Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Pretoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 41,875
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 19,424
  • Pretoria is the 2nd cheapest city in Africa (3 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Pretoria is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (179 out of 194)
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List of prices in Pretoria
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 128
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 71
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 20
12 eggs, large R 55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 99
2 liters of coca-cola R 23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 17
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 13,163
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 11,021
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,634
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 7,510
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 6,147
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 970
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 660
40” flat screen tv R 5,939
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,346
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 73
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 118
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 742
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 604
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,468
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,617
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 371,678
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 23
Monthly ticket public transport R 816
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 162
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 66
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 236
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 546
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 57
4 rolls of toilet paper R 25
Tube of toothpaste R 21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 150
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 374
2 tickets to the movies R 210
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 628
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 70
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 37
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,815
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.89
1 month of gym membership in business district R 607
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 50
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 152 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2024

Pretoria position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 194
africa
3rd
out of 4

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

the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
the world
5th
africa
1st
africa
1st

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