Cost of living in Rustenburg, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Rustenburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 33,482
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 15,214
  • 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 Rustenburg, South Africa. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 133
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 47
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 14
12 eggs, large R 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 52
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 95
2 liters of coca-cola R 18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 11
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 9,270
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 7,554
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,630
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 17,011
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 14,148
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 760
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 1,064
40” flat screen tv R 5,531
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,391
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 73
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 595
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 435
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,563
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 1,475
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 314,373
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 14
Monthly ticket public transport R 663
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R 125
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 73
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 569
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 385
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 49
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 38
4 rolls of toilet paper R 32
Tube of toothpaste R 20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 94
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 366
2 tickets to the movies R 113
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 500
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 631
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 46
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 19
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.99
1 month of gym membership in business district R 400
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R 40
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 90 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: August 13, 2020

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