Cost of living in Durban, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Durban

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 40,417
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 18,356
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Durban
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 122
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 83
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 18
12 eggs, large R 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 76
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 131
2 liters of coca-cola R 25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 11
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 13,994
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 7,906
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,702
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 11,163
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 6,273
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,007
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 624
40” flat screen tv R 4,806
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,642
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 89
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 283
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 778
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 570
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,235
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,230
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 362,082
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 22
Monthly ticket public transport R 1,011
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 129
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 47
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 182
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 532
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 58
4 rolls of toilet paper R 26
Tube of toothpaste R 19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 96
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 323
2 tickets to the movies R 180
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 390
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 577
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 50
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 26
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 6,336
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.79
1 month of gym membership in business district R 524
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 44
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 73 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2024

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