Cost of living in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district R 97
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 51
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 13
12 eggs, large R 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 21
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes R 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 80
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 10
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 12,737
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,127
Internet 8MB (1 month) R 624
40” flat screen TV R 6,726
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt R 1,552
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 95
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 21
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 703
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) R 490
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) R 875
1 pair of leather business shoes R 1,179
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 290,215
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 13
Monthly ticket public transport R 829
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) R 137
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) R 65
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 36
4 rolls of toilet paper R 22
Tube of toothpaste R 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 109
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 290
2 tickets to the movies R 125
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 752
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert R 506
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 44
Capuccino in expat area of the city R 23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 22
iPod nano 16GB R 1,940
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 0.99
1 month of gym membership in business district R 428
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 35
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,500 prices entered by 389 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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