Mother City vs Jozi: Which city cost more to live in?

Mother City vs Jozi: Which city cost more to live in?

Major city's across the world have different costs of living. The same applies for cities within South Africa.

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Briefly.co.za takes a look at the cost of living between Johannesburg and Cape Town with the help of thesouthafrican.com.

Cape Town vs Johannesburg

Property in Cape Town has skyrocketed and shot well beyond its rival city, Johannesburg. Rentals in Cape Town are 45% higher than Joburg.

In the city centre the property price is 141% higher than if you bought something in the centre of Johannesburg.

Groceries are 3.25% more expensive in Johannesburg that in Cape Town and if you want to wine and dine you SO it will cost you 9% more than in the Mother City.

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However, in Cape Town the cost of buses, fuel and taxis are hire than Jozi.

Average monthly salary:

Cape Town: R16,076

Johannesburg: R21,994

In Jozi wages are 27% higher.

Buying a flat:

Cape Town: R34,137 per square metre

Johannesburg: R14,130 per square metre

Property rental:

Cape Town: R10,786 (one bedroom) – R22,228 (three bedrooms)

Johannesburg: R6,734 (one bedroom) – R14,240 (three bedrooms)

Monthly Utilities:

Cape Town: R819

Johannesburg: R1,273

35% cheaper in Cape Town.

One litre of petrol:

Cape Town: R13.48

Johannesburg: R13.85

2.69% cheaper in Cape Town.

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Three-course meal for two at a standard restaurant:

Cape Town: R455

Johannesburg: R500

9% cheaper in Cape Town.

Getting a Beer:

Cape Town: R30 (domestic draught, 0.5 litre) – R40 (imported bottle, 0.33 litre)

Johannesburg: R28 (domestic draught, 0.5 litre) – R35 (imported bottle, 0.33 litre)

7-14% cheaper in Johannesburg.

A litre of milk:

Cape Town: R12.58

Johannesburg: R14.56

13% cheaper in Cape Town.

Monthly cost of pre-school care:

Cape Town: R2,851

Johannesburg: R3,294

13% cheaper in Cape Town.

A pair of mid-range jeans:

Cape Town: R715

Johannesburg: R743

3% cheaper in Cape Town.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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