Cost of living in South Africa in 2019

Cost of living in South Africa

Prices were updated: May 2018

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Food prices$ZAR
A loaf of bread (400 g) 1.02$ 14.51 ZAR
Milk (1 l) 1.14$ 16.22 ZAR
Eggs (12) 2.12$ 30.16 ZAR
Local cheese (1 kg) 7.42$ 105.55 ZAR
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 5.23$ 74.40 ZAR
White rice (1 kg) 1.61$ 22.90 ZAR
Onion (1 kg) 1.26$ 17.92 ZAR
Salad (1 kg) 1.13$ 16.07 ZAR
Potato (1 kg) 1.35$ 19.20 ZAR
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.42$ 20.20 ZAR
Mango (kg) 0.74$ 10.53 ZAR
Avocado (kg) 0.64$ 9.10 ZAR
Kiwi (kg) 0.36$ 5.12 ZAR
Bananas (kg) 1.42$ 20.20 ZAR
Apples (kg) 1.67$ 23.76 ZAR
Orange (1 kg) 1.64$ 23.33 ZAR
Beef (1 kg) 7.04$ 100.14 ZAR
Pork (1 kg) 6.69$ 95.17 ZAR
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.24$ 17.64 ZAR
Restaurants$ZAR
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 9.06$ 128.88 ZAR
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 18.60$ 264.59 ZAR
Cappuccino (regular) 1.99$ 28.31 ZAR
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.01$ 14.37 ZAR
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.84$ 11.95 ZAR
Big Mac meal 4.64$ 66.00 ZAR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 32.80$ 466.58 ZAR
Alcohol$ZAR
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.49$ 21.20 ZAR
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.28$ 32.43 ZAR
Wine (700 ml) 4.90$ 69.70 ZAR
Vodka, rum, brandy 6.63$ 94.31 ZAR
Pack of cigarettes 3.11$ 44.24 ZAR
Hotels and hostels$ZAR
Hostel (for 1 person) 18.20$ 258.90 ZAR
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 47.00$ 668.58 ZAR
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 68.20$ 970.15 ZAR
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 112.20$ 1596.05 ZAR
Apartments for rent$ZAR
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 500.00$ 7112.50 ZAR
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 404.00$ 5746.90 ZAR
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 1002.80$ 14264.83 ZAR
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 758.00$ 10782.55 ZAR
Internet (60 Mbps) 72.00$ 1024.20 ZAR
Transportation$ZAR
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1.51$ 21.48 ZAR
Public transport (Monthly pass) 43.64$ 620.78 ZAR
Taxi Start 1.59$ 22.62 ZAR
Taxi (1 km) 1.02$ 14.51 ZAR
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 7.24$ 102.99 ZAR
Petrol (gas) 1.10$ 15.65 ZAR
Personal care$ZAR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4.75$ 67.57 ZAR
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18.80$ 267.43 ZAR
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 3.21$ 45.66 ZAR
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2.60$ 36.99 ZAR
Tube of toothpaste 1.46$ 20.77 ZAR
Visit to private doctor 33.60$ 477.96 ZAR
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 11.80$ 167.86 ZAR
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.16$ 59.18 ZAR
Entertainment$ZAR
1 ticket to the movie 6.60$ 93.89 ZAR
1 ticket to the theatre 28.00$ 398.30 ZAR
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.60$ 122.34 ZAR
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.20$ 514.95 ZAR
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5.00$ 71.13 ZAR
Other prices$ZAR
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.60$ 918.94 ZAR
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.60$ 705.56 ZAR
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.40$ 1385.52 ZAR
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.40$ 1357.07 ZAR
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