Cost of living in Durban, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Durban

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 37,887
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 17,809
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Durban
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 105
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 78
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 47
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 17
12 eggs, large R 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 71
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 102
2 liters of coca-cola R 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 8
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 12,869
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 8,854
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,724
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 12,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 7,384
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,041
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 631
40” flat screen tv R 4,757
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,849
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 92
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 237
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 842
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 648
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,333
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,227
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 318,866
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 21
Monthly ticket public transport R 576
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 135
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 57
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 224
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 526
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 56
4 rolls of toilet paper R 26
Tube of toothpaste R 17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 79
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 405
2 tickets to the movies R 189
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 391
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 533
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 56
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 35
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 6,342
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.87
1 month of gym membership in business district R 635
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 43
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 173 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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