Cost of living in Johannesburg, South Africa

List of prices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 111
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 59
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 15
12 eggs, large R 36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 71
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 96
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 11
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 14,593
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 10,614
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,264
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 11,061
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 7,360
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 775
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 632
40” flat screen TV R 5,754
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,523
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 80
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 82
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 792
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 667
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,357
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,343
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 310,412
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport R 1,054
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 206
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 92
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 244
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 454
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 48
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 55
4 rolls of toilet paper R 28
Tube of toothpaste R 18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 159
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 368
2 tickets to the movies R 168
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 1,093
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 524
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 62
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 31
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 9,284
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.66
1 month of gym membership in business district R 586
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 43
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,762 prices entered by 229 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2018.

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