Cost of living in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district R 106
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 51
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 36
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 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 21
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes R 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 87
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 12,976
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,420
Internet 8MB (1 month) R 624
40” flat screen TV R 6,647
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt R 1,536
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 100
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 21
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 781
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) R 508
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) R 867
1 pair of leather business shoes R 1,145
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 267,469
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 13
Monthly ticket public transport R 547
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) R 140
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) R 63
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 37
4 rolls of toilet paper R 25
Tube of toothpaste R 15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 112
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 278
2 tickets to the movies R 121
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 592
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert R 507
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 47
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 23
iPod nano 16GB R 1,977
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 0.99
1 month of gym membership in business district R 470
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 35
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,843 prices entered by 415 different people.
Latest price update: May 04, 2015.

Joburg position in our World Ranking

the world
135th
out of 191
africa
3rd
out of 7
south africa
2nd
out of 4

Cheapest and most expensive products in Joburg compared to other cities:

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5th
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