12:30 pm
30 March 2017

United States vs South Africa: Cost of Living Comparison

United States   South Africa       Difference
Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(138.12 R)
    7.96 $
(100.00 R)
     -27.60 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(565.03 R)
    28.27 $
(355.00 R)
     -37.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.68 $
(83.88 R)
    3.98 $
(50.00 R)
     -40.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(43.95 R)
    1.59 $
(20.00 R)
     -54.49 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(62.78 R)
    1.83 $
(23.00 R)
     -63.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(46.75 R)
    1.48 $
(18.61 R)
     -60.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(20.71 R)
    0.79 $
(9.98 R)
     -51.81 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(16.74 R)
    0.65 $
(8.12 R)
     -51.49 %
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(47.46 R)
    3.62 $
(45.40 R)
     -4.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(28.38 R)
    0.80 $
(10.03 R)
     -64.64 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 $
(18.70 R)
    0.60 $
(7.59 R)
     -59.39 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $
(30.78 R)
    1.68 $
(21.07 R)
     -31.54 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 $
(56.00 R)
    2.82 $
(35.35 R)
     -36.88 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.80 $
(47.65 R)
    2.12 $
(26.65 R)
     -44.07 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 $
(22.81 R)
    0.64 $
(7.99 R)
     -64.98 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(22.74 R)
    0.56 $
(6.98 R)
     -69.28 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(22.45 R)
    0.59 $
(7.37 R)
     -67.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(14.79 R)
    0.47 $
(5.87 R)
     -60.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(19.81 R)
    0.89 $
(11.14 R)
     -43.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(22.25 R)
    1.05 $
(13.15 R)
     -40.89 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(150.68 R)
    3.98 $
(50.00 R)
     -66.82 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(21.78 R)
    1.15 $
(14.45 R)
     -33.65 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.32 $
(29.18 R)
    1.47 $
(18.47 R)
     -36.70 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.06 $
(76.09 R)
    2.79 $
(35.00 R)
     -54.00 %
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(25.11 R)
    0.96 $
(12.00 R)
     -52.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(803.60 R)
    27.87 $
(350.00 R)
     -56.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(37.67 R)
    1.19 $
(15.00 R)
     -60.18 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(31.39 R)
    1.28 $
(16.09 R)
     -48.73 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(376.69 R)
    3.98 $
(50.00 R)
     -86.73 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(36.28 R)
    4.00 $
(50.21 R)
     +38.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(263,682.72 R)
    19,910.29 $
(250,000.00 R)
     -5.19 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.24 $
(1,999.48 R)
    87.36 $
(1,096.93 R)
     -45.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(2.02 R)
    0.12 $
(1.53 R)
     -24.28 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.53 $
(596.76 R)
    55.80 $
(700.58 R)
     +17.40 %
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.52 $
(471.09 R)
    30.72 $
(385.67 R)
     -18.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.73 $
(235.19 R)
    5.53 $
(69.47 R)
     -70.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(125.56 R)
    4.78 $
(60.00 R)
     -52.22 %
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.05 $
(515.38 R)
    52.40 $
(657.95 R)
     +27.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 35.64 $
(447.46 R)
    33.69 $
(422.96 R)
     -5.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.36 $
(971.39 R)
    73.56 $
(923.70 R)
     -4.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.72 $
(1,088.87 R)
    65.35 $
(820.54 R)
     -24.64 %
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 984.38 $
(12,360.17 R)
    369.83 $
(4,643.75 R)
     -62.43 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 770.07 $
(9,669.21 R)
    312.99 $
(3,930.00 R)
     -59.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,691.69 $
(21,241.35 R)
    788.68 $
(9,902.97 R)
     -53.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,306.33 $
(16,402.75 R)
    668.77 $
(8,397.30 R)
     -48.81 %
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.09 $
(2,575.24 R)
    85.26 $
(1,070.58 R)
     -58.43 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.61 $
(1,652.52 R)
    70.24 $
(882.00 R)
     -46.63 %
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,654.05 $
(33,325.14 R)
    1,291.00 $
(16,210.25 R)
     -51.36 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     9.27      +120.60 %

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