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New York vs Johannesburg
Nyc vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Nyc
Outside city centre
Jnb
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Nyc
Outside city centre
Jnb
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Nyc
Outside city centre
Jnb
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth