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prices shown in
Pretoria vs Perth
Pre vs Per

Average net salary (After tax)

Perth
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Pre
Outside city centre
Per
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Pre
Outside city centre
Per
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Per
Pre
Outside city centre
Per
Pre

Mortgage rates

Perth
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Perth
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Per
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Per
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Per
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Per
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Perth
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Per
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Perth
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Per
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Per
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Per
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Per
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Per
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Per
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Perth
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Perth are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Per
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Per
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Per
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Per
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Perth
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Per
Pre

Summer dress

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

Per
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Perth
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Per $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Per $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth