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Johannesburg vs Lagos
Jnb vs Los

Average net salary (After tax)

Lagos
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Jnb
Outside city centre
Los
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Jnb
Outside city centre
Los
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Los
Jnb
Outside city centre
Los
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Lagos
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lagos
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Los
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Los
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Los
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Los
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lagos
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Los
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lagos
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Los
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Los
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Los
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Los
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Los
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Los
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lagos
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lagos are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Los
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Los
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Los
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Los
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lagos
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Los
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Los
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lagos
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Los $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Los $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth