Cost of living in Durban, South Africa

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 93
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 56
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 13
12 eggs, large R 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 14
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 71
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 10,125
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 8,881
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,118
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 8,885
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 5,730
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 1,030
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 494
40” flat screen TV R 5,355
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,923
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 117
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 642
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 581
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,028
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 992
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 296,271
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 13
Monthly ticket public transport R 427
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 110
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 56
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 294
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 397
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 50
4 rolls of toilet paper R 25
Tube of toothpaste R 14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 112
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 297
2 tickets to the movies R 137
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 540
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 444
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 53
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 22
iPad Air 2, 64GB R 9,138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.73
1 month of gym membership in business district R 506
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 37
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 525 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2017.

Durban position in our World Ranking

the world
253rd
out of 322
africa
10th
out of 15
south africa
4th
out of 4

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