Buying a Zara or H&M dress in Joburg is much pricier than in other world cities - but the beer is cheap, new report shows
- Deutsche Bank has released its annual "Mapping the world's prices" report, highlighting the cost of living in 50 global cities.
- We mapped the average price for 15 different goods and services in various cities based on the report, from rent for a two-bedroom apartment to a monthly gym membership.
- In most categories, Johannesburg and Cape Town are among the least expensive.
- The cities score especially well when it comes to the price of beer. However, according to the study, Johannesburg is the second most expensive world city when it comes to buying a summer dress from Zara, H&M, or a similar store.
There's nothing like Deutsche Bank's annual "Mapping the world's prices" report, released every May, to highlight the differences in the cost of living in 50 major cities across the globe.
From the price of an iPhone 8 to a monthly gym membership, we mapped the average prices of 15 different goods and services in various cities based on the report's findings.
Below, check out the cost to buy 15 things, from a summer dress to a car, in cities around the world.
Monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment:
The most expensive city to rent a two-bedroom apartment is Hong Kong.
A mid-sized car price ranges:
Singapore is the most expensive place to buy a car, while New Delhi is the cheapest.
The cost of a weekend getaway in cities around the world:
A weekend getaway to Copenhagen is the most expensive.
A monthly gym membership:
A monthly gym membership in Tokyo is the most expensive.
A pair of Nike or Adidas sneakers:
A pair of sneakers is the priciest in Norway.
Basic dinner for two at a pub:
Dinner for two is the most expensive in Switzerland.
A monthly public transportation ticket:
London has the most expensive monthly transit ticket and Mumbai has the cheapest.
A men's standard haircut:
A men's standard haircut is most expensive in Zurich.
A pair of Levi's jeans:
Oslo charges the most for a pair of Levi's jeans.
A summer dress from Zara, H&M, or a similar store:
Dubai is the most expensive place to buy a dress, followed by Johannesburg.
An iPhone 8:
An iPhone 8 is the priciest in Brazil and cheapest in the US.
A pack of Marlboro cigarettes:
Marlboro cigarettes are most expensive in Melbourne.
A movie ticket costs:
Zurich is the most expensive place for a movie ticket.
A 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola:
A 2-liter of Coca-Cola is most expensive in Oslo and cheapest in Istanbul.
A pint of beer:
A pint of beer is the most expensive in Dubai and cheapest in Manila, with South African cities among the least expensive.
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