Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Africa Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Africa are 48.48% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 56.87% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Africa are 70.76% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 50.03% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 58.55% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 27.14% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit South Africa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.10 $
(275.88 R)
8.75 $
(150.00 R)
     -45.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(1,113.81 R)
35.01 $
(600.00 R)
     -46.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.57 $
(146.92 R)
4.19 $
(71.75 R)
     -51.16 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(85.68 R)
2.00 $
(34.33 R)
     -59.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(102.81 R)
2.33 $
(40.00 R)
     -61.09 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.60 $
(78.86 R)
1.78 $
(30.47 R)
     -61.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 $
(38.77 R)
0.91 $
(15.51 R)
     -60.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 $
(28.23 R)
0.69 $
(11.80 R)
     -58.22 %
Markets
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.83 $
(65.61 R)
3.77 $
(64.68 R)
     -1.42 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.91 $
(49.91 R)
0.81 $
(13.88 R)
     -72.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 $
(31.99 R)
0.63 $
(10.85 R)
     -66.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 $
(56.76 R)
1.79 $
(30.64 R)
     -46.02 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.25 $
(89.90 R)
3.07 $
(52.65 R)
     -41.44 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.36 $
(91.81 R)
1.99 $
(34.11 R)
     -62.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.78 $
(116.19 R)
3.14 $
(53.83 R)
     -53.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 $
(36.98 R)
0.65 $
(11.15 R)
     -69.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $
(12.46 R)
0.60 $
(10.33 R)
     -17.12 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 $
(31.95 R)
0.61 $
(10.53 R)
     -67.04 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.02 $
(34.69 R)
0.63 $
(10.81 R)
     -68.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.22 $
(20.91 R)
0.49 $
(8.43 R)
     -59.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 $
(21.02 R)
0.49 $
(8.37 R)
     -60.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $
(30.57 R)
1.00 $
(17.11 R)
     -44.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $
(32.70 R)
0.92 $
(15.69 R)
     -52.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $
(222.59 R)
4.67 $
(80.00 R)
     -64.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.65 $
(45.49 R)
1.31 $
(22.50 R)
     -50.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(57.10 R)
1.76 $
(30.19 R)
     -47.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.95 $
(153.36 R)
2.92 $
(50.00 R)
     -67.40 %
Transportation
United States Edit South Africa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(42.84 R)
1.52 $
(26.00 R)
     -39.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(1,199.49 R)
40.85 $
(700.00 R)
     -41.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(59.97 R)
1.17 $
(20.00 R)
     -66.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(46.27 R)
1.13 $
(19.31 R)
     -58.26 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(514.07 R)
3.50 $
(60.00 R)
     -88.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.40 $
(75.39 R)
4.95 $
(84.77 R)
     +12.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,150.00 $
(413,823.63 R)
20,081.05 $
(344,100.00 R)
     -16.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,989.75 $
(393,942.14 R)
21,927.92 $
(375,747.01 R)
     -4.62 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178.17 $
(3,053.10 R)
100.17 $
(1,716.54 R)
     -43.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(2.60 R)
0.11 $
(1.82 R)
     -29.95 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.72 $
(1,177.54 R)
49.58 $
(849.51 R)
     -27.86 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.35 $
(708.63 R)
34.41 $
(589.62 R)
     -16.80 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.64 $
(302.20 R)
7.55 $
(129.39 R)
     -57.18 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(205.63 R)
5.84 $
(100.00 R)
     -51.37 %
Childcare
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,140.58 $
(19,544.41 R)
190.40 $
(3,262.61 R)
     -83.31 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,322.36 $
(279,692.67 R)
4,269.78 $
(73,165.00 R)
     -73.84 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit South Africa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.70 $
(783.10 R)
46.36 $
(794.39 R)
     +1.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.10 $
(618.52 R)
30.10 $
(515.75 R)
     -16.61 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.15 $
(1,356.28 R)
84.55 $
(1,448.88 R)
     +6.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.29 $
(1,735.69 R)
76.59 $
(1,312.39 R)
     -24.39 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,683.54 $
(28,848.38 R)
451.55 $
(7,737.64 R)
     -73.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,360.56 $
(23,314.02 R)
372.04 $
(6,375.04 R)
     -72.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,810.76 $
(48,163.93 R)
819.38 $
(14,040.53 R)
     -70.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,224.29 $
(38,114.52 R)
745.52 $
(12,774.92 R)
     -66.48 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 392.01 $
(6,717.27 R)
93.86 $
(1,608.27 R)
     -76.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 269.91 $
(4,625.06 R)
69.87 $
(1,197.26 R)
     -74.11 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,151.57 $
(71,139.40 R)
1,304.70 $
(22,356.82 R)
     -68.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.36 8.75      +63.26 %
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