Cost of living in Welkom, South Africa

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List of prices in Welkom, South Africa. Current as of Sep 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R 52
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R 45
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R 34
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R 11
12 eggs, large R 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R 20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R 43
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R 23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R 65
2 liters of coca-cola R 16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R 8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R 6,750
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R 4,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R 2,550
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R 2,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R 708
40” flat screen tv R 5,600
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R 1,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R 95
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R 1,000
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R 300
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R 600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R 312,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R 15
Monthly ticket public transport R 490
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) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R 400
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R 120
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R 225
2 tickets to the movies R 147
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R 400
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R 39
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R 15
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district R 300
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
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: September 27, 2019

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