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Johannesburg vs Houston
Jnb vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Jnb
Outside city centre
Hou
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Jnb
Outside city centre
Hou
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Jnb
Outside city centre
Hou
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Hou
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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