Algeria vs South Africa - Cost of Living Comparison

Algeria South Africa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$391
$852
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$933
$1977
🏠 One person rent
$166
$440
🏘️ Family rent
$279
$760
🍽️ Food expenses
$156
$236
🚐 Transport expenses
$24.6
$101
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$240
$1397
💸 GDP per capita
$3307
$5656
😃 Human freedom index
5.26
7.3
❤️ Life expectancy
77.1
64.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
33
44
🌐 English speaking %
7%
31%
🎓 Higher education
42
83
😀 Quality of life
45
50
🏙️ Population
43.9M
59.6M

The average cost of living in Algeria ($391) is 54% less expensive than in South Africa ($852). Algeria ranked 194th vs 90th 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 Algeria compared to 1.6 months in South Africa. Ranked 114th and 89th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Algeria vs South Africa

We calculate prices for Algeria and South Africa as a population-weighted mean of 30 and 36 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Algeria South Africa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.12
$6.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.5
$28.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.18
$3.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.7
 Cappuccino
$0.64
$1.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$151
$393
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$96.1
$313
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$298
$686
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$184
$596
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.5
$64.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.1
$98.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.2
$46.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.41%
8.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1085
$939
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$702
$803
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.18
$1.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.63
$45.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.93
$9.66
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.28
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.17
$0.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.19
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.4
$6.83
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$4.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.58
$6.88
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$1.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$1.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.15
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.85
$5.32
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
$1.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.08
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.86
$3.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.92
$3.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.07
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.3
$1.07
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.6
$26.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.45
$5.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
$27.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.19
$5.55
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.4
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.9
$83
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$61.8
$180
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1879
$4468

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Cities Comparison in Algeria vs South Africa

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Algeria

City Cost of living Population
Algiers
$451
3.42M
Batna
$371
2M
Oran
$425
852K
Constantine
$431
448K
Blida
$389
332K
Djelfa
$305
266K
Setif
$302
288K
Annaba
$443
257K
Chlef
$516
155K
Sidi Bel Abbes
$283
213K
Skikda
$272
163K
Tlemcen
$380
174K
Bejaia
$332
176K
Tiaret
$312
179K
Biskra
$343
205K
M'Sila
$282
133K
Tebessa
$387
194K
Bordj Bou Arreridj
$385
168K
El Oued
$293
135K
El Eulma
$349
155K
Mostaganem
$350
146K
Tizi Ouzou
$304
135K
Souk Ahras
$337
155K
Ouargla
$348
133K
Relizane
$270
130K
Laghouat
$342
134K
Saida
$324
128K
Medea
$338
138K
Jijel
$351
132K
Bechar
$389
166K

In South Africa

City Cost of living Population
Johannesburg
$935
4.43M
Soweto
$897
1.27M
Pretoria
$835
742K
Rustenburg
$881
550K
Pietermaritzburg
$685
619K
Durban
$827
595K
Randburg
$776
337K
Cape Town
$904
434K
Sandton
$907
222K
Port Elizabeth
$905
312K
Centurion
$734
237K
Bloemfontein
$696
256K
East London
$800
267K
Kimberley
$785
225K
Benoni
$821
159K
Kroonstad
$770
169K
Klerksdorp
$629
187K
Paarl
$883
112K
Springs
$766
122K
Uitenhage
$579
104K
George
$689
157K
Mthatha
$760
96.1K
Vereeniging
$728
99K
Middelburg
$822
87.3K
Upington
$815
121K
Potchefstroom
$639
149K
Komani
$761
68.9K
Makhanda
$766
67.3K
Welkom
$708
64.1K
Bethal
$760
60.8K