Cost of Living Comparison

JPY
COMPARED TO
ZAR

Japan is 42% more expensive than South Africa.

In South Africa compared to Japan, you:

pay 2.7% less for restaurants

Cost Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.46
(¥845)
$9.31
(R 123.04)
+24.8%
Fast food combo meal
(McDonalds, or similar)
$6.20
(¥702)
$4.34
(R 57.31)
-30.0%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.17
(¥132)
$0.94
(R 12.38)
-19.6%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.94
(¥107)
$0.76
(R 10.03)
-19.6%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of restaurants

pay 53% less for groceries

Cost Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Bread
(1 loaf)
$1.73
(¥196)
$0.98
(R 13.01)
-43.1%
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.69
(¥871)
$3.63
(R 48.02)
-52.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.39
(¥724)
$4.08
(R 53.95)
-36.1%
Eggs
(1 dozen)
$1.99
(¥225)
$1.98
(R 26.11)
-0.7%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.24
(¥366)
$2.37
(R 31.29)
-26.8%
Apples (1 lb) $2.64
(¥299)
$0.73
(R 9.69)
-72.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.27
(¥144)
$0.63
(R 8.34)
-50.3%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.11
(¥238)
$0.77
(R 10.17)
-63.5%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.72
(¥308)
$0.64
(R 8.48)
-76.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.73
(¥196)
$0.64
(R 8.46)
-63.0%
Onions (1 lb) $1.30
(¥147)
$0.58
(R 7.65)
-55.5%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of groceries

pay 1.4% less for transportation

Cost Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.40
(¥499)
$4.06
(R 53.67)
-7.7%
Monthly public transit pass $95.07
(¥10,766)
$50.80
(R 671.18)
-46.6%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,294.37
(¥2,411,609)
$21,054.52
(R 278,163.94)
-1.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $30.99
(¥3,510)
$7.70
(R 101.67)
-75.2%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of transportation

pay 35.4% less for housing

Cost Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Internet connection
(50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl)
$39.96
(¥4,525)
$65.85
(R 869.92)
+64.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $738.58
(¥83,645)
$416.91
(R 5,508.03)
-43.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $471.42
(¥53,389)
$349.79
(R 4,621.22)
-25.8%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
(including electric, gas, water, heating)
$140.33
(¥15,892)
$66.06
(R 872.70)
-52.9%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of housing

pay 81.6% less for childcare

Cost Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $359.94
(¥40,763)
$176.35
(R 2,329.85)
-51.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $22,282.03
(¥2,523,463)
$3,992.68
(R 52,749.66)
-82.1%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of childcare

pay 52.4% less for entertainment and sports

Cost Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $3.54
(¥401)
$1.96
(R 25.87)
-44.7%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.44
(¥390)
$1.91
(R 25.22)
-44.5%
Pack of cigarettes
(Marlboro or similar)
$4.23
(¥479)
$3.11
(R 41.09)
-26.4%
Monthly membership at local gym $78.95
(¥8,941)
$37.91
(R 500.88)
-52.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $15.91
(¥1,802)
$5.60
(R 73.93)
-64.8%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of entertainment and sports

pay 9.4% more for clothing

Cost Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Regular jeans
(Levi's brand)
$62.15
(¥7,039)
$54.27
(R 716.99)
-12.7%
Regular dress
(from H&M or similar store)
$33.54
(¥3,798)
$36.33
(R 479.98)
+8.3%
Running shoes
(Nike or Adidas)
$68.77
(¥7,788)
$89.56
(R 1,183.20)
+30.2%
Men's business shoes (leather) $81.30
(¥9,207)
$88.74
(R 1,172.42)
+9.2%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of clothing

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