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Sydney vs Pretoria
Syd vs Pre

Average net salary (After tax)

Pretoria
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Syd
Outside city centre
Pre
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Syd
Outside city centre
Pre
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Pre
Syd
Outside city centre
Pre
Syd

Mortgage rates

Pretoria
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Pretoria
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Pre
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Pre
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Pre
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Pre
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Pretoria
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Pre
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Pretoria
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Pretoria
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Pretoria are 17.14% higher than in Sydney

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Pretoria
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Pre
Syd

Summer dress

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

Pre
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Pretoria
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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