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Almaty vs Johannesburg
Ala vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Ala
Outside city centre
Jnb
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Ala
Outside city centre
Jnb
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Ala
Outside city centre
Jnb
Ala

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Johannesburg
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Ala

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Jnb
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Jnb
Ala
White bread 500g
Jnb
Ala
Eggs 12
Jnb
Ala
White rice 1kg
Jnb
Ala

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Almaty

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Jnb
Ala
Beef round 1kg
Jnb
Ala
Local cheese 1kg
Jnb
Ala

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Ala

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Jnb
Ala

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Jnb
Ala
1 pair men's leather shoes
Jnb
Ala

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth