Cost of Living in South Africa

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 113.81 R
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 450.00 R
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 55.00 R
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 25.00 R
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 26.45 R
Cappuccino (regular) 23.72 R
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 11.99 R
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.52 R


Milk (regular), (1 liter) 13.60 R
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 12.52 R
Rice (white), (1kg) 19.55 R
Eggs (regular) (12) 23.53 R
Local Cheese (1kg) 91.40 R
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 65.07 R
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 84.30 R
Apples (1kg) 20.52 R
Banana (1kg) 16.72 R
Oranges (1kg) 20.25 R
Tomato (1kg) 18.17 R
Potato (1kg) 16.68 R
Onion (1kg) 15.22 R
Lettuce (1 head) 13.49 R
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.58 R
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 R
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.54 R
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 40.00 R


One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 R
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500.00 R
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 10.00 R
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 R
Gasoline (1 liter) 13.38 R
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 267,500.00 R
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 270,635.44 R

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 1,028.00 R
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.75 R
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 814.05 R

Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 451.76 R
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 93.87 R
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 70.00 R


Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,660.19 R
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,781.12 R

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 693.48 R
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 458.30 R
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,098.60 R
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,074.07 R

Rent Per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,865.44 R
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,810.07 R
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 11,391.95 R
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,727.12 R

Buy Apartment Price

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,630.61 R
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,439.45 R

Salaries And Financing

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,826.33 R
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.52