿
(4,589.66 R)
11,611.76 ฿
(6,220.59 R)
     +35.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,552.61 ฿
(18,510.33 R)
29,966.77 ฿
(16,053.64 R)
     -13.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 22,916.04 ฿
(12,276.45 R)
22,801.89 ฿
(12,215.30 R)
     -0.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,240.73 ฿
(6,557.54 R)
3,136.11 ฿
(1,680.06 R)
     -74.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,660.64 ฿
(3,568.20 R)
2,445.76 ฿
(1,310.23 R)
     -63.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Thailand Edit South Africa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 19,224.66 ฿
(10,298.93 R)
45,003.64 ฿
(24,109.10 R)
     +134.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.36 11.29      +110.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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