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Johannesburg vs New York
Jnb vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Jnb
Outside city centre
Nyc
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Jnb
Outside city centre
Nyc
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Jnb
Outside city centre
Nyc
Jnb

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth