- Cost of Living
- South Africa
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in South Africa compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 30% | |||
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Food in South Africa is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | R 102 (E£ 124) | E£ 130 | - 4% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | R 58 (E£ 71) | E£ 70 | + 2% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | R 41 (E£ 51) | E£ 39 | + 30% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | R 14 (E£ 17) | E£ 15 | + 18% | |
12 eggs, large | R 34 (E£ 42) | E£ 21 | + 96% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | R 19 (E£ 24) | E£ 10 | + 150% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | R 64 (E£ 78) | E£ 31 | + 155% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | R 23 (E£ 28) | E£ 25 | + 12% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | R 19 (E£ 23) | E£ 8 | + 200% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | R 17 (E£ 21) | E£ 23 | - 8% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | R 87 (E£ 107) | E£ 161 | - 34% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | R 19 (E£ 23) | E£ 13 | + 77% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | R 12 (E£ 14) | E£ 5.47 | + 164% | |
Housing | + 106% | |||
Housing in South Africa is 106% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | R 14,365 (E£ 17,563) | E£ 8,316 | + 111% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | R 9,068 (E£ 11,087) | E£ 4,892 | + 127% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | R 1,411 (E£ 1,725) | E£ 763 | + 126% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | R 10,470 (E£ 12,800) | E£ 6,256 | + 105% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | R 6,920 (E£ 8,460) | E£ 4,018 | + 111% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | R 987 (E£ 1,207) | E£ 594 | + 103% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | R 695 (E£ 850) | E£ 218 | + 291% | |
40” flat screen TV | R 5,694 (E£ 6,961) | E£ 5,901 | + 18% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | R 1,637 (E£ 2,002) | E£ 3,116 | - 36% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | R 85 (E£ 104) | E£ 96 | + 9% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | R 60 (E£ 73) | E£ 88 | - 18% | |
Clothes | - 3% | |||
Clothes in South Africa is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | R 818 (E£ 999) | E£ 884 | + 13% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | R 621 (E£ 760) | E£ 841 | - 10% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | R 1,326 (E£ 1,621) | E£ 1,956 | - 17% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | R 1,257 (E£ 1,536) | E£ 933 | + 65% | |
Transportation | + 20% | |||
Transportation in South Africa is 20% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | R 311,343 (E£ 380,646) | E£ 428,575 | - 11% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | R 16 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 190% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | R 715 (E£ 874) | E£ 701 | + 25% | |
Personal Care | + 54% | |||
Personal Care in South Africa is 54% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | R 77 (E£ 94) | E£ 41 | + 129% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | R 255 (E£ 312) | E£ 72 | + 333% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | R 447 (E£ 546) | E£ 290 | + 88% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | R 45 (E£ 55) | E£ 47 | + 16% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | R 32 (E£ 39) | E£ 49 | - 21% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | R 57 (E£ 70) | E£ 49 | + 42% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | R 27 (E£ 32) | E£ 25 | + 28% | |
Tube of toothpaste | R 18 (E£ 22) | E£ 22 | + 4% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | R 122 (E£ 149) | E£ 76 | + 96% | |
Entertainment | + 6% | |||
Entertainment in South Africa is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | R 333 (E£ 407) | E£ 350 | + 16% | |
2 tickets to the movies | R 172 (E£ 211) | E£ 128 | + 65% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | R 759 (E£ 928) | E£ 798 | + 16% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | R 520 (E£ 635) | E£ 581 | + 9% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | R 62 (E£ 75) | E£ 75 | + 1% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | R 30 (E£ 36) | E£ 40 | - 8% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | R 30 (E£ 37) | E£ 43 | - 14% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | R 7,994 (E£ 9,773) | E£ 9,712 | + 1% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | R 2.00 (E£ 2.45) | E£ 1.89 | + 29% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | R 524 (E£ 641) | E£ 802 | - 20% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | R 43 (E£ 52) | E£ 39 | + 34% | |
TOTAL | + 35% |
These prices were last updated on April 21, 2019.
Exchange rate:
1.223
EGP
/
ZAR
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 9,351 prices entered by 854 different people.
Cost of living in South Africa is 35% more expensive than in Egypt
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