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Pretoria vs Toronto
Pre vs Tor

Average net salary (After tax)

Toronto
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Pre
Outside city centre
Tor
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Pre
Outside city centre
Tor
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tor
Pre
Outside city centre
Tor
Pre

Mortgage rates

Toronto
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Toronto
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tor
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Tor
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tor
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tor
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Toronto
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tor
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Toronto
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tor
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Tor
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Tor
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tor
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Tor
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Tor
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Toronto
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tor
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Tor
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tor
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Tor
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Toronto
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tor
Pre

Summer dress

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

Tor
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Toronto
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth