Budget Direct Insurance Money Magazine's Insurer of the Year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Money magazine
Insurer of the
Year 2017-21

prices shown in
Johannesburg vs Seattle
Jnb vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Jnb
Outside city centre
Sea
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Jnb
Outside city centre
Sea
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Jnb
Outside city centre
Sea
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
Compare our
home insurance prices

Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seattle
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Sea
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Jnb
Compare our
car insurance prices

Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Sea
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth