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Johannesburg vs London
Jnb vs Lon

Average net salary (After tax)

London
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Jnb
Outside city centre
Lon
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Jnb
Outside city centre
Lon
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lon
Jnb
Outside city centre
Lon
Jnb

Mortgage rates

London
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

London
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lon
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Lon
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lon
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lon
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

London
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lon
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

London
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lon
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Lon
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Lon
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lon
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Lon
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Lon
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

London
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in London are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lon
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Lon
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lon
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Lon
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

London
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lon
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Lon
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

London
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth