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Pretoria vs Sydney
Pre vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Pre
Outside city centre
Syd
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Pre
Outside city centre
Syd
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Pre
Outside city centre
Syd
Pre

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Pre

Summer dress

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

Syd
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth