South Africa is 30.9% more expensive than Thailand.

If you lived in South Africa instead of Thailand, you would:

pay 2.4 times more for restaurants

 
Thailand
South Africa
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $1.81
฿64.93
$9.05
R151.18
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.71
฿205.36
$4.11
R68.65
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.64
฿23.01
$0.98
R16.43

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pay 0.5% more for groceries

 
Thailand
South Africa
Bread
1 loaf
$1.34
฿48.22
$0.90
R14.95
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.53
฿270.71
$3.54
R59.13
Milk (1 gallon) $6.27
฿225.43
$3.87
R64.55

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pay 15.7% more for transportation

 
Thailand
South Africa
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.64
฿166.86
$4.97
R83.00
Monthly public transit pass $23.16
฿832.34
$39.98
R667.48
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $33,407.71
฿1,200,658.11
$20,578.10
R343,594.78

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pay 2.1 times more for housing

 
Thailand
South Africa
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$19.03
฿683.94
$53.70
R896.71
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $289.36
฿10,399.31
$402.09
R6,713.69
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $182.40
฿6,555.43
$376.67
R6,289.29

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pay 57.6% less for childcare

 
Thailand
South Africa
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $382.69
฿13,753.65
$179.96
R3,004.88
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $10,907.98
฿392,028.01
$4,120.32
R68,797.42

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pay 4.4% less for entertainment and sports

 
Thailand
South Africa
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.92
฿68.88
$1.83
R30.63
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.72
฿61.67
$1.81
R30.21
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.52
฿126.37
$2.88
R48.13

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pay 13.2% more for clothing

 
Thailand
South Africa
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$46.03
฿1,654.36
$47.60
R794.77
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$28.05
฿1,007.97
$32.21
R537.85
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$78.52
฿2,822.09
$90.15
R1,505.19

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