Cost of living in Durban, South Africa

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 106
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 61
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 101
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 14
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 11,520
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 6,497
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,423
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 9,888
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 5,258
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 790
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 555
40” flat screen TV R 5,486
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,944
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 87
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 172
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 639
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 599
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,339
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,100
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 256,611
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport R 544
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 112
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 55
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 282
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 385
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 50
4 rolls of toilet paper R 29
Tube of toothpaste R 17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 103
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 274
2 tickets to the movies R 172
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 748
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 447
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 55
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 29
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 25
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 8,405
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.68
1 month of gym membership in business district R 472
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 39
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 548 prices entered by 61 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2018.

Durban position in our World Ranking

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253rd
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11th
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4th
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