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Pretoria vs Auckland
Pre vs Akl

Average net salary (After tax)

Auckland
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Akl
Pre
Outside city centre
Akl
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Akl
Pre
Outside city centre
Akl
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Akl
Pre
Outside city centre
Akl
Pre

Mortgage rates

Auckland
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Auckland
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Akl
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Akl
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Akl
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Akl
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Auckland
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Akl
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Auckland
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Akl
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Akl
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Akl
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Akl
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Akl
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Akl
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Auckland
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Akl
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Akl
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Akl
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Akl
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Auckland
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Akl
Pre

Summer dress

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

Akl
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Auckland
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Akl $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Akl $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth