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Asuncion vs Johannesburg
Asu vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Asuncion

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Asu
Outside city centre
Jnb
Asu

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Asu
Outside city centre
Jnb
Asu

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Asu
Outside city centre
Jnb
Asu

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Asuncion
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Asuncion

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Asu

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Asu

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Asu

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Asu

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Asuncion

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Asu
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Asuncion

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Asu
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Asu
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Asu

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Asu
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Asu
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Asu

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Asuncion
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Asuncion

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Asu
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Asu

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Asu
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Asu

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Asuncion

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Asu

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Asu

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Asuncion
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth