Netflix is 15% more expensive in SA compared to the US

2018-11-27 15:58
Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images
Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images

Local Netflix subscribers are paying more than American customers, according to a new report by Comparitech.

Although the online streaming service switched its billing from dollars to rands for SA subscribers, we’re still paying 15% more on the catalogue compared to other countries.

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The Which Countries Pay the Most and Least for Netflix? report found we are paying R99 ($7,14) with access to 2 792 movies and 1 499 TV shows.

American subscribers who have access to 5 839 titles on Netflix are currently paying R110,71 ($7,99) – this means we have 15% less TV shows and 32% fewer movie options available on the catalogue but are still roughly paying a monthly rate similar to the US.

Although local subscribers are paying a bit more, according to the report the cheapest place to watch Netflix is in Canada– if cost per title is considered.

Currently Canadian customers are paying R0,17 ($0,00124) per title compared to American Netflix users who are paying roughly $0,00137 (R0,019) per title, which is 10% more.

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