Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Pretoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 37,187
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 16,723
  • Pretoria is the most expensive city in South Africa (1 out of 4)
  • Pretoria is the 2nd most expensive city in Africa (2 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Pretoria is cheaper than in 67% of cities in the World (189 out of 282)

List of prices in Pretoria, South Africa. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 93
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 60
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 85
2 liters of coca-cola R 20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 11,408
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 8,150
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,649
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 9,011
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 6,712
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,263
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 755
40” flat screen tv R 4,838
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,844
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 79
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 60
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 711
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 638
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,307
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,031
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 296,542
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 989
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 151
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 67
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 231
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 388
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 57
4 rolls of toilet paper R 25
Tube of toothpaste R 17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 125
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 364
2 tickets to the movies R 195
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 854
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 578
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 63
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 32
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 2.52
1 month of gym membership in business district R 600
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 44
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 530 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2020

Pretoria position in our World Ranking

the world
189th
out of 282
africa
2nd
out of 14
south africa
1st
out of 4

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

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4th
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st

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