Antananarivo vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Antananarivo Johannesburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$625
$905
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1760
$2230
🏠 One person rent
$261
$414
🏘️ Family rent
$650
$783
🍽️ Food expenses
$215
$254
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.3
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$146
$1513
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
13
73
😀 Quality of life
40
64
🏙️ Population
1.28M
4.43M

The cost of living in Antananarivo is 31% less expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 7428th and 5884th ($625 vs $905) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Madagascar and South Africa, respectively. Check Madagascar vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Antananarivo compared to 1.7 months in Johannesburg. Antananarivo ranked 1st best city to live in Madagascar vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 7095th and 4569th among best cities to live in the world.

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Antananarivo Johannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.21
$7.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.1
$32.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.43
$4.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.16
$1.98
 Cappuccino
$1.17
$1.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.93
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$346
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$122
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$922
$700
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$457
$635
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.6
$59.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.7
$90.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$59
$44.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.57%
9.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$942
$776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$499
$681
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.14
$1.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$2.73
$51.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14
$9.32
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
$1.36
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.09
$0.9
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$2.21
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.71
$7.32
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.53
$4.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$7.55
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.79
$1.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.96
$4.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$1.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.36
$2.72
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.99
$4.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.6
$3.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.54
$1.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$53.9
$26.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.86
$6.32
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.2
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.46
$6.46
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.4
$46.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$104
$89.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$204
$237
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5139
$4658

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$378
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$502
633 km or 393 mi Toliara
$482
727 km or 452 mi Mamoudzou
$1507
809 km or 503 mi Domoni
$509
842 km or 523 mi Le Port
$1222
842 km or 523 mi Saint-Paul
$1220
846 km or 526 mi La Possession
$1214
848 km or 527 mi Saint-Leu
$1261
856 km or 532 mi Saint-Denis
$1355
872 km or 542 mi Saint-Pierre
$1232
873 km or 542 mi Sainte-Suzanne
$1265
874 km or 543 mi Le Tampon
$1222
879 km or 546 mi Saint-Andre
$1262
884 km or 549 mi Nacala
$1030
887 km or 551 mi Saint-Benoit
$1312
888 km or 552 mi Saint-Joseph
$1253
925 km or 575 mi Moroni
$510
975 km or 606 mi Nampula
$1042
998 km or 620 mi Pemba
$1170
1047 km or 650 mi Bambous
$683
1052 km or 654 mi Quatre Bornes
$647
1054 km or 655 mi Port Louis
$775
1058 km or 657 mi Curepipe
$590
1058 km or 658 mi Triolet
$636
1068 km or 664 mi Goodlands
$657
1077 km or 669 mi Centre de Flacq
$711
1078 km or 670 mi Mahebourg
$702
1128 km or 701 mi Quelimane
$1023
1315 km or 817 mi Mulanje
$593
1333 km or 828 mi Beira
$985
1353 km or 841 mi Zomba
$594
1373 km or 853 mi Blantyre
$520
1396 km or 868 mi Mangochi
$587
1441 km or 896 mi Ntcheu
$585
1448 km or 900 mi Monkey Bay
$594
1479 km or 919 mi Chimoio
$1032
1509 km or 937 mi Tete
$995
1561 km or 970 mi Mutare
$801
1564 km or 972 mi Lilongwe
$680

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Sandton
$896
13 km or 8 mi Randburg
$732
19 km or 12 mi Soweto
$860
28 km or 17 mi Benoni
$808
40 km or 25 mi Springs
$747
41 km or 25 mi Centurion
$778
53 km or 33 mi Pretoria
$792
53 km or 33 mi Vereeniging
$726
59 km or 36 mi Vanderbijlpark
$814
71 km or 44 mi Brits
$748
101 km or 62 mi Rustenburg
$1073
109 km or 68 mi Potchefstroom
$644
143 km or 89 mi Bethal
$751
152 km or 94 mi Middelburg
$908
155 km or 97 mi Klerksdorp
$596
179 km or 111 mi Kroonstad
$757
237 km or 147 mi Welkom
$696
244 km or 152 mi Mmabatho
$748
262 km or 163 mi Lobatse
$613
275 km or 171 mi Gaborone
$720
287 km or 179 mi Butha-Buthe
$594
302 km or 188 mi Kanye
$667
311 km or 193 mi Mbabane
$675
323 km or 201 mi Vryheid
$811
325 km or 202 mi Molepolole
$605
329 km or 204 mi Teyateyaneng
$597
333 km or 207 mi Manzini
$480
350 km or 217 mi Maseru
$619
366 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$546
369 km or 229 mi Bloemfontein
$665
409 km or 254 mi Mafeteng
$595
417 km or 259 mi Palapye
$532
429 km or 267 mi Kimberley
$773
442 km or 275 mi Pietermaritzburg
$656
443 km or 275 mi Matola
$1043
446 km or 277 mi Serowe
$541
454 km or 282 mi Maputo
$1066
501 km or 311 mi Durban
$796
562 km or 349 mi Francistown
$536
577 km or 358 mi Xai-Xai
$1103