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Bangkok vs Johannesburg
Bkk vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Bangkok

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Bkk
Outside city centre
Jnb
Bkk

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Bkk
Outside city centre
Jnb
Bkk

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Bkk
Outside city centre
Jnb
Bkk

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Bangkok

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Bkk

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Bkk

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Bkk

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Bkk

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Bangkok

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Bkk
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Bangkok

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Bkk
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Bkk
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Bkk

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Bkk
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Bkk
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Bkk

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Bangkok

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Bkk
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Bkk

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Bkk
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Bkk

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Bangkok

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Bkk

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Bkk

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Bangkok
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth