Cost of living in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Bloemfontein

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 32,892
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 14,447
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Bloemfontein
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 113
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 57
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 15
12 eggs, large R 34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 90
2 liters of coca-cola R 19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 14
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 10,392
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 6,260
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,268
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 6,825
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 5,121
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 909
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 613
40” flat screen tv R 6,240
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,485
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 78
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 124
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 687
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 565
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,178
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,493
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 257,471
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 20
Monthly ticket public transport R 414
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 262
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 81
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 424
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 503
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 62
4 rolls of toilet paper R 32
Tube of toothpaste R 19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 115
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 359
2 tickets to the movies R 126
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 498
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 514
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 56
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 29
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 3,025
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.83
1 month of gym membership in business district R 474
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 36
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 62 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2022

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