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Johannesburg vs Melbourne
Jnb vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Jnb
Outside city centre
Mel
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Jnb
Outside city centre
Mel
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Jnb
Outside city centre
Mel
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Mel
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth