Cost of living in Orkney, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Orkney

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 38,583
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 15,863
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Orkney, South Africa. Current as of Nov 2016.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 65
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 75
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 15
12 eggs, large R 36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 46
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 45
2 liters of coca-cola R 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 9
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 9,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 7,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 2,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 5,200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 3,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,500
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 100
40” flat screen tv R 3,500
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 3,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 40
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 2,000
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 1,800
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,800
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 380,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 14
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 80
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 200
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 350
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 56
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 30
4 rolls of toilet paper R 16
Tube of toothpaste R 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 80
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 250
2 tickets to the movies R 160
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 800
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 60
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 14,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district R 600
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 37
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 13, 2016

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