Cost of living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

List of prices in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 80
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 59
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 51
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 78
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 9
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 10,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 6,888
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 781
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R 7,127
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 4,050
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 407
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 777
40” flat screen TV R 5,487
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,412
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 101
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 103
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 783
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 499
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,544
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,116
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 300,058
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 513
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 111
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 65
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 243
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 445
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 52
4 rolls of toilet paper R 21
Tube of toothpaste R 16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 114
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 336
2 tickets to the movies R 189
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 430
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 471
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 24
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 8,109
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.74
1 month of gym membership in business district R 422
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 37
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 342 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2019

Port Elizabeth position in our World Ranking

the world
269th
out of 332
africa
13th
out of 18
south africa
5th
out of 5

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