Afghanistan vs South Africa - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanSouth Africa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$974
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$2125
🏠 One person rent
$152
$519
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$784
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$263
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$1384
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$5091
😃 Human freedom index
4
6.88
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
64.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
44
🏙️ Population
37.5M
59.6M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 64% less expensive than in South Africa ($974). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 70th for South Africa in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.4 months in South Africa. Ranked 191st and 67th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs South Africa

AfghanistanSouth Africa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$7.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$4.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$2.11
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$1.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$518
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$368
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$765
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$593
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$67.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$104
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$52.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
9.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$770
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$52.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$10.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$2.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$7.98
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$5.47
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$8.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$6.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$3.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$5.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$3.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$1.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$5.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$6.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$52.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$86.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$183
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$4806

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs South Africa

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In South Africa

CityCost of livingPopulation
Johannesburg
$1068
4.43M
Soweto
$1147
1.27M
Pretoria
$942
742K
Rustenburg
$1184
550K
Pietermaritzburg
$744
619K
Durban
$913
595K
Cape Town
$1025
434K
Randburg
$811
337K
Welkom
$753
432K
Sandton
$922
222K
Centurion
$894
237K
Bloemfontein
$714
256K
Kimberley
$955
225K
East London
$962
267K
Port Elizabeth
$767
312K
Klerksdorp
$900
187K
Kroonstad
$977
169K
George
$698
157K
Benoni
$798
159K
Uitenhage
$588
104K
Springs
$863
122K
Paarl
$1021
112K
Vereeniging
$823
99K
Upington
$874
121K
Mthatha
$875
96.1K
Middelburg
$1017
87.3K
Worcester
$563
97.1K
Komani
$1599
68.9K
Makhanda
$892
67.3K
Potchefstroom
$688
149K