- Cost of Living
- South Africa
- Egypt
- Polokwane
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Polokwane, South Africa**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 92% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Polokwane (South Africa) is 92% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | R 60 (E£ 91) | E£ 69 | + 31% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | R 47 (E£ 70) | E£ 67 | + 5% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | R 38 (E£ 58) | E£ 35 | + 65% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | R 13 (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 46% | |

12 eggs, large | R 31 (E£ 46) | E£ 18 | + 162% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | R 18 (E£ 27) | E£ 6 | + 336% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | R 56 (E£ 85) | E£ 29 | + 191% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | R 28 (E£ 42) | E£ 18 | + 128% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | R 19 (E£ 28) | E£ 5.33 | + 426% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | R 19 (E£ 29) | E£ 17 | + 68% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | R 79 (E£ 119) | E£ 92 | + 29% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | R 17 (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 132% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | R 11 (E£ 16) | E£ 3.48 | + 357% | |

Housing | + 217% | |||

Housing in Polokwane (South Africa) is 217% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | R 6,250 (E£ 9,459) | E£ 5,083 | + 86% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | R 6,500 (E£ 9,837) | E£ 2,637 | + 273% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | R 1,175 (E£ 1,778) | E£ 291 | + 510% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | R 5,167 (E£ 7,819) | E£ 2,571 | + 204% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | R 4,333 (E£ 6,558) | E£ 1,457 | + 350% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | R 800 (E£ 1,211) | E£ 238 | + 409% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | R 1,000 (E£ 1,513) | E£ 381 | + 297% | |

40” flat screen TV | R 6,933 (E£ 10,493) | E£ 6,052 | + 73% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | R 2,600 (E£ 3,935) | E£ 1,489 | + 164% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | R 95 (E£ 144) | E£ 67 | + 113% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | R 27 (E£ 40) | E£ 17 | + 138% | |

Clothes | + 74% | |||

Clothes in Polokwane (South Africa) is 74% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | R 1,000 (E£ 1,513) | E£ 735 | + 106% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | R 650 (E£ 984) | E£ 604 | + 63% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | R 1,333 (E£ 2,018) | E£ 1,448 | + 39% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | R 1,250 (E£ 1,892) | E£ 581 | + 225% | |

Transportation | + 56% | |||

Transportation in Polokwane (South Africa) is 56% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | R 226,500 (E£ 342,784) | E£ 356,935 | - 4% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | R 14 (E£ 21) | E£ 3.61 | + 477% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | R 280 (E£ 424) | E£ 182 | + 132% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 94 | - | |

Personal Care | + 432% | |||

Personal Care in Polokwane (South Africa) is 432% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | R 150 (E£ 227) | E£ 24 | + 837% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | R 420 (E£ 636) | E£ 87 | + 627% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | R 650 (E£ 984) | E£ 104 | + 846% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | R 52 (E£ 79) | E£ 40 | + 96% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | R 28 (E£ 42) | E£ 19 | + 120% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | R 57 (E£ 86) | E£ 26 | + 235% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | R 42 (E£ 64) | E£ 13 | + 404% | |

Tube of toothpaste | R 17 (E£ 26) | E£ 12 | + 122% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | R 60 (E£ 91) | E£ 29 | + 214% | |

Entertainment | + 98% | |||

Entertainment in Polokwane (South Africa) is 98% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | R 400 (E£ 605) | E£ 119 | + 410% | |

2 tickets to the movies | R 140 (E£ 212) | E£ 86 | + 147% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | R 160 (E£ 242) | E£ 229 | + 6% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | R 800 (E£ 1,211) | E£ 228 | + 432% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | R 53 (E£ 79) | E£ 52 | + 52% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | R 30 (E£ 45) | E£ 22 | + 110% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | R 33 (E£ 49) | E£ 19 | + 152% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | R 12,999 (E£ 19,673) | E£ 12,013 | + 64% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 0.23 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | R 290 (E£ 439) | E£ 433 | + 1% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | R 41 (E£ 62) | E£ 27 | + 126% | |

TOTAL | + 118% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 349 prices entered by 29 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
1.513
EGP
/
ZAR

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#
Cost of living in
**Polokwane (South Africa)**
is
**118% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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