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Panama City vs Pretoria
Pan vs Pre

Average net salary (After tax)

Pretoria
Panama City

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Pan
Outside city centre
Pre
Pan

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Pan
Outside city centre
Pre
Pan

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Pre
Pan
Outside city centre
Pre
Pan

Mortgage rates

Pretoria
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Pretoria
Panama City

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Pre
Pan

Mobile phone data

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

Pre
Pan

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Pre
Pan

Monthly pass

Regular price

Pre
Pan

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Pretoria
Panama City

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Pre
Pan
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Pre
Pan
White bread 500g
Pre
Pan
Eggs 12
Pre
Pan
White rice 1kg
Pre
Pan

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Pretoria
Panama City

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Pre
Pan
Beef round 1kg
Pre
Pan
Local cheese 1kg
Pre
Pan

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Pre
Pan
Lettuce 1 head
Pre
Pan
Tomatoes 1kg
Pre
Pan

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Pre
Pan
Oranges 1 head
Pre
Pan
Bananas 1kg
Pre
Pan

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Pretoria
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Pretoria are 17.14% higher than in Panama City

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Pre $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Pre $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Pre $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Pre
Pan
Market 0.5L bottle
Pre
Pan

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Pre
Pan
Market 0.33L bottle
Pre
Pan

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Pretoria
5
Panama City

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Pre
Pan

Summer dress

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

Pre
Pan

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Pre
Pan
1 pair men's leather shoes
Pre
Pan

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Pretoria
$15.33
Panama City
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth