Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

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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 55
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 48
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 69
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 78
2 liters of Coca-Cola R 18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 11
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R 11,503
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R 7,545
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,931
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 538
40” flat screen TV R 5,887
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,673
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 71
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 136
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R 820
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 1,156
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 309,496
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport R 1,729
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 429
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 48
4 rolls of toilet paper R 22
Tube of toothpaste R 16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 139
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 260
2 tickets to the movies R 164
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 571
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 51
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 31
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R 9,687
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 2.23
1 month of gym membership in business district R 606
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R 39
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 609 prices entered by 73 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2018.

Pretoria position in our World Ranking

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208th
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