Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Pretoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 36,247
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 16,739
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List of prices in Pretoria, South Africa. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
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 44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 17
12 eggs, large R 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 106
2 liters of coca-cola R 21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 11,643
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 8,559
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,507
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 8,366
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 7,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,181
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 626
40” flat screen tv R 4,613
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,723
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 85
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 89
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 735
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 741
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,222
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,193
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 318,443
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 636
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 144
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 69
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 236
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 434
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 56
4 rolls of toilet paper R 24
Tube of toothpaste R 20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 146
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 356
2 tickets to the movies R 190
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 766
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 505
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 65
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 32
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,729
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 2.27
1 month of gym membership in business district R 598
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 46
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 310 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2021

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