Cost of living in Pretoria, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Pretoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 37,153
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 16,715
  • Pretoria is the most expensive city in South Africa (1 out of 4)
  • Pretoria is the 2nd most expensive city in Africa (2 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Pretoria is cheaper than in 67% of cities in the World (181 out of 271)

List of prices in Pretoria, South Africa. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 93
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 61
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 15
12 eggs, large R 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 88
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 11,408
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 8,150
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,649
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 9,011
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 6,712
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,263
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 755
40” flat screen tv R 4,474
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,786
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 81
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 60
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 699
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 638
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,263
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,031
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 296,542
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 16
Monthly ticket public transport R 989
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 151
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 72
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 231
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 393
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 56
4 rolls of toilet paper R 26
Tube of toothpaste R 17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 120
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 364
2 tickets to the movies R 188
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 854
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 576
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 63
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 30
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 7,410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 2.52
1 month of gym membership in business district R 595
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 45
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 510 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: February 16, 2020

Pretoria position in our World Ranking

the world
181st
out of 271
africa
2nd
out of 12
south africa
1st
out of 4

Cheapest and most expensive products in Pretoria compared to other cities:

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2nd
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
2nd
africa
2nd

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