Cost of living in Phalaborwa, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Phalaborwa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 31,527
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 12,458
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Phalaborwa, South Africa. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 150
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 68
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 120
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 77
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 8,333
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 4,228
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 4,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 3,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,250
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 591
40” flat screen tv R 6,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 53
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 50
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 900
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 476
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,200
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 800
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 300,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport R 500
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) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 450
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 38
4 rolls of toilet paper R 20
Tube of toothpaste R 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 86
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 300
2 tickets to the movies -
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 320
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 80
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district R 400
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2020

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