Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil vs Johannesburg, South Africa

TOTAL - 26%
These prices were last updated on May 15, 2021. Exchange rate: 2.681 ZAR / BRL
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 2,309 prices entered by 242 different people.

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Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is 26% cheaper than in Johannesburg (South Africa)

For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require R 39,000 in Johannesburg you would need to make just about R 29,054 (R$ 10,837) in Rio de Janeiro.

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