Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Africa Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Africa are 43.50% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Africa are 50.06% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Africa are 62.52% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Africa are 44.29% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Africa are 53.20% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Africa is 25.54% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit South Africa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(244.11 R)
9.22 $
(150.00 R)
     -38.55 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(976.44 R)
36.87 $
(600.00 R)
     -38.55 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(130.19 R)
3.69 $
(60.00 R)
     -53.91 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(81.37 R)
1.84 $
(30.00 R)
     -63.13 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(97.64 R)
2.46 $
(40.00 R)
     -59.03 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.35 $
(70.83 R)
1.76 $
(28.62 R)
     -59.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 $
(31.51 R)
0.90 $
(14.69 R)
     -53.38 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 $
(25.37 R)
0.70 $
(11.31 R)
     -55.41 %
Markets
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.27 $
(53.29 R)
3.72 $
(60.52 R)
     +13.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 $
(40.78 R)
0.79 $
(12.90 R)
     -68.35 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(29.26 R)
0.63 $
(10.18 R)
     -65.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.31 $
(37.57 R)
1.84 $
(29.96 R)
     -20.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 $
(81.86 R)
3.11 $
(50.66 R)
     -38.11 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.22 $
(68.67 R)
2.02 $
(32.86 R)
     -52.15 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.83 $
(94.92 R)
3.11 $
(50.62 R)
     -46.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.06 $
(33.45 R)
0.65 $
(10.59 R)
     -68.33 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(11.54 R)
0.61 $
(9.86 R)
     -14.51 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(29.26 R)
0.65 $
(10.62 R)
     -63.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(31.65 R)
0.60 $
(9.83 R)
     -68.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(18.98 R)
0.52 $
(8.42 R)
     -55.65 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $
(19.03 R)
0.49 $
(7.96 R)
     -58.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.65 $
(26.89 R)
0.99 $
(16.13 R)
     -39.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(29.29 R)
0.94 $
(15.22 R)
     -48.03 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(195.29 R)
4.61 $
(75.00 R)
     -61.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.56 $
(41.59 R)
1.31 $
(21.29 R)
     -48.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 $
(46.90 R)
1.69 $
(27.54 R)
     -41.28 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(130.19 R)
2.86 $
(46.50 R)
     -64.28 %
Transportation
United States Edit South Africa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.20 $
(35.80 R)
1.54 $
(25.00 R)
     -30.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(1,057.81 R)
39.94 $
(650.00 R)
     -38.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(52.89 R)
1.23 $
(20.00 R)
     -62.19 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(42.31 R)
1.19 $
(19.31 R)
     -54.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(488.22 R)
3.59 $
(58.50 R)
     -88.02 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.64 $
(43.03 R)
3.92 $
(63.77 R)
     +48.22 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,195.00 $
(377,474.27 R)
18,434.37 $
(300,000.00 R)
     -20.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,885.87 $
(356,169.49 R)
20,859.72 $
(339,470.00 R)
     -4.69 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167.52 $
(2,726.19 R)
101.90 $
(1,658.29 R)
     -39.17 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(2.28 R)
0.10 $
(1.60 R)
     -29.84 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.34 $
(1,079.69 R)
53.95 $
(878.01 R)
     -18.68 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.10 $
(603.78 R)
31.27 $
(508.91 R)
     -15.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.70 $
(255.53 R)
7.80 $
(126.89 R)
     -50.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(195.29 R)
5.84 $
(95.00 R)
     -51.35 %
Childcare
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 935.67 $
(15,227.10 R)
198.00 $
(3,222.17 R)
     -78.84 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,526.26 $
(252,673.61 R)
4,412.49 $
(71,808.67 R)
     -71.58 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit South Africa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.00 $
(716.01 R)
46.37 $
(754.55 R)
     +5.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.55 $
(578.47 R)
31.10 $
(506.11 R)
     -12.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.64 $
(1,247.26 R)
81.30 $
(1,323.11 R)
     +6.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.08 $
(1,579.95 R)
76.48 $
(1,244.58 R)
     -21.23 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,349.22 $
(21,957.21 R)
422.53 $
(6,876.31 R)
     -68.68 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,098.49 $
(17,876.73 R)
364.40 $
(5,930.16 R)
     -66.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,198.43 $
(35,777.21 R)
894.86 $
(14,562.92 R)
     -59.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,783.95 $
(29,031.84 R)
728.17 $
(11,850.23 R)
     -59.18 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 333.19 $
(5,422.35 R)
88.43 $
(1,439.07 R)
     -73.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.00 $
(3,238.51 R)
65.96 $
(1,073.49 R)
     -66.85 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit South Africa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,592.49 $
(58,464.06 R)
1,335.98 $
(21,741.68 R)
     -62.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.93 9.54      +142.95 %
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