Cost of living in Boksburg, South Africa

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 95
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 50
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 13
12 eggs, large R 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 78
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 6
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 14,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 20,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 700
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV R 4,238
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 843
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 90
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 25
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 600
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 400
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 952
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,200
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 214,049
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 13
Monthly ticket public transport R 300
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 80
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 474
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 60
4 rolls of toilet paper R 29
Tube of toothpaste R 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 156
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 352
2 tickets to the movies R 100
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 750
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 65
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 35
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 10,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district R 569
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 40
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 69 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 04, 2017.

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