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Mumbai vs Johannesburg
Mum vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Mumbai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Mum
Outside city centre
Jnb
Mum

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Mum
Outside city centre
Jnb
Mum

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Mum
Outside city centre
Jnb
Mum

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Mumbai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Mumbai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Mum

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Mum

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Mum

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Mum

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Mumbai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Mum
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Mumbai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Mum
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Mum
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Mum

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Mum
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Mum
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Mum

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Mumbai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Mumbai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Mum
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Mum

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Mum
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Mum

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Mumbai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Mum

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Mum

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Mumbai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Mum $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Mum $4,070.74/mth