Cost of living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 96
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 49
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 16
12 eggs, large R 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 65
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 66
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 9
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 10,175
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 6,515
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 754
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 7,002
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 4,377
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 359
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 672
40” flat screen TV R 5,446
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,241
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 89
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 728
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 482
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,167
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 971
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 295,581
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 13
Monthly ticket public transport R 433
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 55
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 234
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 327
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 49
4 rolls of toilet paper R 22
Tube of toothpaste R 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 116
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 286
2 tickets to the movies R 151
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 383
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 441
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 50
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 27
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 9,320
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.87
1 month of gym membership in business district R 395
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 36
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 161 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: November 24, 2017.

Port Elizabeth position in our World Ranking

the world
270th
out of 337
africa
11th
out of 16
south africa
5th
out of 5

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