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Pretoria vs New York
Pre vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Pre
Outside city centre
Nyc
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Pre
Outside city centre
Nyc
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Pre
Outside city centre
Nyc
Pre

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Pre

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth