Cost of living in Durban, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Durban

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,316 (R 37,320)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,123 (R 18,096)
  • 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 Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
ZAR USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 85 ($5.28)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 77 ($4.75)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 41 ($2.53)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 16 ($1.02)
12 eggs, large R 30 ($1.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 19 ($1.16)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 61 ($3.78)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 25 ($1.58)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 17 ($1.04)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 16 ($0.98)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 91 ($5.62)
2 liters of coca-cola R 23 ($1.40)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 8 ($0.49)
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Housing Update prices
ZAR USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 13,862 ($860)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 8,855 ($550)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,534 ($95)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 12,880 ($799)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 7,268 ($451)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,041 ($65)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 623 ($39)
40” flat screen tv R 4,719 ($293)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,866 ($116)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 96 ($5.97)
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 131 ($8)
Clothes Update prices
ZAR USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 840 ($52)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 760 ($47)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,333 ($83)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,227 ($76)
Transportation Update prices
ZAR USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 318,866 ($19,791)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 20 ($1.21)
Monthly ticket public transport R 576 ($36)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 134 ($8)
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Personal Care Update prices
ZAR USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 57 ($3.52)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 224 ($14)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 502 ($31)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 63 ($3.93)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 32 ($1.97)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 56 ($3.47)
4 rolls of toilet paper R 26 ($1.64)
Tube of toothpaste R 17 ($1.03)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 79 ($4.89)
Entertainment Update prices
ZAR USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 341 ($21)
2 tickets to the movies R 189 ($12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 391 ($24)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 533 ($33)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 55 ($3.44)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 35 ($2.19)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 25 ($1.56)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 6,342 ($394)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.87 ($0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district R 635 ($39)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 43 ($2.66)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 174 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

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