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Pretoria vs Los Angeles
Pre vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Pre
Outside city centre
Lax
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Pre
Outside city centre
Lax
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Pre
Outside city centre
Lax
Pre

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Pre

Summer dress

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

Lax
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth