Cost of living in Carletonville, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Carletonville

Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 40,485
Single person estimated monthly costs: R 17,127
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List of prices in Carletonville, South Africa. Current as of Jul 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 50
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 125
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 65
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 19
12 eggs, large R 50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 75
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 9,429
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 8,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 4,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 9,850
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 7,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 3,500
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 650
40” flat screen TV R 12,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 6,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 65
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 125
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 1,500
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 350
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,250
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,650
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 225,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport -
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 85
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 185
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 350
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 45
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 35
4 rolls of toilet paper R 50
Tube of toothpaste R 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 75
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 650
2 tickets to the movies R 165
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 600
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 650
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 125
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 25
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 6,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 7
1 month of gym membership in business district R 350
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 65
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2019

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