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Johannesburg vs Rio De Janeiro
Jnb vs Rio

Average net salary (After tax)

Rio de Janeiro
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rio
Jnb
Outside city centre
Rio
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rio
Jnb
Outside city centre
Rio
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Rio
Jnb
Outside city centre
Rio
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Rio de Janeiro
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Rio de Janeiro
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Rio
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Rio
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Rio
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Rio
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Rio de Janeiro
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Rio
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Rio de Janeiro
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Rio
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Rio
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Rio
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Rio
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Rio
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Rio
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Rio de Janeiro
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Rio de Janeiro are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Rio
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Rio
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Rio
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Rio
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Rio de Janeiro
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Rio
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Rio
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Rio de Janeiro
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Rio $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Rio $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth