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San Francisco vs Johannesburg
Sfo vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Sfo
Outside city centre
Jnb
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Sfo
Outside city centre
Jnb
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Sfo
Outside city centre
Jnb
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth