Cost of Living in Johannesburg

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 R
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 R
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 55.00 R
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 29.38 R
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.93 R
Cappuccino (regular) 25.19 R
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 12.78 R
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.84 R


Milk (regular), (1 liter) 14.60 R
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 12.90 R
Rice (white), (1kg) 20.93 R
Eggs (regular) (12) 25.11 R
Local Cheese (1kg) 93.41 R
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 69.82 R
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 87.33 R
Apples (1kg) 19.71 R
Banana (1kg) 17.36 R
Oranges (1kg) 21.90 R
Tomato (1kg) 16.81 R
Potato (1kg) 15.62 R
Onion (1kg) 16.43 R
Lettuce (1 head) 14.12 R
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.64 R
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 R
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.91 R
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 40.00 R


One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 R
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500.00 R
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 10.00 R
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 R
Gasoline (1 liter) 13.64 R
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 275,000.00 R
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 276,436.79 R

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 1,143.53 R
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.66 R
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 867.48 R

Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 449.17 R
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 115.36 R
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 75.00 R


Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,321.84 R
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 77,385.44 R

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 715.71 R
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 450.80 R
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,078.32 R
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,045.81 R

Rent Per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,128.54 R
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,592.80 R
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,314.81 R
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,614.29 R

Buy Apartment Price

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 13,668.47 R
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,013.00 R

Salaries And Financing

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,140.44 R
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.65