Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Africa Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Africa are 42.65% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 49.45% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Africa are 62.56% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 47.22% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 51.43% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 27.39% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit South Africa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(230.47 R)
7.81 $
(120.00 R)
     -47.93 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 59.00 $
(906.50 R)
35.80 $
(550.00 R)
     -39.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(122.91 R)
3.91 $
(60.00 R)
     -51.19 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(76.82 R)
1.95 $
(30.00 R)
     -60.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(92.19 R)
2.60 $
(40.00 R)
     -56.61 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.28 $
(65.69 R)
1.81 $
(27.74 R)
     -57.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 $
(29.17 R)
0.90 $
(13.89 R)
     -52.37 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $
(23.57 R)
0.70 $
(10.77 R)
     -54.29 %
Markets
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(49.61 R)
3.77 $
(57.91 R)
     +16.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 $
(37.86 R)
0.83 $
(12.73 R)
     -66.39 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(27.86 R)
0.64 $
(9.82 R)
     -64.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.31 $
(35.56 R)
1.93 $
(29.67 R)
     -16.57 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 $
(76.81 R)
3.18 $
(48.79 R)
     -36.48 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.13 $
(63.39 R)
2.13 $
(32.65 R)
     -48.49 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.69 $
(87.49 R)
3.07 $
(47.24 R)
     -46.01 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(31.57 R)
0.69 $
(10.62 R)
     -66.35 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(10.89 R)
0.62 $
(9.51 R)
     -12.69 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(27.82 R)
0.66 $
(10.15 R)
     -63.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(29.79 R)
0.61 $
(9.32 R)
     -68.72 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(18.15 R)
0.55 $
(8.38 R)
     -53.81 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(18.19 R)
0.51 $
(7.76 R)
     -57.31 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(25.05 R)
1.00 $
(15.34 R)
     -38.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(27.80 R)
0.95 $
(14.65 R)
     -47.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(184.37 R)
4.88 $
(75.00 R)
     -59.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $
(36.66 R)
1.33 $
(20.50 R)
     -44.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 $
(43.21 R)
1.82 $
(27.92 R)
     -35.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(122.91 R)
2.93 $
(45.00 R)
     -63.39 %
Transportation
United States Edit South Africa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(34.57 R)
1.30 $
(20.00 R)
     -42.15 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $
(1,014.05 R)
45.56 $
(700.00 R)
     -30.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(49.93 R)
1.30 $
(20.00 R)
     -59.95 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(41.48 R)
1.26 $
(19.31 R)
     -53.45 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(460.93 R)
4.56 $
(70.00 R)
     -84.81 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.54 $
(39.08 R)
3.82 $
(58.69 R)
     +50.19 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(353,380.28 R)
19,525.71 $
(300,000.00 R)
     -15.11 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,536.71 $
(330,897.73 R)
20,286.94 $
(311,695.79 R)
     -5.80 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.70 $
(2,515.22 R)
94.01 $
(1,444.33 R)
     -42.58 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(2.12 R)
0.11 $
(1.73 R)
     -18.30 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.53 $
(1,006.88 R)
58.62 $
(900.58 R)
     -10.56 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.02 $
(568.80 R)
29.89 $
(459.28 R)
     -19.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.94 $
(244.91 R)
8.15 $
(125.27 R)
     -48.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(184.37 R)
5.86 $
(90.00 R)
     -51.19 %
Childcare
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 936.11 $
(14,382.70 R)
190.48 $
(2,926.56 R)
     -79.65 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,846.00 $
(243,463.68 R)
4,422.32 $
(67,946.19 R)
     -72.09 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit South Africa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.82 $
(673.28 R)
48.15 $
(739.84 R)
     +9.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.52 $
(545.80 R)
31.10 $
(477.76 R)
     -12.47 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.86 $
(1,165.54 R)
80.73 $
(1,240.29 R)
     +6.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.64 $
(1,469.42 R)
79.22 $
(1,217.21 R)
     -17.16 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,340.83 $
(20,601.00 R)
434.64 $
(6,678.00 R)
     -67.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,080.72 $
(16,604.59 R)
370.27 $
(5,688.99 R)
     -65.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,154.66 $
(33,105.01 R)
832.11 $
(12,784.82 R)
     -61.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,724.70 $
(26,498.97 R)
710.82 $
(10,921.26 R)
     -58.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.29 $
(5,074.74 R)
109.01 $
(1,674.91 R)
     -67.00 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 197.49 $
(3,034.30 R)
74.11 $
(1,138.58 R)
     -62.48 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,528.12 $
(54,207.35 R)
1,294.90 $
(19,895.37 R)
     -63.30 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 9.97      +142.10 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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