Austria vs South Africa - Cost of Living Comparison

AustriaSouth Africa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1617
$974
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3953
$2125
🏠 One person rent
$827
$519
🏘️ Family rent
$1508
$784
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$263
🚐 Transport Expenses
$130
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2603
$1384
💸 GDP per capita
$48105
$5091
😃 Human freedom index
8.45
6.88
❤️ Life expectancy
81.8
64.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
76
44
🏙️ Population
8.81M
59.6M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1617) is 66% more expensive than in South Africa ($974). Austria ranked 22nd 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 1.6 months in Austria compared to 1.4 months in South Africa. Ranked 13th and 67th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Austria vs South Africa

AustriaSouth Africa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.2
$7.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.2
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.37
$4.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.47
$2.11
☕ Cappuccino
$3.9
$1.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.08
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$823
$518
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$368
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1601
$765
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1193
$593
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$67.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$199
$104
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.7
$52.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.07%
9.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7540
$938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4893
$770
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.8
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.3
$52.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.2
$10.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.12
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.62
$2.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.3
$7.98
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$5.47
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.4
$8.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.42
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.86
$6.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$1.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.6
$3.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.4
$5.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.35
$3.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.7
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$5.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$116
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.3
$6.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$98.5
$52.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.8
$86.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$333
$183
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13109
$4806

Cities Comparison in Austria vs South Africa

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

CityCost of livingPopulation
Vienna
$1721
1.91M
Graz
$1394
289K
Linz
$1561
205K
Salzburg
$1543
155K
Innsbruck
$1575
132K
Klagenfurt
$1381
101K
Dornbirn
$1607
48.1K
Villach
$1429
61.9K
Sankt Polten
$1492
55.5K
Wels
$1360
61.2K
Bregenz
$1571
29.8K
Wiener Neustadt
$1844
44.5K
Feldkirch
$1381
33.4K
Baden bei Wien
$1802
26.3K
Leoben
$1359
24.6K
Leonding
$1462
28.7K
Steyr
$1379
38.3K
Klosterneuburg
$1513
27.1K
Wolfsberg
$1542
25K
Traun
$1463
24.5K
Krems an der Donau
$1491
24.6K
Amstetten
$1431
23.7K
Lustenau
$1495
22.8K
Kapfenberg
$1418
22.8K
Modling
$1449
20.6K
Hallein
$1440
21.2K

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