Antananarivo vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

Antananarivo Soweto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$625
$860
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1760
$1546
🏠 One person rent
$261
$509
🏘️ Family rent
$650
$521
🍽️ Food expenses
$215
$202
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.3
$98.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$146
$1274
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
29 km
🎓 Higher education
13
63
😀 Quality of life
40
45
🏙️ Population
1.28M
1.27M

The cost of living in Antananarivo is 27% less expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 7428th and 6020th ($625 vs $860) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 6th 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 1.5 months in Soweto. Antananarivo ranked 1st best city to live in Madagascar vs Soweto ranked 9th in South Africa, while ranked 7095th and 6605th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Antananarivo vs Soweto

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Antananarivo Soweto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.21
$4.74
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.1
$21.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.43
$3.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.16
$1.28
 Cappuccino
$1.17
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.93
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$565
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$122
$384
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$922
$500
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$457
$380
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.6
$54.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.7
$83.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$59
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.57%
9.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$942
$1023
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$499
$864
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.14
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$2.73
$16.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14
$15.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.09
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$2.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.71
$7.04
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.53
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$5.69
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.57
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.79
$1.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.96
$8.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.36
$2.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.99
$3.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.6
$2.56
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.54
$1.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$0.52
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$53.9
$13.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.86
$4.06
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.2
$21.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.46
$3.11
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.4
$39.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$104
$46
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$204
$85.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5139
$2771

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$378
217 km or 135 mi Toamasina
$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
19 km or 12 mi Johannesburg
$905
24 km or 15 mi Randburg
$732
26 km or 16 mi Sandton
$896
46 km or 28 mi Vereeniging
$726
46 km or 29 mi Benoni
$808
48 km or 30 mi Vanderbijlpark
$814
56 km or 34 mi Centurion
$778
58 km or 36 mi Springs
$747
66 km or 41 mi Pretoria
$792
73 km or 45 mi Brits
$748
91 km or 56 mi Potchefstroom
$644
92 km or 57 mi Rustenburg
$1073
137 km or 85 mi Klerksdorp
$596
159 km or 99 mi Bethal
$751
166 km or 103 mi Kroonstad
$757
170 km or 106 mi Middelburg
$908
222 km or 138 mi Welkom
$696
228 km or 142 mi Mmabatho
$748
249 km or 155 mi Lobatse
$613
266 km or 165 mi Gaborone
$720
282 km or 175 mi Butha-Buthe
$594
290 km or 180 mi Kanye
$667
315 km or 196 mi Molepolole
$605
321 km or 199 mi Teyateyaneng
$597
329 km or 204 mi Mbabane
$675
335 km or 208 mi Vryheid
$811
341 km or 212 mi Maseru
$619
350 km or 217 mi Manzini
$480
354 km or 220 mi Bloemfontein
$665
367 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$546
399 km or 248 mi Mafeteng
$595
412 km or 256 mi Kimberley
$773
420 km or 261 mi Palapye
$532
446 km or 277 mi Pietermaritzburg
$656
447 km or 278 mi Serowe
$541
461 km or 286 mi Matola
$1043
472 km or 293 mi Maputo
$1066
506 km or 314 mi Durban
$796
567 km or 353 mi Francistown
$536
595 km or 370 mi Xai-Xai
$1103