Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Pretoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 37,149
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 16,989
  • Cost of living in Pretoria is cheaper than in 72% of cities in the World (122 out of 169)
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List of prices in Pretoria
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 132
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 59
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 34
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 17
12 eggs, large R 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 85
2 liters of coca-cola R 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 15
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 11,068
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 9,659
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,645
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 6,998
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 5,928
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,020
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 415
40” flat screen tv R 4,308
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,697
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 88
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 75
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 715
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 527
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,305
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,304
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 317,653
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 1,001
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 142
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 442
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 52
4 rolls of toilet paper R 25
Tube of toothpaste R 20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 137
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 351
2 tickets to the movies R 185
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 511
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 64
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 29
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,815
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.66
1 month of gym membership in business district R 534
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 47
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 240 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2022

Pretoria position in our World Ranking

the world
122nd
out of 169
africa
3rd
out of 6

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

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