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Berlin vs Johannesburg
Ber vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Ber
Outside city centre
Jnb
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Ber
Outside city centre
Jnb
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Ber
Outside city centre
Jnb
Ber

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Ber

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Berlin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Ber

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Ber

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth