Cost of living in Tembisa, South Africa

Summary of cost of living in Tembisa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R 41,162
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R 26,750
  • 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 Tembisa
Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 60
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 50
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 31
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 15
12 eggs, large R 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 41
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 138
2 liters of coca-cola R 16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 5.00
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 22,750
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 19,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 1,350
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R 20,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R 12,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 1,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 600
40” flat screen tv R 6,833
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,233
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 78
Hourly rate for cleaning help R 40
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 700
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 717
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 1,167
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R 800
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 294,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 14
Monthly ticket public transport R 392
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R 50
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R 120
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 300
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R 15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R 19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R 39
4 rolls of toilet paper R 17
Tube of toothpaste R 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 65
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 289
2 tickets to the movies R 109
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R 674
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 768
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 38
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R 3,632
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R 1.41
1 month of gym membership in business district R 429
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 less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 10, 2020

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