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Price Comparison Infographic

22 October 2013

Why is Everything So Expensive?

In the 1940’s, South Africans could buy two Chappies bubblegums for 1c. Those days are long gone and today, we are spending more than ever at the shops. 

In fact, prices for the basket of goods we show in the following infographic have risen by 63% in the last five years alone. The biggest contributors to price escalation, of course, are inflation and the impact of the exchange rate on imports. 

Scroll through the infographic to discover how our food prices compare to those of other countries, and what the buying power of US$100 is here and overseas. To make your rand go further in these tough economic times, follow the eight simple tips we share with you on how to save money.