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Houston vs Johannesburg
Hou vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Hou
Outside city centre
Jnb
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Hou
Outside city centre
Jnb
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Hou
Outside city centre
Jnb
Hou

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Hou

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth