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Cost of Living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 40.04
Rent Index: 10.78
Groceries Index: 35.29
Restaurants Index: 36.29
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 25.13
Local Purchasing Power: 129.86

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 R
50.00
80.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 345.00 R
200.00
380.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 R
45.00
60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 22.00 R
20.00
25.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 22.50 R
18.00
30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.33 R
16.00
22.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 10.33 R
8.00
12.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 8.33 R
5.00
10.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 42.78 R
35.96
60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 9.30 R
8.16
9.98
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5.75 R
5.44
6.35
Eggs (12) 17.50 R
16.00
18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 34.59 R
31.75
36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 34.70 R
29.48
44.45
Apples (1 lb) 6.92 R
5.44
9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 4.84 R
4.54
5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 7.71 R
7.26
8.16
Potato (1 lb) 5.67 R
4.54
6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 11.75 R
10.00
14.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.67 R
9.00
10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 42.50 R
40.00
50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.33 R
14.00
15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 11.00 R
10.00
12.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 35.00 R
33.00
35.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.50 R
5.00
11.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 R
150.00
250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R
14.00
50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 R
16.09
16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 R
100.00
100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 63.41 R
53.00
73.82
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 R
240,000.00
273,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 815.00 R
637.50
1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.99 R
0.99
0.99
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 733.33 R
700.00
800.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 359.50 R
319.00
400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 91.67 R
50.00
150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 R
45.00
55.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 675.00 R
550.00
800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 349.75 R
250.00
500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 900.00 R
800.00
1,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 600.00 R
600.00
600.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,500.00 R
3,000.00
4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,000.00 R
2,800.00
3,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,833.33 R
6,500.00
7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,500.00 R
5,000.00
8,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 719.99 R
696.77
743.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 641.03 R
631.74
650.32
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 13,211.40 R
11,057.00
19,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 8.58
8.00
9.00

These data are based on 261 entries in the past 18 months from 28 different contributors.

Last update: June, 2015

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#Alex on Jun 22, 2015 :
How much does it cost for a post graduate student at NMMU..including housing and other utilities.please help am coming in january

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