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Johannesburg vs Sydney
Jnb vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Jnb
Outside city centre
Syd
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Jnb
Outside city centre
Syd
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Jnb
Outside city centre
Syd
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Syd
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth