Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

List of prices in Pretoria, South Africa. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 101
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R 56
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 22
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 86
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 9
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 11,218
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 8,169
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 8,680
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R 6,633
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R 730
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R 521
40” flat screen TV R 5,378
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,595
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 71
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 166
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 846
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R 528
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,435
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,157
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 309,548
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 1,592
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 152
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 58
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 277
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R 457
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R 57
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 52
4 rolls of toilet paper R 24
Tube of toothpaste R 17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 136
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 288
2 tickets to the movies R 167
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 730
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 487
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 51
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 31
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 8,605
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 2.23
1 month of gym membership in business district R 590
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 39
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 531 prices entered by 74 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2019.

Pretoria position in our World Ranking

the world
191st
out of 326
africa
3rd
out of 18
south africa
1st
out of 5

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