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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 29.86% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 36.69% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Africa are 50.55% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 30.02% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 41.26% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 25.48% lower than in United States
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $
(150.04 R)
9.53 $
(110.00 R)
     -26.69 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(577.07 R)
38.99 $
(450.00 R)
     -22.02 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(80.79 R)
4.77 $
(55.00 R)
     -31.92 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $
(46.17 R)
2.17 $
(25.00 R)
     -45.85 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $
(57.71 R)
2.60 $
(30.00 R)
     -48.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.94 $
(45.46 R)
2.06 $
(23.81 R)
     -47.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.75 $
(20.22 R)
1.04 $
(12.03 R)
     -40.49 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.41 $
(16.24 R)
0.82 $
(9.44 R)
     -41.86 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.22 $
(37.14 R)
4.41 $
(50.93 R)
     +37.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.31 $
(26.70 R)
0.99 $
(11.38 R)
     -57.39 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.78 $
(20.58 R)
0.78 $
(8.95 R)
     -56.54 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.46 $
(28.34 R)
2.07 $
(23.87 R)
     -15.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 $
(56.27 R)
3.59 $
(41.42 R)
     -26.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.86 $
(44.50 R)
2.53 $
(29.23 R)
     -34.32 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.20 $
(60.01 R)
3.30 $
(38.08 R)
     -36.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.95 $
(22.47 R)
0.80 $
(9.27 R)
     -58.75 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $
(7.79 R)
0.66 $
(7.64 R)
     -1.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 $
(20.51 R)
0.81 $
(9.30 R)
     -54.65 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(20.71 R)
0.71 $
(8.25 R)
     -60.19 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 $
(13.03 R)
0.65 $
(7.51 R)
     -42.40 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 $
(13.07 R)
0.60 $
(6.95 R)
     -46.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.52 $
(17.58 R)
1.16 $
(13.42 R)
     -23.66 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(20.42 R)
1.25 $
(14.46 R)
     -29.19 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(138.50 R)
4.77 $
(55.00 R)
     -60.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $
(24.69 R)
1.52 $
(17.49 R)
     -29.15 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.84 $
(32.78 R)
2.31 $
(26.67 R)
     -18.63 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.89 $
(79.52 R)
3.47 $
(40.00 R)
     -49.70 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(25.97 R)
1.30 $
(15.00 R)
     -42.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(750.20 R)
40.21 $
(464.13 R)
     -38.13 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(34.62 R)
1.73 $
(20.00 R)
     -42.24 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(30.01 R)
1.39 $
(16.09 R)
     -46.37 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $
(323.16 R)
4.33 $
(50.00 R)
     -84.53 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.42 $
(27.94 R)
4.42 $
(51.01 R)
     +82.59 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,852.50 $
(252,209.97 R)
22,527.46 $
(260,000.00 R)
     +3.09 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,235.48 $
(233,547.18 R)
23,318.61 $
(269,131.09 R)
     +15.24 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.00 $
(1,708.18 R)
91.77 $
(1,059.13 R)
     -38.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(1.15 R)
0.15 $
(1.73 R)
     +49.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.82 $
(667.33 R)
70.52 $
(813.88 R)
     +21.96 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.21 $
(417.94 R)
38.76 $
(447.36 R)
     +7.04 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.48 $
(178.65 R)
8.08 $
(93.23 R)
     -47.81 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.25 $
(129.84 R)
6.24 $
(72.00 R)
     -44.55 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 856.87 $
(9,889.55 R)
227.50 $
(2,625.73 R)
     -73.45 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $
(207,746.46 R)
4,974.12 $
(57,408.71 R)
     -72.37 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.63 $
(480.45 R)
60.21 $
(694.87 R)
     +44.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.40 $
(396.98 R)
39.31 $
(453.75 R)
     +14.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.49 $
(848.15 R)
94.53 $
(1,091.00 R)
     +28.63 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.01 $
(1,061.92 R)
92.65 $
(1,069.27 R)
     +0.69 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,195.08 $
(13,792.97 R)
508.79 $
(5,872.22 R)
     -57.43 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 938.70 $
(10,833.97 R)
415.25 $
(4,792.60 R)
     -55.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,918.13 $
(22,138.10 R)
977.01 $
(11,276.11 R)
     -49.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,489.64 $
(17,192.58 R)
839.03 $
(9,683.58 R)
     -43.68 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 212.75 $
(2,455.41 R)
98.77 $
(1,140.00 R)
     -53.57 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 151.87 $
(1,752.83 R)
83.07 $
(958.70 R)
     -45.31 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,000.55 $
(34,630.80 R)
1,415.58 $
(16,337.82 R)
     -52.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.93 10.52      +167.88 %
Last update: February 2018February 2018
Contributors:235331267
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD