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Johannesburg vs Bangkok
Jnb vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Jnb
Outside city centre
Bkk
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Jnb
Outside city centre
Bkk
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Jnb
Outside city centre
Bkk
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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