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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Africa Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Africa are 42.43% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 48.13% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Africa are 59.35% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 43.67% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 52.11% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 30.04% lower than in United States
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $
(203.89 R)
8.24 $
(120.00 R)
     -41.14 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(728.18 R)
30.90 $
(450.00 R)
     -38.20 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(101.95 R)
3.91 $
(57.00 R)
     -44.09 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $
(58.25 R)
1.72 $
(25.00 R)
     -57.08 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $
(72.82 R)
2.40 $
(35.00 R)
     -51.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 $
(57.84 R)
1.67 $
(24.38 R)
     -57.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.77 $
(25.81 R)
0.84 $
(12.29 R)
     -52.39 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.42 $
(20.72 R)
0.65 $
(9.49 R)
     -54.22 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.17 $
(46.11 R)
3.55 $
(51.72 R)
     +12.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.33 $
(33.96 R)
0.78 $
(11.32 R)
     -66.67 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 $
(25.76 R)
0.62 $
(9.08 R)
     -64.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.34 $
(34.12 R)
1.80 $
(26.24 R)
     -23.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.84 $
(70.47 R)
2.93 $
(42.72 R)
     -39.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.88 $
(56.50 R)
2.08 $
(30.25 R)
     -46.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.19 $
(75.58 R)
2.83 $
(41.24 R)
     -45.44 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 $
(28.66 R)
0.66 $
(9.55 R)
     -66.69 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $
(9.76 R)
0.53 $
(7.79 R)
     -20.17 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 $
(25.87 R)
0.64 $
(9.36 R)
     -63.83 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.80 $
(26.18 R)
0.56 $
(8.10 R)
     -69.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $
(16.17 R)
0.50 $
(7.35 R)
     -54.55 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 $
(16.30 R)
0.47 $
(6.83 R)
     -58.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $
(21.92 R)
0.95 $
(13.78 R)
     -37.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(25.74 R)
1.02 $
(14.87 R)
     -42.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(174.76 R)
4.12 $
(60.00 R)
     -65.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $
(33.55 R)
1.19 $
(17.38 R)
     -48.19 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.30 $
(47.99 R)
1.84 $
(26.75 R)
     -44.27 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $
(101.95 R)
2.75 $
(40.00 R)
     -60.76 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(32.77 R)
1.03 $
(15.00 R)
     -54.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.00 $
(1,004.89 R)
34.33 $
(500.00 R)
     -50.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(43.69 R)
1.10 $
(16.00 R)
     -63.38 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(39.32 R)
1.11 $
(16.09 R)
     -59.07 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $
(393.22 R)
3.43 $
(50.00 R)
     -87.28 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.64 $
(38.43 R)
3.72 $
(54.20 R)
     +41.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,600.00 $
(314,573.33 R)
19,569.36 $
(285,000.00 R)
     -9.40 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,325.64 $
(296,014.07 R)
18,869.02 $
(274,800.53 R)
     -7.17 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.79 $
(2,166.94 R)
78.14 $
(1,137.95 R)
     -47.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(1.46 R)
0.12 $
(1.80 R)
     +23.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.73 $
(884.51 R)
62.42 $
(909.09 R)
     +2.78 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.22 $
(527.51 R)
32.41 $
(471.97 R)
     -10.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.27 $
(222.33 R)
7.86 $
(114.44 R)
     -48.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(174.76 R)
5.15 $
(75.00 R)
     -57.08 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 854.75 $
(12,448.27 R)
175.86 $
(2,561.16 R)
     -79.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,795.92 $
(259,172.28 R)
3,523.14 $
(51,309.52 R)
     -80.20 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.31 $
(616.18 R)
49.73 $
(724.24 R)
     +17.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.76 $
(506.26 R)
31.56 $
(459.62 R)
     -9.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.90 $
(1,076.22 R)
79.29 $
(1,154.67 R)
     +7.29 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.42 $
(1,360.51 R)
75.40 $
(1,098.14 R)
     -19.28 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,235.38 $
(17,991.54 R)
426.91 $
(6,217.35 R)
     -65.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 976.98 $
(14,228.27 R)
351.36 $
(5,117.06 R)
     -64.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,010.02 $
(29,273.03 R)
858.46 $
(12,502.27 R)
     -57.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,559.26 $
(22,708.39 R)
713.36 $
(10,389.07 R)
     -54.25 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 225.46 $
(3,283.46 R)
90.47 $
(1,317.52 R)
     -59.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 164.43 $
(2,394.65 R)
67.93 $
(989.27 R)
     -58.69 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,007.67 $
(43,802.40 R)
1,091.40 $
(15,894.69 R)
     -63.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 10.54      +146.66 %
Last update: August 2018August 2018
Contributors:237941514
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD