Cost of living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Port Elizabeth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 33,404
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 15,824
  • 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 Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 83
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 63
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 15
12 eggs, large R 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 54
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 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 84
2 liters of coca-cola R 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 12,514
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 7,628
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 884
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 6,861
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 4,418
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 444
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 847
40” flat screen tv R 5,860
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,064
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 103
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 95
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 696
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 493
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,208
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 930
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 298,212
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport R 518
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 97
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 64
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 184
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 443
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 54
4 rolls of toilet paper R 26
Tube of toothpaste R 18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 132
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 315
2 tickets to the movies R 185
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 498
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 526
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 56
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 26
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,951
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.81
1 month of gym membership in business district R 454
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 35
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 212 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

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