Cost of living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Port Elizabeth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 32,833
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 15,046
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 105
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 63
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 15
12 eggs, large R 32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 50
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 73
2 liters of coca-cola R 20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 10
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 11,083
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 7,375
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 813
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 6,590
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 4,130
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 468
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 703
40” flat screen tv R 6,207
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,144
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 107
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 67
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 655
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 485
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,445
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 968
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 305,866
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 539
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 97
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 67
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 209
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 417
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 57
4 rolls of toilet paper R 27
Tube of toothpaste R 18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 109
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 370
2 tickets to the movies R 201
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 471
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 551
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 56
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 28
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 32
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,951
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.67
1 month of gym membership in business district R 342
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 39
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 244 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: August 13, 2020

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