Cost of living in Boksburg, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Boksburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 39,896
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 19,383
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Boksburg
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 108
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 58
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 54
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 107
2 liters of coca-cola R 19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 12
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 12,377
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 11,685
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,349
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 12,983
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 8,567
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,378
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 1,116
40” flat screen tv R 4,631
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,020
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 72
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 723
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 611
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,765
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 2,293
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 292,336
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 300
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 70
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 500
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 477
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 61
4 rolls of toilet paper R 30
Tube of toothpaste R 23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 155
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 349
2 tickets to the movies R 194
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 1,028
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 740
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 76
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 48
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 13,994
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.85
1 month of gym membership in business district R 604
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 46
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 14 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 06, 2022

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