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Rio De Janeiro vs Johannesburg
Rio vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Rio de Janeiro

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Rio
Outside city centre
Jnb
Rio

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Rio
Outside city centre
Jnb
Rio

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Rio
Outside city centre
Jnb
Rio

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Rio de Janeiro
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Rio de Janeiro

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Rio

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Rio

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Rio

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Rio

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Rio de Janeiro

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Rio
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Jnb
Rio
White bread 500g
Jnb
Rio
Eggs 12
Jnb
Rio
White rice 1kg
Jnb
Rio

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Rio de Janeiro

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Jnb
Rio
Beef round 1kg
Jnb
Rio
Local cheese 1kg
Jnb
Rio

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Rio
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Rio
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Rio

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Rio
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Rio
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Rio

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Rio de Janeiro
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Rio de Janeiro

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Rio $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Rio $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Rio $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Rio
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Rio

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Rio
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Rio

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Rio de Janeiro

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Rio

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Rio

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Jnb
Rio
1 pair men's leather shoes
Jnb
Rio

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Rio de Janeiro
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Rio $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Rio $4,070.74/mth