Cost of Living Comparison

PEN
COMPARED TO
ZAR

South Africa is 43.2% more expensive than Peru.

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

pay 91.0% more for restaurants

  Peru help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.59
PEN8.38
$9.30
R122.86
+259.7%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.99
PEN16.17
$4.56
R60.31
-8.5%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.77
PEN2.49
$1.03
R13.65
+34.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.45
PEN1.45
$0.80
R10.55
+78.4%
Average +91.0%

Peru vs. South Africa - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 51.8% more for groceries

  Peru help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.34
PEN4.35
$0.98
R12.94
-27.0%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.47
PEN8.02
$3.71
R48.98
+49.8%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.75
PEN15.41
$4.22
R55.81
-11.1%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.36
PEN4.42
$2.09
R27.65
+53.4%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.47
PEN4.77
$2.47
R32.60
+67.7%
Apples (1 lb) $0.55
PEN1.78
$0.76
R9.99
+37.4%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.36
PEN1.15
$0.68
R8.95
+90.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.44
PEN1.44
$0.74
R9.82
+67.9%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.38
PEN1.22
$0.68
R8.99
+80.6%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.28
PEN0.92
$0.53
R6.94
+85.9%
Onions (1 lb) $0.30
PEN0.99
$0.53
R7.03
+75.2%
Average +51.8%

Peru vs. South Africa - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 34.9% more for transportation

  Peru help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.67
PEN11.90
$4.34
R57.40
+18.4%
Monthly public transit pass $20.38
PEN66.08
$44.53
R588.36
+118.5%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $15,521.84
PEN50,329.58
$20,553.81
R271,548.69
+32.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $11.76
PEN38.12
$8.27
R109.32
-29.6%
Average +34.9%

Peru vs. South Africa - Cost of transportation
home

pay 65.0% more for housing

  Peru help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$34.41
PEN111.57
$66.03
R872.36
+91.9%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $381.75
PEN1,237.83
$465.23
R6,146.40
+21.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $229.61
PEN744.52
$389.59
R5,147.15
+69.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$46.92
PEN152.14
$82.93
R1,095.64
+76.7%
Average +65.0%

Peru vs. South Africa - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 19.3% more for childcare

  Peru help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $141.05
PEN457.34
$210.33
R2,778.79
+49.1%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $4,640.75
PEN15,047.63
$4,155.26
R54,897.68
-10.5%
Average +19.3%

Peru vs. South Africa - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 11.5% more for entertainment and sports

  Peru help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.63
PEN5.27
$2.11
R27.89
+29.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.15
PEN6.96
$2.03
R26.79
-5.6%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.26
PEN10.58
$3.11
R41.08
-4.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $35.69
PEN115.73
$35.66
R471.08
-0.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $4.74
PEN15.36
$6.54
R86.36
+38.0%
Average +11.5%

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

pay 28.9% more for clothing

  Peru help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$38.77
PEN125.70
$51.96
R686.49
+34.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$27.79
PEN90.10
$34.51
R455.92
+24.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$67.16
PEN217.77
$90.37
R1,193.97
+34.6%
Men's business shoes (leather) $66.03
PEN214.10
$80.93
R1,069.18
+22.6%
Average +28.9%

Peru vs. South Africa - Cost of clothing
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