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$ZAR
A loaf of bread (400 g) 1.02$ 14.42 ZAR
Milk (1 l) 1.14$ 16.11 ZAR
Eggs (12) 2.12$ 29.97 ZAR
Local cheese (1 kg) 7.42$ 104.88 ZAR
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 5.23$ 73.93 ZAR
White rice (1 kg) 1.61$ 22.76 ZAR
Onion (1 kg) 1.26$ 17.81 ZAR
Salad (1 kg) 1.13$ 15.97 ZAR
Potato (1 kg) 1.35$ 19.08 ZAR
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.42$ 20.07 ZAR
Mango (kg) 0.74$ 10.46 ZAR
Avocado (kg) 0.64$ 9.05 ZAR
Kiwi (kg) 0.36$ 5.09 ZAR
Bananas (kg) 1.42$ 20.07 ZAR
Apples (kg) 1.67$ 23.61 ZAR
Orange (1 kg) 1.64$ 23.18 ZAR
Beef (1 kg) 7.04$ 99.51 ZAR
Pork (1 kg) 6.69$ 94.57 ZAR
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.24$ 17.53 ZAR
Restaurants$ZAR
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 9.06$ 128.07 ZAR
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 18.60$ 262.92 ZAR
Cappuccino (regular) 1.99$ 28.13 ZAR
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.01$ 14.28 ZAR
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.84$ 11.87 ZAR
Big Mac meal 4.64$ 65.59 ZAR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 32.80$ 463.64 ZAR
Alcohol$ZAR
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.49$ 21.06 ZAR
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.28$ 32.23 ZAR
Wine (700 ml) 4.90$ 69.26 ZAR
Vodka, rum, brandy 6.63$ 93.72 ZAR
Pack of cigarettes 3.11$ 43.96 ZAR
Hotels and hostels$ZAR
Hostel (for 1 person) 18.20$ 257.26 ZAR
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 47.00$ 664.36 ZAR
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 68.20$ 964.03 ZAR
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 112.20$ 1585.99 ZAR
Apartments for rent$ZAR
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 500.00$ 7067.70 ZAR
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 404.00$ 5710.70 ZAR
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 1002.80$ 14174.98 ZAR
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 758.00$ 10714.63 ZAR
Internet (60 Mbps) 72.00$ 1017.75 ZAR
Transportation$ZAR
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1.51$ 21.34 ZAR
Public transport (Monthly pass) 43.64$ 616.87 ZAR
Taxi Start 1.59$ 22.48 ZAR
Taxi (1 km) 1.02$ 14.42 ZAR
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 7.24$ 102.34 ZAR
Petrol (gas) 1.10$ 15.55 ZAR
Personal care$ZAR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4.75$ 67.14 ZAR
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18.80$ 265.75 ZAR
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 3.21$ 45.37 ZAR
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2.60$ 36.75 ZAR
Tube of toothpaste 1.46$ 20.64 ZAR
Visit to private doctor 33.60$ 474.95 ZAR
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 11.80$ 166.80 ZAR
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.16$ 58.80 ZAR
Entertainment$ZAR
1 ticket to the movie 6.60$ 93.29 ZAR
1 ticket to the theatre 28.00$ 395.79 ZAR
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.60$ 121.56 ZAR
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.20$ 511.70 ZAR
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5.00$ 70.68 ZAR
Other prices$ZAR
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.60$ 913.15 ZAR
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.60$ 701.12 ZAR
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.40$ 1376.79 ZAR
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.40$ 1348.52 ZAR
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