Cost of living and prices in South Africa, prices of food, rent, shopping, etc. 🇿🇦 Updated May 2021

South Africa is country located in Southern Africa. Bordered by Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe. South Africa covers an area of 1,219,912 square kilometres. South Africa has a population of 49,000,000 and a population density of 40.17 people per square kilometre. The official languages of South Africa are Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu. South Africa gross domestic product (GDP) is $353,900,000,000. GDP per capita is $ 7222. The currency in South Africa is South African rand. Top level domains in South Africa: .za

Estimated cost of living for a month without rent

800.41 USD

Total cost of living for two person with average consumption for one month will be 800.41 USD, no rent price included. Click here to calculate cost-of-living estimate in South Africa

Cost of Living Estimate

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Restaurants prices

Meal in Inexpensive Restaurant
8.03 $
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
32.86 $
McMeal at McDonalds or Alternative Combo Meal
4.01 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Draught
1.83 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
2.19 $
Cappuccino
1.71 $
Coca-Cola, 0.33 liter Bottle
0.86 $

Markets prices

Water, 0.33 liter Bottle
0.69 $
Milk, Regular,1 liter
1.00 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 0.5 kg
0.92 $
White Rice, 1 kg
1.40 $
Eggs, 12 pack
1.69 $
Local Cheese, 1 kg
6.60 $
Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg
4.75 $
Beef Round or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat, 1 kg
6.19 $
Apples, 1 kg
1.49 $
Banana, 1 kg
1.22 $
Oranges, 1 kg
1.46 $
Tomato, 1 kg
1.33 $
Potato, 1 kg
1.22 $
Onion, 1 kg
1.12 $
Lettuce, 1 head
0.98 $
Water, 1.5 liter Bottle
1.06 $
Bottle of Wine, Mid-Range Price
4.01 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Bottle
1.27 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
1.93 $
Pack of Cigarettes
2.92 $

Transportation prices

One-way Ticket, Local Transport
1.10 $
Monthly Pass, Regular Price
36.51 $
Taxi Start, Normal Tariff
1.47 $
Taxi, price for 1 km, Normal Tariff
0.73 $
Taxi, price for 1 hour Waiting, Normal Tariff
3.65 $
Gasoline, 1 liter
0.97 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
18,985.99 $
Honda Civic 1.6 Or Alternative New Car
19,568.30 $

Utilities Per Month prices

Basic utilities for 85m2 Apartment including Electricity, Heating or Cooling, Water and Garbage
74.15 $
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local, price per 1 min, No Discounts or Plans
0.13 $
Internet, 60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL
59.55 $

Sports And Leisure prices

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
33.31 $
Tennis Court Rent, 1 Hour on Weekend
6.81 $

Salaries And Financing prices

Cinema ticket, 1 Seat
5.11 $
Average Monthly Net Salary, After Tax
1,248.18 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages for 20 Years Fixed-Rate, Yearly, Fixed-Rate
0.06 %

Childcare prices

Private Preschool or Kindergarten, Monthly for 1 Child
203.22 $
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
4,637.37 $

Clothing And Shoes prices

Pair of Jeans in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
50.57 $
Summer Dress in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
33.83 $
Pair of Running Shoes, Mid-Range Price
79.55 $
Pair of Leather Business Shoes
78.45 $

Rent Per Month prices

One bedroom apartment in city centre
425.12 $
One bedroom apartment outside of city centre
349.92 $
Three bedroom apartment in city centre
836.95 $
Three bedroom apartment outside of city centre
706.54 $

Buy Apartment prices

Price per m2 to Buy Apartment in City Center
920.03 $
Price per m2 to Buy Apartment Outside of City Center
756.96 $