Cost of Living Comparison

JPY
COMPARED TO
ZAR

Japan is 72.8% more expensive than South Africa.

If you lived in South Africa instead of Japan, you would:
local_dining

pay 2.7% less for restaurants

  Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.46
¥845
$9.31
R123.04
+24.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.20
¥702
$4.34
R57.31
-30.0%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.17
¥132
$0.94
R12.38
-19.6%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.94
¥107
$0.76
R10.03
-19.6%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 53.0% less for groceries

  Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.73
¥196
$0.98
R13.01
-43.1%
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.69
¥871
$3.63
R48.02
-52.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.39
¥724
$4.08
R53.95
-36.1%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.99
¥225
$1.98
R26.11
-0.7%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.24
¥366
$2.37
R31.29
-26.8%
Apples (1 lb) $2.64
¥299
$0.73
R9.69
-72.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.27
¥144
$0.63
R8.34
-50.3%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.11
¥238
$0.77
R10.17
-63.5%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.72
¥308
$0.64
R8.48
-76.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.73
¥196
$0.64
R8.46
-63.0%
Onions (1 lb) $1.30
¥147
$0.58
R7.65
-55.5%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 1.4% less for transportation

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Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.40
¥499
$4.06
R53.67
-7.7%
Monthly public transit pass $95.07
¥10,766
$50.80
R671.18
-46.6%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,294.37
¥2,411,609
$21,054.52
R278,163.94
-1.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $30.99
¥3,510
$7.70
R101.67
-75.2%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of transportation
home

pay 35.4% less for housing

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Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$39.96
¥4,525
$65.85
R869.92
+64.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $738.58
¥83,645
$416.91
R5,508.03
-43.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $471.42
¥53,389
$349.79
R4,621.22
-25.8%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$140.33
¥15,892
$66.06
R872.70
-52.9%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 81.6% less for childcare

  Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $359.94
¥40,764
$176.35
R2,329.85
-51.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $22,282.03
¥2,523,463
$3,992.68
R52,749.66
-82.1%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 52.4% less for entertainment and sports

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Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $3.54
¥401
$1.96
R25.87
-44.7%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.44
¥390
$1.91
R25.22
-44.5%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.23
¥479
$3.11
R41.09
-26.4%
Monthly membership at local gym $78.95
¥8,941
$37.91
R500.88
-52.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $15.91
¥1,802
$5.60
R73.93
-64.8%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 9.4% more for clothing

  Japan help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$62.15
¥7,039
$54.27
R716.99
-12.7%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.54
¥3,798
$36.33
R479.98
+8.3%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$68.77
¥7,788
$89.56
R1,183.20
+30.2%
Men's business shoes (leather) $81.30
¥9,207
$88.74
R1,172.42
+9.2%

Japan vs. South Africa - Cost of clothing
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Page last updated: December 2018
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