Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Pretoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 36,792
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 16,806
  • Cost of living in Pretoria is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Africa (4 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Pretoria is cheaper than in 72% of cities in the World (144 out of 200)

List of prices in Pretoria, South Africa. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 108
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 59
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 17
12 eggs, large R 32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 56
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 103
2 liters of coca-cola R 21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 11
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 11,613
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 8,558
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,632
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 8,422
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 7,145
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,077
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 629
40” flat screen tv R 4,714
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,716
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 89
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 89
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 785
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 663
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,256
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,175
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 301,104
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 808
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 149
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 66
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 241
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 434
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 59
4 rolls of toilet paper R 25
Tube of toothpaste R 18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 145
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 356
2 tickets to the movies R 186
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 793
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 550
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 68
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 33
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 31
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,490
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 2.54
1 month of gym membership in business district R 554
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 46
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 282 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2021

Pretoria position in our World Ranking

the world
144th
out of 200
africa
4th
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Pretoria compared to other cities:

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