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Cost of Living in Durban, South Africa

Prices in Durban

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 46.73
Rent Index: 17.11
Groceries Index: 42.49
Restaurants Index: 42.99
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 32.46
Local Purchasing Power: 81.62

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 R
60.00
100.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 R
300.00
400.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 41.48 R
40.00
50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 15.75 R
15.00
20.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 23.00 R
20.00
25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 16.00 R
14.95
18.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 9.19 R
8.00
12.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 7.61 R
5.00
10.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 9.35 R
8.20
10.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 9.15 R
6.87
11.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 14.17 R
12.00
20.00
Eggs (12) 19.70 R
15.00
25.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 61.45 R
46.50
70.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 53.54 R
40.00
65.00
Apples (1kg) 14.21 R
10.99
16.99
Oranges (1kg) 10.71 R
5.00
14.00
Tomato (1kg) 13.36 R
8.50
18.00
Potato (1kg) 10.24 R
8.00
15.00
Lettuce (1 head) 8.88 R
7.00
10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.37 R
10.00
15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 R
36.00
50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.12 R
9.00
15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 16.14 R
12.00
20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 32.00 R
30.00
35.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 R
6.00
10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 R
100.00
250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 R
8.00
10.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 R
5.00
10.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 R
Gasoline (1 liter) 12.71 R
11.98
13.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 180,000.00 R
140,000.00
220,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 1,039.32 R
800.00
1,275.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.83 R
1.00
2.58
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 669.80 R
400.00
1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 424.83 R
300.00
500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 60.00 R
50.00
80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 R
45.00
65.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 468.50 R
300.00
599.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 278.57 R
200.00
350.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 605.56 R
450.00
800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 583.33 R
450.00
750.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,971.43 R
3,500.00
5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,722.22 R
3,000.00
5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,971.43 R
5,800.00
10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,875.00 R
5,000.00
9,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,525.00 R
6,600.00
8,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,875.00 R
8,500.00
11,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 12,150.00 R
9,000.00
18,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.00
8.50
9.50

These data are based on 792 entries in the past 18 months from 65 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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2 Comments so far

#Lisa on Sep 18, 2013 :
For someone who is returning to Durban after 14 years in the UK, this is extremely helpful!
#buzigi on Dec 23, 2012 :
i really like south africa and for this christmas what i would request God is to allow entry in south africa and make alot of money and make it my next home of my life . Amen

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