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Melbourne vs Johannesburg
Mel vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Mel
Outside city centre
Jnb
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Mel
Outside city centre
Jnb
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Mel
Outside city centre
Jnb
Mel

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Mel

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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