Algeria vs South Africa - Cost of Living Comparison

AlgeriaSouth Africa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$431
$974
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1008
$2125
🏠 One person rent
$190
$519
🏘️ Family rent
$308
$784
🍽️ Food Expenses
$164
$263
🚐 Transport Expenses
$24.7
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$253
$1384
💸 GDP per capita
$3310
$5091
😃 Human freedom index
5.32
6.88
❤️ Life expectancy
76.9
64.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
44
🏙️ Population
41.3M
59.6M

The average cost of living in Algeria ($431) is 56% less expensive than in South Africa ($974). Algeria ranked 191st 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 Algeria compared to 1.4 months in South Africa. Ranked 100th and 67th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Algeria vs South Africa

AlgeriaSouth Africa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.66
$7.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.2
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.41
$4.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$2.11
☕ Cappuccino
$0.65
$1.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.48
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$159
$518
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$105
$368
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$307
$765
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$200
$593
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.2
$67.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$38.7
$104
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.4
$52.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.81%
9.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1371
$938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$747
$770
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.5
$52.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.31
$10.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.29
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.2
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.05
$2.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.1
$7.98
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.71
$5.47
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$8.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$1.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$1.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.4
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.15
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.05
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.64
$6.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.2
$3.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.81
$5.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$3.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.4
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.28
$5.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.2
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.61
$6.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.7
$52.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$67.9
$86.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.3
$183
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2100
$4806

Cities Comparison in Algeria vs South Africa

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Algeria

CityCost of livingPopulation
Algiers
$500
3.42M
Oran
$452
852K
Constantine
$431
448K
Blida
$446
332K
Djelfa
$390
266K
Batna
$383
291K
Annaba
$442
257K
Setif
$295
288K
Chlef
$573
155K
Tlemcen
$400
174K
Tiaret
$324
179K
Bejaia
$410
176K
Biskra
$372
205K
El Oued
$278
135K
Tebessa
$369
194K
Bordj Bou Arreridj
$401
168K
Skikda
$372
163K
El Eulma
$378
155K
Mostaganem
$384
146K
Souk Ahras
$364
155K
Bechar
$452
166K
Laghouat
$366
134K
M'Sila
$292
133K
Ouargla
$377
133K
Relizane
$308
130K
Saida
$379
128K
Sidi Bel Abbes
$389
213K
Jijel
$322
132K
Medea
$320
138K
Tizi Ouzou
$304
135K

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