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Pretoria vs Newcastle
Pre vs Ntl

Average net salary (After tax)

Newcastle
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Pre
Outside city centre
Ntl
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Pre
Outside city centre
Ntl
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ntl
Pre
Outside city centre
Ntl
Pre

Mortgage rates

Newcastle
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Newcastle
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ntl
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Ntl
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ntl
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ntl
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Newcastle
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ntl
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Newcastle
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ntl
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Ntl
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Ntl
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ntl
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Ntl
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Ntl
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Newcastle
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Newcastle are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ntl
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Ntl
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Newcastle
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ntl
Pre

Summer dress

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

Ntl
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Newcastle
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth