Cost of living in Johannesburg (South Africa) is 12% cheaper than in Akron, Ohio (United States)
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 2,878 prices entered by 247 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require $3,100 in Akron, Ohio you would need to make just about $2,738 (R 39,400) in Johannesburg.